Wimbledon champions' prize money increased by £50,000

May 02 2018 09:26 AM
Wimbledon champions' prize money increased by £50,000

The 2018 men's and women's singles champions will receive £2.25 million, a hike of £50,000 on last year, Wimbledon officials declared on Tuesday.

 Worth mentioning here Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza won the men's and women's titles in 2017.

Lower-ranked players at Wimbledon will have the benefit of a greater uplift, with an increase of 10 percent across qualifying and the first to fourth rounds of the singles, boosting the revamp prize money total to £34 million this year.

The new haul is more than the Australian Open's £31 million but to some extent, less than the £34.5 million offered at this year's French Open. The US Open is yet to declare this year's total prize money.

On a related note Wimbledon, which starts on 2 July, will refuse a "shot clock" on court to keep an eye on time taken between points.

Wimbledon persons in charge offered more clarity on the idea of coaching from the sidelines, which is at present banned at the tournament. 

In a wake of to speed up match times, the tournament will put into effect a seven-minute gap between players walking on court and the start of play. They are also discontented about the amount of time being wasted by toilet breaks and on-court visits from tour physios.

 

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