Wimbledon to pay out £34m at 2018 championships

That pool includes prizes of £2.25 million each for the men’s and women’s champions

 Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the 2017 Wimbledon men’s final. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the 2017 Wimbledon men’s final. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters

 

Wimbledon on Tuesday announced it was hiking its total prize pot for the 2018 tennis championships to £34 million (€39 million), up 7.6 per cent from last year.

That pool includes prizes of £2.25 million each for the men’s and women’s champions - an increase on the £2.2 million they received in 2017.

The prize money eclipses the 55 million Australian dollars (€34 million) paid out at January’s first grand slam of the year in Melbourne, but at current exchange rates is just shy of the €39.2 million on offer at the French Open starting later this month.

The US Open, the final grand slam of the tennis calendar starting in August, is yet to announce its prize money.

Wimbledon, the only grand slam event to be played on grass, will take place from July 2-15th.

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