Have you been wondering what the Wimbledon 2017 prize money is? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore as we can tell you how much Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza will be receiving for winning this year’s men’s and women’s finals respectively.
This year’s Wimbledon singles champions will receive £2.2 million each, an increase of £200,000 from the prize money in 2016. This is a significant increase from the prize money in 2011 when the winners took £1.1 million each.
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.
The All England club Chairman Philip Brooke said they had taken into account exchange rates and that the Brexit effect had not been instrumental in their calculations.
Other notable Wimbledon 2017 prize money developments include a 14.7 per cent increase in the total contribution for men and women’s doubles and a 33.3 per cent increase in men and women’s wheelchair singles.
Wimbledon 2017 Prize Money (Men’s and Women’s Singles)