We’re only a few hours away from the start of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships and excitement is definitely building for the year’s third Grand Slam event. Considering that Wimbledon is one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, it stands to reason that this tournament is bound to reward its participants in a more handsome manner than the other tour stops on schedule.
Exactly how much cash is at stake at SW19 this week? Let’s find out below. And for an in-depth look at the upcoming action on the grass courts, check out our complete preview for the 2017 Wimbledon men’s singles and women’s singles events.
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2017 Wimbledon Purse Breakdown
The Total Payout
There is money to be made at the All England Club. The 2017 Wimbledon Championships boasts a total purse of £31.6 million, with this year’s singles champions receiving £2.2 million each. That’s excellent news for the field considering the total payout last year amounted to only £28.1 million. To put into perspective the difference in winnings, 2016 singles champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams earned just £2 million last year. The biggest beneficiaries of this prize increase, however, are the first round losers. Their prize money of £35,000 is almost 17 percent higher than last year. Since 2011, first round prize money in this event has more than trebled (from £11,500 to £35,000).
The Complete Breakdown
|Tournament Finish||Men’s Singles||Women’s Singles||Men’s Doubles||Women’s Doubles||Mixed Doubles|
|Round of 16 losers||£147,000||£147,000||£25,000||£25,000||£6,000|
|Round of 32 losers||£90,000||£90,000||£14,250||£14,250||£3,000|
|Round of 64 losers||£57,000||£57,000||£9,250||£9,250||£1,500|
|Round of 128 losers||£35,000||£35,000||–||–||–|
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