Wimbledon 2017 Prize Money: How Much Will Players Earn?

Roger Federer of Switzerland kisses the winners trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in their men's final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

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In 2017, Wimbledon singles champions earn 10% more than 2016 winners. Both men’s and women’s champions pocket £2,200,000 for taking home the top prize while losing finalists walk away with half that amount, £1,100,000.

The Championships at Wimbledon are organized by the All England Club, who announced that total prize money in 2017 will amount to £31,600,000, an increase of £3,500,000 from last year.

Wimbledon 2017 Prize Money

Men and women earn equal pay at Wimbledon with first round losers in 2017 earning almost 17% more than first round losers last year.

RoundPrize Money
Winner£2,200,000
Finalist£1,100,000
Semi-finalist£550,000
Quarter-finalist£275,000
Fourth-round£147,000
Third-round£90,000
Second-round£57,000
First-round£35,000

Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi at Wimbledon 2009

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Compared to 2016, the prize money at Wimbledon has increased for each round by double digits percentage levels.

Round% Increase From 2016
Winner10%
Finalist10%
Semi-finalist10%
Quarter-finalist10%
Fourth-round11.4%
Third-round12.5%
Second-round14.0%
First-round16.7%

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One reason prize money may have increased at Wimbledon this year is because the U.S. dollar has been especially strong and the British Pound Sterling weak since the Brexit vote took place.

The prize money at the Championships at Wimbledon rivals the total prize money at the French Open at current exchange rates. Players at Roland Garros earned €36,000 combined with winners taking home €2,100,000 each.

rafael nadal 2011 australian open

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>> Trivia Fact: Since 2011, the total prize money at Wimbledon has doubled. Plus, prize money for men’s and women’s doubles has increased almost 15% and men’s and women’s wheelchair singles has increased by one third in 2017.

List of Wimbledon
Men’s Singles Champions

YearChampionRunner-up
2016Andy MurrayMilos Raonic
2015Novak DjokovicRoger Federer
2014Novak DjokovicRoger Federer
2013Andy MurrayNovak Djokovic
2012Roger FedererAndy Murray
2011Novak DjokovicRafael Nadal
2010Rafael NadalTomas Berdych
2009Roger FedererAndy Roddick
2008Rafael NadalRoger Federer
2007Roger FedererRafael Nadal
2006Roger FedererRafael Nadal
2005Roger FedererAndy Roddick
2004Roger FedererAndy Roddick
2003Roger FedererMark Philippoussis
2002Lleyton HewittDavid Nalbandian
2001Goran IvanisevicPatrick Rafter
2000Pete SamprasPatrick Rafter
1999Pete SamprasAndre Agassi
1998Pete SamprasGoran Ivanisevic

wimbledon trophies

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List of Wimbledon
Ladies Singles Champions

YearChampionRunner-up
2016Serena WilliamsAngelique Kerber
2015Serena WilliamsGarbine Muguruza
2014Petra KvitovaEugenie Bouchard
2013Marion BartoliSabine Lisicki
2012Serena WilliamsAgnieszka Radwanska
2011Petra KvitovaMaria Sharapova
2010Serena WilliamsVera Zvonareva
2009Serena WilliamsVenus Williams
2008Venus WilliamsSerena Williams
2007Venus WilliamsMarion Bartoli
2006Amelie MauresmoJustine Henin
2005Venus WilliamsLindsay Davenport
2004Maria SharapovaSerena Williams
2003Serena WilliamsVenus Williams
2002Serena WilliamsVenus Williams
2001Venus WilliamsJustine Henin
2000Venus WilliamsLindsay Davenport
1999Lindsay DavenportSteffi Graf
1998Jana NovotnaNathalie Tauziat

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