Wimbledon 2017 prize money: How much will players earn?

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Andy Murray could scoop £2.2m if he wins this year's Wimbledon - Getty Images Sport

This year's Wimbledon singles champions will receive £2.2 million each, an increase of £200,000 on 2016.

Incredibly, the winners' cheques for the men and women's singles has doubled since 2011 when Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova each took home £1.1m.

All England Club organisers revealed a larger total prize pot of £31.6m up £3.5m from last year's amount.

In percentage terms, first round losers benefit the most. Their prize money of £35,000 is almost 17 per cent higher than last year, reflecting the club's commitment to the lower reaches of tennis.

"We are proud of the important leadership role that Wimbledon plays locally, nationally, and internationally, and are committed to continuing to invest to secure the future of The Championships, and of our sport, for the years to come," club chairman Philip Brook said.

Kvitova and Djokovic won £2.2m combined back in 2011 Credit: Getty Images

Brook said the club had "taken into account" exchange rates, but that the "Brexit effect" had not been instrumental in their calculations.

Wimbledon 2017 prize money

"Exchange rates go up and go down over time," he said. "In my time with the club I think all four grand slam tournaments have led on prize money, and now the US dollar is particularly strong."

The US Open has yet to announce its 2017 prize money while this month's French Open recently announced that total prize money had risen 12 per cent from last year's levels to €36m.

Chart - How Wimbledon prize money doubled in six years

Both the men's and women's singles winners at Roland Garros will receive a cheque for €2.1 m (£1.78m).

Other notable prize money developments at Wimbledon include a 14.7 per cent increase in the total contribution for men and women's doubles; a 33.3 per cent increase in men and women's wheelchair singles.

 

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