What is the Wimbledon prize money and how much do the winners get?

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It’s not just the thrill of lifting a trophy, the winner’s bank account gets a lift too. (Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wimbledon 2022 finally here, with tennis titans including Serena Williams, reigning champ Novak Djokovic, and Emma Raducanu setting their sights on the prize.

But just what exactly is that prize?

Here is everything that you need to know about this year’s prize money and what the winners will get.

What is the Wimbledon prize money?

This year’s tournament will handout a total of £40 million in prize money, which is an increase from last year’s tournament.

Across all the categories, the total amount paid out to players is expected to be £40,350.00, in verified figures reported by Perfect Tennis.

This is 15% higher than the £35,016,000 paid out last year.

Serena Williams at Wimbledon
Serena Williams is hoping for a successful tournament, eyeing a record breaking 24th Grand Slam (Picture: Getty)

Both the men’s and women’s players will be awarded equal prize money, with the singles competition receiving the biggest rewards.

How is it all doled out, though?

How much do the Wimbledon winners get?

The winners of the men’s and women’s singles tournaments will receive a £2,000,000 cash prize, along with the money they make throughout the rest of the tournament.

The Gentlemen's Singles Trophy and the Venus Rosewater Dish
Victorious players are also awarded a trophy (Picture: Getty)

A cash prize of £540,000 per pair will be given to the winners of the men’s and women’s doubles tournaments, while the mixed doubles winners will receive £124,000 per pair.

The Wheelchair Singles winners will get £51,000 and the Wheelchair Doubles will get £22,000 per pair.

Wimbledon prize money

Men and Women's singles prize money

Winner – £2,000,000

Runner-up – £1,050,000

Semi-Finals – £535,000

Quarter-Finals – £310,000

Fourth Round – £190,000

Third Round – £120,000

Second Round – £78,000

First round – £50,000

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