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With the quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2022 coming to a close, players in both men’s and women‘s realms are getting closer to the only thing sweeter than the smell of freshly cut grass: prize money.
Veteran players are experiencing the big stage and its giant financial windfall, while other challengers are glimpsing their first chance to lift the prestigious Wimbledon trophy and reign over the big paycheck that comes with it.
Although the ATP and WTA took away ranking points from the tournament this year, the purse for the men’s and women’s winners at Wimbledon in 2022 is set to go down in history as the most awarded at Slam.
Here’s a breakdown of how much players earn each round and what champions can collect after this weekend:
How much does the Wimbledon winner earn in total?
The All England Club delighted players on the grass courts last month when the event announced a record purse.
Wimbledon is offering a total of $50.5 million in compensation to players. Without including per diems, the total is $48.8 million.
Despite the lump sum tick, singles champions will actually receive 14.9% less than before the pandemic (2019).
The total purse is an increase of 11.1% from 2021 and 5.4% from 2019. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Wimbledon championships are the oldest and most prestigious of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament and its lore.
How much do players earn per round at Wimbledon 2022?
Here is the prize money for men and women at Wimbledon 2022:
When did men and women get equal prizes at Wimbledon?
Equal pay for men and women at Wimbledon didn’t come right away.
In 1973, tennis legend Billie Jean King first argued for equal prize money at the US Open where she threatened to boycott the event if it didn’t. The US Open became the first Slam to distribute equal prize money to men and women that year.
In 1995, Venus Williams appeared in the Wimbledon final and asked tournament officials how they would feel if they had female family members who won fewer prizes.
Two years later, Wimbledon announced equal pay for men’s and women’s tournaments beginning with Wimbledon 2007.