Wimbledon Prize Money Increased to Record £26.75m
April 28, 2015
The prize money for Wimbledon has been increased for the fourth consecutive year to £26.75 million with the singles champions each receiving £1.88m.
This represents a 7% increase from the previous year at the All England Club.
The increase sees Wimbledon continue as the highest-paying Grand Slam in the sport, ahead of the US Open, Australian Open and the French Open.
All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chairman Philip Brook said: “Without the world’s best tennis players, we wouldn’t have the world’s best tennis tournament.
“And we recognise the players are an essential ingredient of our championships.
“The level of prize money is affordable to this championship, so we feel it’s important that we should reflect that in what we pay the players.”
Broadcast and Sponsorship Renewals
The AELTC has also confirmed renewed deals with broadcasters Globosat and ESPN in Brazil and in Australia with Channel 7 and Fox Sports.
Following the recent announcement of Jaguar as the Official Car of the Championships, sponsorship deals have now been renewed with Slazenger as the Official Ball, Ralph Lauren as the Official Outfitter and IBM as Official Information Technology.