Wimbledon announce 7.6% prize money hike for 2018

Competitors at Wimbledon will fight for a share of a bigger prize pot in 2018 after they announced at 7.6% increase. 

It means that the total prize money on offer in 2018 will be £34million (€39million), which includes prizes of £2.25 million each for the men’s and women’s champions – an increase on the £2.2 million they received in 2017.

The prize money increase makes it a richer tournament than the 55 million Australian dollars (€34 million) Australian Open, but at current exchange rates is just shy of the €39.2 million on offer at the French Open starting later this month.

The US Open is yet to announce its prize pot.