Wednesday 29 April 2015

Wimbledon prize money increases by £120,000 for singles

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his 2014 Wimbledon title

The 2015 Wimbledon singles champions will win £1.88m, an increase of £120,000 on last year.
The overall prize fund at the All England Club will rise from £25m to £26.75m, a 7% increase year on year.
Courts 14 and 15 will come back into use after being re-laid following development works, bringing the total ground capacity at SW19 to 39,000, compared to 38,500 in 2014.
And use of Hawk-Eye has been extended to courts 12 and 18.
That means the technology will be in action on six courts across the championships, which run from 29 June to 12 July.

Wimbledon 2015 prize money

  • Total: £26.75m (+7%)
  • Singles: £1.88m (+7%)
  • Doubles: £341,250 (+5%)
  • Mixed doubles: £100,800 (+5%)
  • Wheelchair doubles: £15,360 (+28%)
Wimbledon's total prize money increase to £26.75m is 83% higher than in 2011, and maintains the competition's status as the highest-paying in tennis.
"We recognise the players are an essential ingredient of our championships," said All England Lawn Tennis Club chairman Philip Brook
"The level of prize money is affordable to this championship, so we feel it's important that we should reflect that in what we pay the players."