Wimbledon: Total Prize money increases to record £50m-ZoomTech News

Wimbledon: Total Prize money increases to record £50m-ZoomTech News

Wimbledon may have a report £50m whole prize cash subsequent month, with the 2 singles champions taking dwelling £2.7m every.

Final yr’s champions Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousovan obtained a then report £2.35m.

There may be additionally a 35% enhance for the wheelchair occasions, with their whole prize fund growing to £1m, though this partly displays a rise in draw measurement.

“What’s essential from the Grand Slams is that we give again,” All England Membership chair Debbie Jevans advised BBC Sport.

“Our earnings return into tennis, however we do give some huge cash to the gamers.

“While there’ll at all times be dialogue with the gamers, I’m assured the cash we give is critical and acceptable.”

The overall prize cash is up 11.9% from final yr’s match and first-round singles losers will obtain £60,000 – which is a £5,000 enhance.

This implies the entire prize pot is £5.3m larger than final yr and has doubled from £25m in 2014.

Cash for the qualifying competitors will even enhance by 14.9%.

Spain’s Alcaraz won the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the primary time final yr with a surprising victory over Novak Djokovic, who was going for a fifth straight title.

Vondrousova grew to become the first unseeded player to win the ladies’s singles title as she defeated Ons Jabeur.

Wimbledon begins on 1 July and runs till 14 July.

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