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.
Compared to 2016, the prize money at Wimbledon has increased for each round by double digits percentage levels.
|Round||% Increase From 2016|
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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.
>> 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.
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List of Wimbledon
Men’s Singles Champions
|2016||Andy Murray||Milos Raonic|
|2015||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer|
|2014||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer|
|2013||Andy Murray||Novak Djokovic|
|2012||Roger Federer||Andy Murray|
|2011||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal|
|2010||Rafael Nadal||Tomas Berdych|
|2009||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick|
|2008||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer|
|2007||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal|
|2006||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal|
|2005||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick|
|2004||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick|
|2003||Roger Federer||Mark Philippoussis|
|2002||Lleyton Hewitt||David Nalbandian|
|2001||Goran Ivanisevic||Patrick Rafter|
|2000||Pete Sampras||Patrick Rafter|
|1999||Pete Sampras||Andre Agassi|
|1998||Pete Sampras||Goran Ivanisevic|
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List of Wimbledon
Ladies Singles Champions
|2016||Serena Williams||Angelique Kerber|
|2015||Serena Williams||Garbine Muguruza|
|2014||Petra Kvitova||Eugenie Bouchard|
|2013||Marion Bartoli||Sabine Lisicki|
|2012||Serena Williams||Agnieszka Radwanska|
|2011||Petra Kvitova||Maria Sharapova|
|2010||Serena Williams||Vera Zvonareva|
|2009||Serena Williams||Venus Williams|
|2008||Venus Williams||Serena Williams|
|2007||Venus Williams||Marion Bartoli|
|2006||Amelie Mauresmo||Justine Henin|
|2005||Venus Williams||Lindsay Davenport|
|2004||Maria Sharapova||Serena Williams|
|2003||Serena Williams||Venus Williams|
|2002||Serena Williams||Venus Williams|
|2001||Venus Williams||Justine Henin|
|2000||Venus Williams||Lindsay Davenport|
|1999||Lindsay Davenport||Steffi Graf|
|1998||Jana Novotna||Nathalie Tauziat|
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