• Wimbledon announces prize money increased by 7 percent

    by  • April 30, 2015 • Tennis

    The All England Lawn Tennis Club has increased the Prize money by 7 percent at Wimbledon this year’s tournament, that will total 26.75 million pounds for the grass-court Grand Slam.

    A seven percent increment means that 1.88 million pounds each going to the men’s and women’s singles champions this summer.

    The organisers have announced a fourth consecutive prize money increase, that preserves the status as the highest-paying tournament in professional tennis.

    The 2015 edition of the tournament will run from June 29 to July 12, a week later than usual in order to extend the break between the French Open.

    In addition to the additional prize money, Hawk-Eye technology will also be used at Courts 12 and 18.

    • Last year’s Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles champions: Novak Djokovic
    • Last year’s Wimbledon ladies’ singles champions: Petra Kvitová