This year’s prize money at Wimbledon has increased for an eighth year in a row with the overall pot standing at £38 million.
The men’s and women’s singles winners stand to earn the biggest slice of that pot with £2.35m each.
Novak Djokovic is on course to defend his men’s title and is through to the semi-finals where he will play Roberto Bautista Agut, while last year’s women’s champion Angelique Kerber suffered a second round defeat to world No 95 Lauren Davis.
First-round losers picked up £45,000, an increase of £6,000 on last year’s figure.
Wimbledon’s total prize money for 2019 surpasses the 62.5 million (£34.84m) Australian dollars at this year’s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne but is still lower than the $53m (£42.4m) prize pool at last year’s US Open.
The French Open recently announced an eight per cent increase in prize money for next month’s event, taking it to €42.6m.
Novak Djokovic is on course to defend his title Credit: Reuters
Wimbledon’s prize money has trebled in the last decade.
This year’s Wimbledon Championships has also seen Court One’s new retractable roof in operation for the first time.
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