Wimbledon to Award £60,000 to First-Round Losers

Wimbledon to Award £60,000 to First-Round Losers

Wimbledon are set to announce an increase of more than 10 per cent in prize money this week with almost £50million up for grabs at this summer’s Championships.

The winners of the men’s and ladies’s singles will bank more than £2.5m for the first time, with even first-round losers earning more than £60,000, in the biggest prize pot ever offered by a Grand Slam.

Wimbledon’s prize fund will be worth around £4m more than the £45m paid out by the French Open, with both winners set to receive £200,000 more than last year.

The All England Club, who run Wimbledon, slashed prize money when the Championships returned in 2021 following the Covid cancellation the previous year, but they are now paying out £10m more than in 2019.

Wimbledon’s finances barely suffered as a result of Covid due to the All England Club’s comprehensive insurance policy. 

Wimbledon are set to announce an increase of more than 10 per cent in prize money this week

The winners of the men's and ladies' singles are set to bank more than £2.5m (pictured - Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Ons Jabeur in the 2023 ladies' final)

The winners of the men’s and ladies’ singles are set to bank more than £2.5m (pictured – Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Ons Jabeur in the 2023 ladies’ final)

They even offered £10m in non-appearance money when the 2020 Championships were cancelled, with all players who had been scheduled to take part in the singles receiving £25,000.

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