Wimbledon winners to net record £1.1m prize money

The two winners of this year's singles titles at SW19 will earn £100,000 more than last year's champions

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
wimbledon 2010
Last year's Wimbledon champions earned over £1m for the first time Photo: The Sport Review

wimbledon 2010

The winners of this year’s Wimbledon will be paid £1.1m – a rise of 10 per cent, the tournament’s organisers have revealed.

The All England Club have increased the winners’ cheque by £100,000 on last year, with the total prize fund for the Grand Slam up by 6.4 per cent to £14.6m.

The prize money for the men and women’s singles winners topped £1m for the first time in 2010. World No1 Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych to win the men’s title, while Serena Williams overcame Vera Zvonareva.

Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club and the The Championships, said: “Leading international sports events such as Wimbledon are all about the quality of the players on show.

“In the competitive world of top-level sport, it is important we offer prize money which suitably rewards the players for the box-office appeal they bring to the event and for their supreme performances on court.”

Wimbledon will also unveil the new number three and number four courts this year, which will boost the overall capacity to 38,500 – an increase of 1,000.

The new Court Three, which will have capacity for 2,000 spectators, will also become the fourth court at SW19 to be equipped with Hawkeye technology.

Novak Djokovic is defending champion at the Mutua Madrid Open (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
French Open 2020 men’s preview: Djokovic, Nadal, Thiem lead the charge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United in talks with FC Barcelona about signing 23-year-old – report
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers fresh Man United transfer update
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter: Leeds United have ‘concrete’ interest in signing Man United midfielder
Kai Havertz
Ben Chilwell sends message to new Chelsea FC signing Kai Havertz after hat-trick
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
John Barnes
John Barnes: The player Man United should sign before transfer deadline
Mesut Ozil
Mikel Arteta delivers fresh update on Mesut Ozil at Arsenal
Kai Havertz
Frank Lampard talks up new Chelsea FC signing after brilliant performance