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1. PRIZE MONEY 2007 15 263 800 €

1) Firstly, equal prize money across the board in all events and in all stages of the competition.
2) Secondly, the men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1 million Euros!
3) And lastly, a remarkable 7,23% increase over last year’s prize money.
The breakdown per event can consulted below…

2. SCHEDULING CHANGES
First Day of Competition / Sunday May 27th :
The 2006 “Sunday Start” was a great success. The result was positive, media, fans, tennis worldwide and particularly tennis in France greatly benefited from this innovation. We are quite sure it is the right
direction to take for the greater good of the players and the game. Consequently, we will increase the number of matches to be played on this opening day as outlined in the chart below:

Sunday Start 27/5:
2006:Mens Singles:6 matches Womens Singles:6 matches
2007:Mens Singles :12 matches Womens Singles:12 matches
(Matches will be scheduled on Courts:
-Philippe Chatrier,0Suzanne Lenglen,-Courts 1, 2, 7 and 17)

Note:as in 2006 Players still incompetition on the Friday will not be scheduled on Sunday

2007: The first round will be played over three days. Half of the players in the draw will be engaged in first round play from Sunday 27 May until Monday 28 May ; the other half from Monday 28 May until Tuesday 29 May.

All finals will be played on Court Philippe-Chatrier:

Womens singles: Saturday June 9
Womens doubles: Friday June 8
Mens singles: Sunday June 10
Mens doubles:Saturday June 9
Mixed doubles:Thursday June 7

3. FORMAT CHANGES
Women’s and Men’s DOUBLES : will be played best of 3 tie-break sets, at 6 games all

Mixed doubles : will be played best of 2 tie-break sets, if one-set-all, a match tie-break (10 points) will be used to decide the match. No ad games.


4. Wheelchair Event: for the first time at Roland Garros, a Wheelchair tournament will take place during the second week (Wednesday June 6to Friday June 8) We are really looking forward to welcoming the Top 8 Women and Men Players onto our clay courts and are making sure it will be a
wonderful experience all round..

5. Player’s Box: those of you to be scheduled on any of the three major courts will enjoy twice as many “player” invitations as previous years. On court Philippe Chatrier, two boxes of 15 seats will be reserved for each competitor.

6. Players Restaurant: In addition to the “Sports News”, we are in the process of completely renovating the Court Philippe-Chatrier eating areas… We have reorganised the main restaurant and have added 2 other food poles. Notably, the upstairs lounge has been transformed to cater for salads and pasta and a fresh sandwich concept will open next to the existing bar. We are quite sure you will notice a big difference!

7. The Benny Berthet Charity day will take place on Saturday 27 May and I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate – as you know, the funds go to 7 very deserving charities.


PRIZE MONEY

2006(Euro) Event 2007 Increse
5 138 560 Men's Singles 5 335 280 3,83%
1 233 920 Men's Doubles 1 259 400 2,06%
338 560 Men's Qualifying 353 280 4,35%
6 711 040 MEN'S TOTAL 6 947 960 3,53%
4 805 640 Ladies'Singles 5 335 280 11,02%
1 086 200 Ladies' Doubles 1 259 400 15,95%
253 920 Ladies' Qualifying 264 960 4,35%
6 145 760 WOMEN'S TOTAL 6 859 640 11,62%
289 200 MIXED DOUBLES 292 000 0,97%
219 800 MEN'S SENIOR EVENTS 238 000 8,28%
14 235 800 CHAMPIONSHIP TOTAL 15 264 500 7,23%
 

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