Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina will come back to the Center Court for the final of Wimbledon. Apart from winning the prestigious title, players also get huge prize money for winning the tournament. Wimbledon is a tournament that gives equal prize money to the winner of men’s singles and women’s singles.
The Wimbledon Championships total prize money for 2022 is a record £40,350,000, an increase of 15.23% compared to 2021 and 6.18% vs 2019 when the event was last played with a full capacity crowd. #Wimbeldon2022
— Imran Khan (@imraneducator) July 9, 2022
According to MarketWatch, the winner of this year’s Wimbledon will earn prize money of $2.5 million. This is a considerable increase from last year when Djokovic and Ash Barty won $2.1 million. Therefore, Jabeur and Rybakina have a lot at stake going to the final of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon comes to an end this weekend with the men’s and ladies’ finals. How has the total prize money for the singles championship changed over time?https://t.co/d2uah73Lgi
— The Spectator (@spectator) July 8, 2022
However, it does not mean that the runner-up will go home empty-handed. The runner-up will get $1.3 million despite losing the final. Even that is a 16 percent increase from the prize money won by the runner-up last year at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon salary of Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina
The prize pool of Wimbledon is very huge. For every match you win, there is prize money you will earn. The prize money increases as you go deeper into the tournament. Players like Jabeur and Rybakina have already earned a lot by winning all their matches till now.
Every player gets $61,000 for winning the first round and an additional $96,000 for winning the second round. As the player wins more matches, she gets more additional prize money. Jabeur and Rybakina further earned $147,000 for making it to the third round.
As the two advanced to the fourth round, both of them earned $233,000 each. The prize money for the quarterfinal was $380,000. Both the players won a whopping $636,000 for making it to the semifinal of the tournament.
While it may seem like a lot of money, both the players have trained for months and performed at the highest level to earn that kind of money. However, for players like Jabeur and Rybakina, winning the coveted trophy is the primary motivation and the prize money is something that they win along with the trophy.