Wimbledon has just announced an increase in the total prizemoney for 2012. Total Wimbledon prizemoney will be £16.1m, an increase of 10% on 2011 (£14.6m).
The increases also extend to all rounds of the qualifying events (+21%), while per diems rise by 17% from £170 to £200 for a main draw player and £85 to £100 in qualifying.
The Men’s and Ladies’ Singles Champions will each receive £1,150,000, an increase of £50,000 (4.5%) on 2011. In overall terms, this means that 93% of all singles players will receive an increase in prize money of least 13%, while the remaining 7% will earn a minimum of £75,000.
Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club and The Championships, said “Wimbledon continues to be successful and we are delighted to share that success with the players by increasing total prize money by 10%, the largest increase since 1993. At the same time, we appreciate the need to help players meet the rising costs associated with professional tennis so the majority of the record £1.5m increase will be distributed to those who are knocked out in the early rounds of The Championships.”