Wimbledon 2017 Prize Money Rises to £31.6M

Last Year Andy Murray earned £2m for his straight-sets defeat of Milos Raonic in the 2016 final but today wimbledon organisers announced a 10 percent hike in prize money of Wimbledon 2017 which makes it £2.2 million for both the men’s and ladies’ singles winners..

The singles champions at Wimbledon 2017 will pocket £2.2 million in prize money each. The prize pot for this year’s championships, which run from July 3-16, has risen overall by  12.5 per cent from £28.1m to £31.6m in the past 12 months.

In percentage terms, first round losers benefit the most. Their prize money of £35,000 is almost 17 per cent higher than last year, reflecting the club's commitment to the lower reaches of tennis.

It means the total prize money — a record for this Grand Slam — is now more than double the £14.6m available to players at the tournament six years ago.

Philip Brook, chairman of the AELTC and the championships, said: “We are proud of the important leadership that Wimbledon plays locally, nationally and internationally, and are committed to continuing to invest to secure the future of the championships and of our sport for the years to come.”

Wimbledon officials also said they have been working closely with the Metropolitan Police “to ensure that security measures at the championships are comprehensive and proportionate to the threat level in the UK”.

Placing Prize
Winner £2.2m
Finalist £1.1m
Semi-finalist £550k
Quarter-finalist £275k
Fourth-round £147k
Third-round £90k
Second-round £57k
First-round £35k

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