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Wimbledon to Offer Record $50.4M in Prize Money

  • Winners of its two single championships taking home $2.5 million each.
  • Runner-ups will take home more than $1.2 million.
Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

This year’s Wimbledon tournament will have record compensation for players, with winners of its two single championships taking home $2.5 million each. 

The record amount of cash up for grabs comes as Wimbledon plans to host full-capacity crowds for the first time in three years at London’s All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. 

  • Total prize money will be $50.4 million, an 11% increase compared to 2021. 
  • It also represents a 5.4% increase from 2019’s pre-pandemic tournament.
  • Players who lose in the first round will pocket roughly $63,000.
  • Runner-ups of the two single championships will take home more than $1.2 million

There had been speculation that this year’s tournament could have a reduced prize pool after players from Russia and Belarus were excluded due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, the return of full-capacity crowds has propelled it to record levels.

Wimbledon will be played from June 27 to July 10. Last year’s winners — Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty — took home $2 million each out of a prize pool of just over $43.7 million. 

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In July 2021, Wimbledon extended its media rights deal with Disney for another 12 years. As part of the pact, Disney-owned ABC will air matches, while its ESPN+ streaming service will have coverage from all courts starting in 2024. ESPN+ reported 22.3 million subscribers in fiscal Q2.

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