Prize Money

  • French Open prize money up by 3.3 million euros April 15, 2013

    Paris: Prize money at the French Open will rise significantly for both singles champions and players who lose in some of the early rounds. Roland Garros organisers said on Monday that the overall total for the tournament will go from 18.7 million euros ($24.6 million) last year to 22 million...
  • US Open prize money to double up by 2017 March 21, 2013

    The US Open tennis tournament will increase its annual prize money to USD50 million by 2017 - nearly double what it was last year - and switch back to a Sunday men's final in 2015, The Associated Press has learned. As part of an unprecedented five-year agreement with the men's and...
  • ATP unhappy with US Open men's final on Monday December 18, 2012

    London: The ATP opposes the US Open's switch to a Monday final in 2013 and is not satisfied with the prize money increase for the tournament. The US Tennis Association announced last Friday that the women's final would be moved to Sunday and the men's championship match to Monday next...
  • Australian Open organisers increase prize money October 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian Open organisers have increased prize money to a record 30 million Australian dollars ($31.1 million) for the first tennis major of 2013 in response to player concerns about compensation at Grand Slam tournaments. Tournament director Craig Tiley said the A$4 million ($4.15 million) increase, announced Tuesday, was the largest...
  • Delhi Half Marathon: Kenya's Edwin wins Men's category September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Kenya's Edwin Kipyego won the men's elite section in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday. In the women's category, Ethiopia's Yimer Wude came out on top. Meanwhile, among the Indian participants, Rahul Kumar Pal finished on top in the men's category, while Sudha Singh won in the...
  • It's men vs women at World Twenty20 September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The women's ICC World Twenty20 tournament began at Galle on Wednesday, and it's not just the fanfare that was missing when compared to the men's tournament, the prize money too comes a distant second for the cricket eves. According to a report in The Telegraph, there are more valleys...
  • Anand's triumph benefits Indian chess players June 5, 2012

    Chennai: In the wake of Viswanathan Anand's fifth world title, the All India Chess Federation has decided to promote the game by increasing the prize money of many tournaments besides introducing new events. The AICF will spend Rs 50 lakh more on prize money starting this year. The cash awards...
  • Marathon winner gives prize money to tea stall worker April 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Ashok Patil, a tea vendor at Mumbais Crawford Market area had a special visitor to his stall yesterday. A visitor called JeanBenot Jaouen, who like Patil, participated in the Mumbai Marathon last January albeit in different categories. Frenchman Jaouen presented Patil Rs 9000 half his prize money earnings...
  • Djokovic ends year with record prize money December 8, 2011

    London: Novak Djokovic has ended the season with a record $12.6 million in prize money. The 24yearold Serb won 10 titles in 2011, including three Grand Slams, to beat the previous record of $10.1 million shared by Rafael Nadal for his 2010 season and Roger Federer for 2007. Djokovic moved ahead of...
  • Dhoni's team gets 60 times more than Kapil's April 4, 2011

    BCCI has announced Rs 1 crore for each player and Delhi Rs 2 crore for Dhoni. ...
  • Dhoni's team gets 60 times more than Kapil's April 4, 2011

    New Delhi: It's raining rewards for the winning squad. Not only a 10 million largesse from BCCI, state governments are also queuing up to shower the cricketers with big money. Rajasthan has announced a complimentary trip on "Palace On wheels" for all the players. Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni have...
  • Football World Cup winners to pocket $30 million December 4, 2009

    Robben Island (South Africa): The winners of next year's World Cup final in South Africa will collect a cheque for $30 million, FIFA said on Thursday. The runnersup will receive $24 million and all participating teams will receive an extra $1 million to cover their preparation costs. The decision was announced after...
  • 'Women shouldn't get more money than men' January 18, 2008

    Melbourne: She may be the biggest draw as far as glamour goes in world tennis, but world No.5 Maria Sharapova is against the move to increase the women's share of the prize pool to more than 50 per cent of the total. Sharapova says female players should not get paid more...
  • Wimbledon follows US, Aussie Open lead June 19, 2007

    New Delhi:The Wimbledon championships will pay women and men equal prize money for the first time at this year's tournament. After years of holding out the world's most prestigious tournament finally bowed down to pressure from players and the public. Wimbledon now joins the US Open and Australian Open in...
  • Hefty sum on offer at Australian Open October 3, 2006

    Melbourne: Players will be competing for a record prize pool of $14.95 million at the Australian Open next January while instant replay technology will be used for the first time at the tournament, organisers said on Tuesday. The winners of the men's and women's singles events at the January 1528 event...