Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wimbledon 2018 prize money

Wimbledon 2018
Wimbledon 2018 prize money

The overall prize pot for this year’s Wimbledon championships stands at £34 million which is an increase of £2.4m on last year.

It is the seventh straight year that the third major of the year has increased their prize purse.

The 2018 men and women’s single’s champions will take home £2.25m each. Yet that is only £50,000 up on what Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza pocketed for winning the titles last summer.

Finalists will earn £1.125m for their fortnight’s work while semi-finalists will receive £562,000.

First-round losers will get £39,000 for just setting foot on the lush green courts at SW19. That is a hike of £4,000 from last year.

Wimbledon 2018 prize money

Players who make a late withdrawal through injury before the opening round will receive 50 per cent of prize money with the player who takes their place receiving the other half.

The winners in the men and women’s doubles will pocket £450,000 each (per pair) while the mixed doubles champions will take home £110,000.

The French Open has so far this year served up the largest prize pot at the majors and has taken advantage of Brexit’s hit on Wimbledon’s purse strings.

Prize money in tennis Grand Slams

The clay-court slam awarded prize money totalling £34.33m which trumped the Australian Open too. The US Open is yet to announce their purse but it is likely to blow away Roland Garros organisers’ chequebook.

Last year, the US Open became the first tennis tournament to top £37.56m with the single’s champions taking home £2.86m each.

Article from The Telegraph