Wimbledon confirm prize money for 2024 Championships with biggest pot ever and singles winners’ pay increased

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WIMBLEDON confirmed record prize money for the 2024 Championships.

Last year’s singles winners Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova each took home £2.35million.

Carlos Alcaraz pocketed £2.35m for winning Wimbledon last year – but that figure is up to £2.7m for 2024Richard Pelham / The Sun

Marketa Vondrousova beat Ons Jabeur in the 2023 ladies’ singles finalRichard Pelham / The Sun

But the king and queen of grass next month will pocket an extra £350,000 apiece – taking the champions’ prize money to £2.7m.

That places Wimbledon as the best-paying of the four majors.

Under current exchange rates, the Australian Open winners received £1.64m in January.

Alcaraz and women’s winner Iga Swiatek got just north of £2m from the recent French Open while at the 2023 US Open, the winners earned £2.35m. 

First-round losers at Wimbledon at the beginning of July are also getting more than last year, up from £55,000 to £60,000.

And the overall total prize money pot is up £5.3m – or 11.9 per cent – from £44.7m to £50m. 

The new All England Club chair Debbie Jevans said: “In addition to investing heavily in the facilities and services that we offer the players and their teams, we are pleased to be offering a record prize money for this year’s Championships. 

“We look to strike the balance between providing a good measure of security for the left-hand side of the draw, who rely on Grand Slam prize money to fund their coaching, travel and expenses throughout the year while rewarding the right-hand side of the draw as they progress further.”

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Wimbledon also announced plans to revamp the Queue following the shambles of 2023.

The opening day saw more than 12,000 tennis fans lining up to try and get in – but many were forced to queue for up to nine hours without toilets and some did not even make it into the grounds at all. 

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The All England Club cited increased security checks for the shocking delays.

And they have responded this year by trying to enhance the queue – by reducing waiting times and providing an ‘activation zone’ for punters once they have bought tickets before the gates open. 

Fans will continue to queue in Wimbledon Park, either camping overnight or joining on the day.  

And the 2024 Championships is likely to be Andy Murray’s 16th and final appearance with the former world No1 expected to retire this year

Wimbledon 2024 prize money

PRIZE MONEY for the 2024 Wimbledon Championships is a new record – and puts the grass-court Slam at the top of the tree.

The All England Club will dish out £50million across all the events – an increase of £5.3m and 11.9 per cent on last year, where singles champions Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova picked up £2.35m each.

However, the king and queen of grass this July will collect an extra £350,000 – taking the winner’s earnings to £2.7m.

Here is the breakdown for the 2024 Wimbledon singles prize money:

Winner: £2.7m
Runner-up: £1.4m
Semi-finalists: £715,000
Quarter-finalists: £375,000
Fourth round: £226,000
Third round: £143,000
Second round: £93,000
First round: £60,000
Overall total: £50m

Murray became the first British man for 77 years to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon when he beat Novak Djokovic in the 2013 final – then added his second triumph three years later. 

And with most expecting the world No97 to bid farewell to his home Grand Slam in July, the All England Club are “ready and prepared” with plans to honour the British sporting legend.

But they refused to confirm if a statue was in the works – or if Murray himself has been directly involved in the preparations. 

Bolton added: “We’re ready. We’ve got a range of parts to our plans. They’re very adaptable. 

“We’re clear about what we want to do but it’s really important that this is Andy’s call and so we’ll be very much led by him and the decisions he makes.

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“We have certainly been talking to members of Andy’s team. I think we will all share some of the same emotions as and when Andy decides to retire.”

APAndy Murray is set to be honoured if this Wimbledon proves to be his last[/caption]

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