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[Yahoo] French Open to offer equal prize money (AP)

Rusty Backhand
04-03-2006, 06:16 PM
The French Open will offer equal prize money to the men's and women's champions for the first time. Each champion will receive $1.13 million, the French Tennis Federation said Monday. Total prize money for the May 28-June 11 tournament will be $17.21 million. Wimbledon remains the only Grand Slam tournament that pays the men's winner more than the women's champion.

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