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Wimbledon increases its prize money for players


Wimbledon increases its prize money for players

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There will be no ranking points awarded, but Wimbledon will award a record prize pool of 40.3 million pounds ($50.5 million) and will attract capacity audiences for the first time in three years.

The men’s ATP and women’s WTA stripped the grasscourt grand slam event of ranking points after it chose to exclude players from Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow refers to as a “special operation.” Belarus has played an important role in the invasion’s preparations.

On Thursday, organisers announced that the men’s and women’s singles champions would each get £2 million.

“This year’s prize money distribution tries to represent just how vital the players are to The Championships,” stated Ian Hewitt, Chairman of the All England Club.

Last year’s prize pool was just over 35 million pounds, with champions Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty each taking home 1.7 million pounds.

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From June 27 to July 10, a grasscourt major will be held.

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