Looking to understand how much players earn at Wimbledon? Find below a breakdown of the player prize money earning at every stage of the 2020 Wimbledon starting from the qualifiers of the men’s and women’s singles main draw to the wheelchair competition.
As with all the four tennis Grand Slams, players compete for not only the trophies but also for the prize money on offer. Even the early losers at tournaments like Wimbledon earn a decent chunk which makes the tournament as very popular among players.
The 2020 edition of Wimbledon was obviously cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak due to which we have information about the 2019 prize money at Wimbledon and it was more lucrative than what we’ve seen in the past years.
The prize money decided upon The All England Club was £38 million over the entire tournament which was about 11.76% up from what was given out in 2018.
- Australian Open Prize Money
- French Open Prize Money
- US Open Prize Money
The money is equally divided over men’s and women’s singles and other competitions. Since Wimbledon changed their policy about awarding the same amount of money to men and women in 2007 all tennis Grand Slams award the prize money equally.
The pay difference has been in front of everyone since 1968 when men were awarded 167 per cent more prize money than what was given out to women for the singles tournament (£2,000, compared to £750).
In 2019, the total amount of money has doubled from what it was in 2012 ($20.1 million).
In both the men’s and women’s singles the winner draws a prize money of $2,350,000. In the year 2018, the winners of the singles championship clinched a prize money of £2,350,000 each.
There is also a huge change in the prize’s for men’s and women’s doubles with the winner taking home £540,000 which is about 20% up from the last year. On the other hand, Mixed Doubles winner will get £116,000 per team. But it is important to notice that these players get absolutely nothing as compared to winners of the other events.
The prize money increases as the player advances to the next round and merely stepping onto the court at The All England Club bags the player £7,000.
Here’s how much the players earn by playing at Wimbledon earn based on previous year’s data.
Wimbledon Men’s & Women’s Singles Prize Money for 2020
|Round of 16||£176,000|
|Round of 32||£111,000|
|Round of 64||£72,000|
|Round of 128||£45,000|
Wimbledon Men’s & Women’s Doubles Prize Money for 2020
|Round of 16||£32,000|
|Round of 32||£19,000|
|Round of 64||£12,000|
Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Prize Money for 2020
|Round of 16||£7,000|
|Round of 32||£3,500|
|Round of 64||£1,750|
Wimbledon Wheelchair Singles Prize Money for 2020
Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Prize Money for 2020
Wimbledon Invitational Doubles Prize Money for 2020