• Loading stock data...
Saturday, May 18, 2024

This Year’s Wimbledon Will Set A Record for Prize Money

  • Singles winners to get $3 million each, matching 2019 levels
  • Overall boosts mark recovery for venerable tournament from pandemic
Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Tennis’ oldest Grand Slam championship is getting a big boost in prize money.

The All England Club said the total prize pool for 2023’s Wimbledon will rise by 11% from a year ago to a tournament record level of $56.5 million. Singles winners will get $3 million each, up from $2.5 million a year ago and matching the 2019 level, while those losing in the first round of the singles tournament will get $69,500 each, up by 10% from 2022.

The total Wimbledon prize pool, up by 17.6% compared to 2019, marks a strong resurgence from the pandemic, which led to the cancellation of the 2020 tournament and reduced prizes in 2021.

Other segments of the 2023 tournament such as doubles and mixed doubles also will feature double-digit percentage increases in prize money. The event is set for July 3-16.

“Our ambition with this distribution is to return the singles champions and runners-up prize money to the levels in 2019 while … providing deserved support in the early rounds of the event,” said Ian Hewitt, All England Club’s chairman.

Wimbledon’s prize pool now compares more favorably to other tennis Grand Slams. The 2023 French Open awarded a total of $54.6 million, while the 2023 Australian Open gave out $52.8 million. Last year’s US Open featured a prize pool of $60.1 million.

Linkedin
Whatsapp
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Chaos at the PGA Championship: Here’s What We Know

The No. 1 golfer in the world nearly didn’t make it to Valhalla Golf Club.

Mets Owner Faces Backlash After Tweet Sparks Trade Speculation

Mets owner Steve Cohen is walking back a now deleted tweet that further riled an impatient fan base.

NFL’s Christmas Shake-Up: Netflix and Amazon Will Take It Over in ’25

This is the new-age NFL, where anything goes, if the price is right.

Is There a Sneakerhead Culture for Soccer Jerseys? PE Firm Thinks So

The Chernin Group invests $38.5 million in a U.K.-based seller of vintage jerseys.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

MLB, NBA, NHL Broadcasting Future Goes to Court

0:00

Featured Today

February 5, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; The grounds of the Capitol Building empty out following the conclusion of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech on February 5, 2019.

‘A Breathtaking Lobbying Campaign’: The NCAA’s Sophisticated Effort to Save Amateurism

Inside the carefully coordinated, multimillion-dollar operation to end the athletes’ rights era.
May 14, 2024

The WNBA Was Forged in Houston. Why Won’t It Go Back There?

Houston’s a perfect fit for expansion. The league isn’t considering it yet.
May 9, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) stands with the team during the national anthem on Thursday, May 9, 2024, during the preseason game against the Atlanta Dream at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
May 12, 2024

‘Perfect Storm’: The Rise of Local WNBA Broadcast Pacts

With national attention reaching new heights, regional coverage could dictate the future.
Mar 29, 2023; New York, New York, USA; American actors and comedians Chris Rock (left) and Ben Stiller sit court side during the third quarter between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden.
May 11, 2024

The Haves and Have-Nots: How the Knicks’ Celebrity Row Works

Unwritten rules, an expectation of quid pro quo, and nothing is free.

Careers

Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Live Nation
Multiple - USA Careers
Adidas
Multiple - USA Careers
FanDuel
Multiple - USA Careers

World’s Best Golfer Arrested Attempting to Enter PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler was arrested and released by Louisville police Friday morning.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Rolando gives thumbs during World Cup match
May 15, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World

Cristiano Ronaldo takes the crown as the highest-paid athlete in the world.
May 15, 2024

Caitlin Clark Debuts With WNBA’s Most-Watched Game in Decades

The game averaged 2.12 million viewers, the WNBA’s highest since 2001.
Sponsored

Major League Rugby’s Vision for American Rugby

How Major League Rugby is leading the Rugby renaissance in the U.S.
May 15, 2024

Caitlin Clark’s Pro Debut: Inside the Connecticut Casino Pressure Cooker

Clark struggled on the court as the hype exploded off it.
May 13, 2024

Rich Running Fan Pays Boston Marathon Winner After Organizers Still Haven’t

The Boston Athletic Association still owes the winner $100,000.
May 13, 2024

Bronny James Reportedly Staying in Draft After Medical Clearance

James immediately becomes the draft’s most polarizing prospect.
May 12, 2024

Tiger Woods Is Still Pro Golf’s Top Dog … Off the Course

From Saudi negotiations to TV ratings and apparel, Woods still drives interest.