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Wimbledon announces record prize purse of £50 million, up by 11.9% from last year

Published at :June 15, 2024 at 7:19 PM
Modified at :June 15, 2024 at 7:19 PM
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Mohammed Fazeel

The 2024 edition of the Wimbledon Championship will see double prize money.

Total prize money at stake at Wimbledon has risen to an all-time high of £50 million ($64 million). The singles champions will each take home £2.7 million ($3.45 million), according to All the England Club officials, who made the announcement on Thursday.  

The runners-up stand to gain £1.4 million ($1.72 million) over the fortnight. First-round winners of the singles competition will find themselves richer by £60,000 ($76,000) each, up from 55,000 ($70,000) in 2023. Winners of the doubles trophy gain £650,000 or $825,000 (per team) for their efforts, while runner-ups gain £330,000 or $418,000 (per team).

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There is an overall increase of 11.6% for the singles draw and 11.9% for the doubles draw. The total prize money for the qualifying rounds also witnessed a boost of 14.9% to £4.8 million ($6 million).

Wheelchair tennis at Wimbledon will see the singles and doubles draws expand to 16 players and eight teams. The prize money allotted for the wheelchair and quad wheelchair events is £1 million ($1.27 million).

This year’s qualifying at Wimbledon will take place from June 24 to 27, at the Community Sport Centre, Roehampton. Players will go through three rounds in a knock-out tournament to secure a place in the main draw. Sixteen spots are available individually in the men’s and women’s draws.

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Four-time French Open champion Iga Swiatek and seven-time winner at SW19, Novak Djokovic headline the women’s and men’s draws. The draw will take place on June 28 with the main event set to run from July 1 to the 14.

Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova will once again don their whites as they look to defend their Wimbledon titles from last season at the grass-court tournament. Two-time winner Andy Murray will also be in the fray in what looks to be his farewell season.

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