The oldest Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon, has declared a hike by 10 per cent in its prize money for its champions after the French Open announced an increase this year.
The men’s and women’s singles winners in the third major of the season will now receive 2.2 million pounds in prize money– a hike of 200,000 pounds.
In addition, Wimbledon has also made notable increments of about 12.5 percent to its total prize money for the tournament.
As a result, the players making the first-round exit are expected to earn 35,000 pounds in prize money.
Despite the hike, the Wimbledon winners will still earn less than last year’s singles champions of the US Open, who pocketed 2.7 million pounds in prize money.
This year’s Wimbledon will get underway on July 3 and runs until July 16. – PR, Agencies