The French Open has officially confirmed the overall prize fund will be €39,197,000 for 2018, which represents a 10 percent increase for the singles tournaments.
The most significant increases are in the qualifying rounds and first rounds but there is a 4.6 percent rise from 2017 on the sum the winner takes home.
The French Open have also announced several rule changes that are listed as follows on their website.
25 seconds:-The players will now have 25 seconds between points, instead of the previous 20 seconds. Spectators will be able to follow the countdown on a timer during the qualies.
A more organized warm-up procedure:- When the second player reaches their bench, the two players must go to the umpire’s chair for the toss within the space of a minute.- The players will then have five whole minutes to warm up. After the warm-up, they will have one minute in which to start play.Juniors changes:-
No service lets in the Juniors- In accordance with the rules applied at ITF Junior tournaments since the beginning of the year, no service lets will be allowed in the junior tournaments.
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