This year's French Open will see players abiding by a set of new rules - and playing for 10% more prize money.
WTA Staff
March 22, 2018

PARIS, France - There will be a 10% increase in the overall prize money pot for Roland Garros this year, the tournament announced via rolandgarros.com.

The total prize money fund on offer will be €39,197,000 ($48,252,000), and the singles champion will receive €2.2m ($2.7m). However, in line with recent trends, the largest increases will be to prize money in the qualifying - where there has been an increase of nearly 20% - and early rounds. First-round losers will take home a cheque for €40,000 ($49,240).

2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Getty)
2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Getty)

In line with rule changes at other Grand Slams, this year's Roland Garros will also see some new regulations. Players will be permitted to take 25 second between points, instead of the previous 20 seconds - and there will be a public shot clock to keep track of this.

The warm-up procedure will be more organised, with one minute allowed between the second player reaching her bench and the coin toss; five minutes to warm up; and one minute after the warm-up to start play.

There will also be no service lets in the junior competition, in line with the overall rules for the ITF Junior Circuit.