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.

Round Prize 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
Winner 10%
Finalist 10%
Semi-finalist 10%
Quarter-finalist 10%
Fourth-round 11.4%
Third-round 12.5%
Second-round 14.0%
First-round 16.7%

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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

Year Champion Runner-up
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

wimbledon trophies

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List of Wimbledon
Ladies Singles Champions

Year Champion Runner-up
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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