French Open 2019: Katie Boulter to earn £20,000 despite been out of Roland Garros

Katie Boulter

The British number two Katie Boulter will get £20,000 after leaving to Paris to withdraw from the French Open 2019 despite the earlier indications that  she would not play as a result of a back injury.

Surprisingly, Katie Boulter’s name  appeared in the Thursday’s draw at Roland Garros despite her injury . Boulter said  “I was still hoping to have a chance of competing but doctors have advised me not to take a risk.”

Boulter who has not played since Britain’s Fed Cup win over Kazakhstan in April, was drawn to play Croatian 23rd seed Donna Vekic in Paris.

However, the first round prize money at Roland Garros is 46,000 euros (£40,640) but by withdrawing on site before the start of the main draw, a player is entitled to 50% of that, with the other half going to the replacement player.