By Ros Satar, in Paris
- Johanna Konta – potential prize money for winning the French Open
- Konta has never been past the first round in Paris
- What is at stake given her optimism for an improved clay court season
PARIS, FRANCE – The British No. 1 continues to make her impact felt in the rankings, but can she get past the opening round first and if so what will she earn?
The second Slam of the year brings about the variable weather of Paris and of course the terre-battue – a surface that Johanna Konta would never claim to be her best.
This year though, while she might not have had that many more outings on the clay, the matches she has played have been of a higher quality and there has been a real improvement in her mind as to her readiness for the surface.
The last two years she has exited in the opening round (including a bruising heart-breaker of a first set tie-break two years ago with Denisa Allertova 19-17 in the Czech’s favour!).
Should she exit again in the first round, it will be a around a £30.5k pay-packet but this is a much improved Konta and while it might be a touch arrogant to think she could scoop the ultimate prize in the most open women’s title race in years, we think she could set her eyes on perhaps at least the third round where she meets France’s Caroline Garcia.
How much could Johanna Konta earn for each win?
|Winner||€2,1m – £1.83m|
|Semi-finalist||€530k – £463m|
|Quarter-finalist||€340k – £297k|
|Round of 16||€200k – £175k|
|Third Round||€118k – £103k|
|Second Round||€70k – £61k|
|First Round||€35k – £30.5k|
|Qualifying Third Round||€18k – £15.7k|
|Qualifying Second Round||€9k – £7.9k|
|Qualifying First Round||€5k – £4.4k|
She might even fancy her chances against Garcia – they are level at 2-2 in their head to head, but the pressures of playing in front of a French crowd seems to affect the French players more.
Total Prize Purse for 2016 (Singles Events only)
|Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
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