The current amount of money won by beaten finalists at the Australian Open is as follows: Singles -$1,215,000 Doubles - $237,500 Mixed Doubles - $67,500
Runners-up at the Australian Open receive AUD $1,550,000 (£770,000) in prize money, while the champion home takes home double that (£1.6m).
In 2009 it was 23,140,000 Australian Dollars.
The Runner up in the French open this year 2009 was given a prize money of 530,000 Euros.
2.325.000 Australian Dollars
According to the Australian Open official website (refer to the link, below), the runners-up (i.e., both men and women) for the 2009 event earned AUS $1 million (approximately US $787,277 and EURO 566,761 as of June 8, 2009).