What was the total prize money for Wimbledon?
Wimbledon, which begins July 2, will have total prize money of $46.6 million, 7.5% more than last year. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will take home $3.08 million. The U.S. Open paid out a total of $50 million in prize money last year, with the men’s and women’s winners each pocketing $3.7 million.
What’s the difference between prize money at Wimbledon and the US Open?
In addition, tickets for Wimbledon are cheaper than tickets for the U.S. Open. The revenue disparity impacts the players. Wimbledon, which begins July 2, will have total prize money of $46.6 million, 7.5% more than last year. Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will take home $3.08 million.
Who is the current Chief Executive of Wimbledon?
Richard Lewis CBE, AELTC Chief Executive A nice gesture from Wimbledon that has drawn plaudits from both players and fans, but it’s worth noting the insurance policy had this as part of the terms of the payout. So it wasn’t done purely out of altruism :D.
How much money do British tennis players make?
The prize money boosts are also good news for any British players who receive a wildcard this year, even though it’s highly unlikely any of them will make it out the first round they’ll still be walking away with a lucrative five-figure payday which is often more than their entire career earnings.
What are the TV ratings for Wimbledon 2018?
In 2018, it acquired a total cumulative television reach of approximately 26 million on BBC and 29.42 million on ESPN. As for single events, the peaks were reached during the third round of Djokovic versus Edmund for BBC with 6.54 million viewers and during the singles finals ladies for ESPN with 2.91 million.
When did Wimbledon become the World Tennis Championships?
Though properly called “The Championships, Wimbledon”, depending on sources the event is also known as “The All England Lawn Tennis Championships”, “The Wimbledon Championships” or simply “Wimbledon”. From 1912 to 1924, the tournament was recognized by the International Lawn Tennis Federation as the “World Grass Court Championships”.