Wimbledon confirms increase in prize money from £44.7m to £50m for 2024 Championships

Wimbledon confirms increase in prize money from £44.7m to £50m for 2024 Championships

Wimbledon confirmed record prize money for the 2024 Championships.

Last year’s singles winners Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova each took home £2.35million.

But the king and queen of grass next month will pocket an extra £350,000 apiece - taking the champions’ prize money to £2.7m.

That places Wimbledon as the best-paying of the four majors.

Under current exchange rates, the Australian Open winners received £1.64m in January.

Alcaraz and women’s winner Iga Swiatek got just north of £2m from the recent French Open while at the 2023 US Open, the winners earned £2.35m.

First-round losers at Wimbledon at the beginning of July are also getting more than last year, up from £55,000 to £60,000.

And the overall total prize money pot is up £5.3m - or 11.9 percent - from £44.7m to £50m.

The new All England Club chair Debbie Jevans said: “In addition to investing heavily in the facilities and services that we offer the players and their teams, we are pleased to be offering a record prize money for this year's Championships.

“We look to strike the balance between providing a good measure of security for the left-hand side of the draw, who rely on Grand Slam prize money to fund their coaching, travel, and expenses throughout the year while rewarding the right-hand side of the draw as they progress further.”

Wimbledon also announced plans to revamp the Queue following the shambles of 2023.

The opening day saw more than 12,000 tennis fans lining up to try and get in - but many were forced to queue for up to nine hours without toilets and some did not even make it into the grounds at all.

The All England Club cited increased security checks for the shocking delays.

And they have responded this year by trying to enhance the queue - by reducing waiting times and providing an ‘activation zone’ for punters once they have bought tickets before the gates open.

Fans will continue to queue in Wimbledon Park, either camping overnight or joining on the day. 

Here is the breakdown for the 2024 Wimbledon singles prize money:

Winner: £2.7m

Runner-up: £1.4m

Semi-finalists: £715,000

Quarter-finalists: £375,000

Fourth round: £226,000

Third round: £143,000

Second round: £93,000

First round: £60,000

Overall total: £50m