By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 16, 2021
Wimbledon prize money will drop by 5.2 percent compared to 2019, according to a press release by the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The total prize money fund for The Championships 2021 will be £35,016,000, with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Champions each receiving £1,700,000 (a 27.7% drop in champion’s prize money from 2019).
The AELTC is pleased to announce updated details for The Championships 2021.
This includes ticketing capacities, COVID-status certification, other health and safety requirements, prize money for competitors and more ??#Wimbledon
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 16, 2021
Here’s a statement from the tournament on how it came to its 2021 prize money levels.
“When setting prize money levels for this year, the AELTC considered a number of factors, including constraints on crowd capacity; the substantial investment required to provide quality accommodation with a full range of services in order to create a Minimised Risk Environment as well as a comprehensive testing programme for players and their support teams; and significant financial support for the wider grass court season, both in the UK and Europe.”
Wimbledon has also highlighted a significant increase in prize money for qualifying (a 17.5 per cent increase overall) and first-round losers (a 6.7 per cent increase in first round prize money to £48,000).
The Wheelchair and Quad Wheelchair events will also receive a 17 per cent increase in prize money this year. Find a full breakdown of Wimbledon 2021 prize money here.