Check out the prize money for Wimbledon and see how it compares to the other grand slam tournaments from 2012..
The Wimbledon prize money increased by 10% in 2012, to a total of GBP 16,060,000.
The winner, runner up and semi-finalist prize money increased by 4.5% but it is players who lose in the early rounds who will receive the biggest percentage increase in comparison to 2011. The prize money for those who lose in the first round has increased by 26.1%.
In 2012 the Australian Open offered the highest prize money in the history of grand slam tennis with a total prize pool of AUD 26 million (approx GBP 16,658,500). I’ve listed the AO and also the French Open prize money for each round in USD so you can compare.
Exchange rates can fluctuate a lot during the year. The Wimbledon amounts were converted to US Dollars using the OANDA currently converter on 8 June and the French Open and Australian Open amounts were converted on 14 May.
Singles Prize Money – Men’s and Women’s – Per Player
Wimbledon : GBP 1,150,000 (approx USD 1,801,590)
French Open : Euro 1,250,000 (approx USD 1,614,100)
Australian Open : $AUD 2,300,000 (approx USD 2,305,000)
Wimbledon: GBP 575,000 (approx USD 900,795)
French Open : Euro 625,000 (approx USD 807,000)
Australian Open: $1,150,000 (approx USD 1,152,500)
Wimbledon : GBP 287,500 (approx USD 450,400)
French Open : Euro 310,000 (approx USD 400,300)
Australian Open : $437,000 (approx USD 437,950)
Wimbledon : GBP 145,000 (approx USD 227,150)
French Open : Euro 155,000 (approx USD 200,150)
Australian Open: $218,500 (approx USD 218,975)
Wimbledon : GBP 75,000 (approx USD 117,500)
French Open : Euro 80,000 (approx USD 103,300)
Australian Open : $109,250 (approx USD 109,500)
Wimbledon : GBP 38,875 (approx USD 60,900)
French Open : Euro 47,000 (approx USD 60,700)
Australian Open : $54,625 (approx USD 54,750)
Wimbledon : GBP 23,125 (approx USD 36,230)
French Open : Euro 28,000 (approx USD 36,150)
Australian Open : $33,300 (approx USD 33,375)
Wimbledon : GBP 14,500 (approx USD 22,700)
French Open : Euro 18,000 (approx USD 23,250)
Australian Open : $20,800 (approx USD 20,850)
For a complete list of the Wimbledon prize money visit the Wimbledon website.
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Nice earner for the winners. I wonder how much they actually get to keep after tax and management and agent fees!