Wimbledon announced a record prize money on Thursday.AFP
Wimbledon on Thursday announced a record prize money for this year’s edition of the oldest tennis Grand Slam tournament, with the two singles champions each receiving 2 2 million (US 2.5 2.5 million, 3 2.3 million).
The total prize money of .3 40.35 million represents an 11.1 per cent increase over last year’s championship, where coverage was reduced for covid reasons in south-west London.
This is 5.4% more than the offer made to rivals during the last ‘regular’ edition of Wimbledon in 2019.
It has been speculated that the removal of the ranking points of the ATP (men’s) and WTA (women’s) tours after Wimbledon’s controversial decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Funds may be depleted.
But for the first time in mid-Sunday, with the expected crowds and scheduled games, the organizers have increased the overall.
Players who lose in the first round of singles will still collect 50,000 50,000, while runners-up in the final will each lose more than لاکھ 1 million.
Former world number one Naomi Osaka has threatened to withdraw from Wimbledon this year over its decision to snatch the ranking points tournament, but it remains to be seen whether he is really one of the four grass tennis majors. Will not leave the last
Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club (AELTC), the organizers of Wimbledon, said: How important are the players. In the championship when we want to continue to supply one of the world’s leading sports competitions. “
This year’s Wimbledon kicks off on June 27, with Novak Djokovic ready to defend his men’s singles title, but none of the current women’s champions are taking part since Ashley Barty of Australia retired in March.
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