Wimbledon Prize Money 2021

2021 sees the return of the Wimbledon Championships after it was the only slam to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

This year players will compete for a share of £35 million in prize money. A reduction of -7.85% compared to the £38 million total prize money in 2019. 

However, this amount does not account for player accommodation that the AELTC will cover in 2021, so the total outlay will be higher than two years ago in real terms. This year no daily allowances (per diem expenses) are included in the prize money figure either (£1,081,000 in 2019) and instead are bundled with the hotel expenses etc. that are kept under wraps.

As for specific player remuneration, the 2021 Wimbledon champion will take home a cheque for £1,700,000; this is down 27.66% compared to what Novak Djokovic received in 2019. The runner up will bag themselves £900,000, a similar size drop of 23.40% vs 2019.

However, the early and middle rounds buck the trend and see a small prize money increase as the tournament has again focused its efforts on supporting players who aren't as well off financially.

For example, first-round losers receive £48,000 this year, a small 6.67% rise compared to two years ago. Losers in qualifying also see a boost, with Q1 losers receiving a 21.43% pay bump up to £8500.

When setting prize money levels for this year, the AELTC considered a number of factors, including constraints on crowd capacity; the substantial investment required to provide quality accommodation with a full range of services in order to create a Minimised Risk Environment as well as a comprehensive testing programme for players and their support teams; and significant financial support for the wider grass court season, both in the UK and Europe. The AELTC on setting Wimbledon prize money

You can check out the full Wimbledon 2021 prize money breakdown below for singles, doubles mixed doubles and the wheelchair events below.

The amounts have also been converted from Pounds Stirling into USD and Euros to compare US and European readers. The amounts are currently the mid-market exchange rate for June 16th but will be updated to that of the day of the final when the tournament is complete.

Prize Money Breakdown for Wimbledon 2021

Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £1,700,000 $2,399,520 €1,979,979 -27.66%
Runner-up £900,000 $1,270,334 €1,048,224 -23.40%
Semifinal £465,000 $656,339 €541,582 -20.92%
Quarterfinal £300,000 $423,445 €349,408 2.04%
Round 4 £181,000 $255,478 €210,810 2.84%
Round 3 £115,000 $162,320 €133,940 3.60%
Round 2 £75,000 $105,861 €87,352 4.17%
Round 1 £48,000 $67,751 €55,905 6.67%
Q3 £25,500 $35,993 €29,700 13.33%
Q2 £15,500 $21,878 €18,053 16.98%
Q1 £8,500 $11,998 €9,900 21.43%

Doubles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £480,000 $677,607 €559,151 -11.11%
Runner-up £240,000 $338,804 €279,575 -11.11%
Semifinal £120,000 $169,402 €139,788 -11.11%
Quarterfinal £60,000 $84,701 €69,894 -10.45%
Round 3 £30,000 $42,350 €34,947 -6.25%
Round 2 £19,000 $26,822 €22,133 0.00%
Round 1 £12,000 $16,940 €13,979 0.00%

Mixed Doubles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £100,000 $139,872 €116,619 -13.79%
Runner-up £50,000 $70,584 €58,245 -13.79%
Semifinal £25,000 $35,292 €29,122 -13.79%
Quarterfinal £12,000 $16,940 €13,979 -17.24%
Round 3 £6,000 $8,470 €6,989 -14.29%
Round 2 £3,000 $4,235 €3,495 -14.29%
Round 1 £1,500 $2,118 €1,747 -14.29%

Wheelchair Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £48,000 $67,812 $55,934 4.35%
Runner-up £24,000 $33,906 $27,967 4.35%
Semifinal £16,500 $23,311 $19,227 10.00%
Quarterfinal £11,500 $16,247 $13,401 15.00%

Wheelchair Doubles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £20,000 $28,255 €23,306 11.11%
Runner-up £10,000 $14,128 €11,653 11.11%
Semifinal £6,000 $8,477 €6,992 20.00%

Quad Wheelchair Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £48,000 $67,807 €55,920 41.18%
Runner-up £24,000 $33,903 €27,960 41.18%
3rd Place £16,500 $23,309 €19,222 94.12%
4th Place £11,500 $16,245 €13,397 35.29%

Quad Wheelchair Doubles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £20,000 $28,251 €23,292 42.86%
Runner-up £10,000 $14,126 €11,646 42.86%

Wimbledon Total Prize Money History from 1968 to 2020

1968 was the first-ever Wimbledon to offer prize money. The tournament was not played in 2020 but still distributed £10 million in prize money amongst the players.

Year Total Wimbledon Prize Money % Change
2021 £35,016,000 -7.85%
2020 Not played (£10 million distributed amongst 620 players)  
2019 £38,000,000 11.76%
2018 £34,000,000 7.59%
2017 £31,600,000 12.46%
2016 £28,100,000 5.05%
2015 £26,750,000 7.00%
2014 £25,000,000 10.82%
2013 £22,560,000 40.47%
2012 £16,060,000 10.00%
2011 £14,600,000 6.38%
2010 £13,725,000 9.36%
2009 £12,550,000 6.25%
2008 £11,812,000 4.69%
2007 £11,282,710 8.69%
2006 £10,380,710 2.93%
2005 £10,085,510 3.90%
2004 £9,707,280 3.56%
2003 £9,373,990 6.22%
2002 £8,825,320 3.52%
2001 £8,525,280 5.82%
2000 £8,056,480 6.07%
1999 £7,595,330 5.38%
1998 £7,207,590 4.69%
1997 £6,884,952 6.48%
1996 £6,465,910 7.31%
1995 £6,025,550 6.04%
1994 £5,682,170 12.55%
1993 £5,048,450 14.30%
1992 £4,416,820 10.12%
1991 £4,010,970 5.01%
1990 £3,819,730 21.89%
1989 £3,133,749 19.97%
1988 £2,612,126 23.23%
1987 £2,119,780 0.00%
1986 £2,119,780 9.56%
1985 £1,934,760 32.35%
1984 £1,461,896 49.45%
1983 £978,211 64.86%
1982 £593,366 84.20%
1981 £322,136 9.77%
1980 £293,464 5.92%
1979 £277,066 -0.70%
1978 £279,023 25.38%
1977 £222,540 41.08%
1976 £157,740 37.31%
1975 £114,875 18.31%
1974 £97,100 85.31%
1973 £52,400 4.11%
1972 £50,330 33.18%
1971 £37,790 -9.27%
1970 £41,650 24.81%
1969 £33,370 27.61%
1968 £26,150  

Historical Wimbledon Prize Money Breakdown From 2004 – 2020

Conversions to USD and Euro are based on the closing exchange price on the day of the final that year. So, for example, GBP: EURO at the close of play on Sunday 15th June 2018.

2020

Although the Wimbledon Championships were sadly cancelled for 2020, thanks to the AELTC Pandemic Insurance, £10m of prize money was distributed amongst the 620 players who would have taken part in the 2020 Championships.

Players will receive one payment each, and the money, which comes as a result of insurance cover for cancellation, will be distributed as follows:

  • £25,000 for the 256 players in the singles main draws
  • £12,500 for the 224 players in singles qualifying
  • £6,250 for the 120 players in main draw doubles
  • £6,000 for the 16 players in the wheelchair events
  • £5,000 for four players in the quad wheelchair events

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 The AELTC didn't do it purely out of altruism :D.

However, we must give credit to Wimbledon for having the foresight to purchase pandemic insurance after the SARS outbreak in 2003. The AELTC has paid £25.5m over the 17-year period and recovered around £114m, making it a very sensible investment.

Immediately following the cancellation of The Championships, we turned our attention to how we could assist those who help make Wimbledon happen. We know these months of uncertainty have been very worrying for these groups, including the players, many of whom have faced financial difficulty during this period and who would have quite rightly anticipated the opportunity to earn prize money at Wimbledon based on their world ranking. We are pleased that our insurance policy has allowed us to recognise the impact of the cancellation on the players and that we are now in a position to offer this payment as a reward for the hard work they have invested in building their ranking to a point where they would have gained direct entry into The Championships 2020. Richard Lewis CBE, AELTC Chief Executive

Prize Money Breakdown for Wimbledon 2020

Event No. of players Amount per player (£) Amount per event (£)
Qualifying 224 £12,500 £2,800,000
Singles 256 £25,000 £6,400,000
Doubles 120 £6,250 £750,000
Wheelchair 16 £6,000 £96,000
Quad Wheelchair 4 £5,000 £20,000
Total 620   £10,066,000

2019

2019 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2018
Winner £2,350,000.00 $2,954,247 $2,620,983 4.44%
Runner-up £1,175,000.00 $1,477,123 $1,310,492 4.44%
Semifinal £588,000.00 $739,190 $655,804 4.63%
Quarterfinal £294,000.00 $369,595 $327,902 4.63%
Round 4 £176,000.00 $221,254 $196,295 7.98%
Round 3 £111,000.00 $139,541 $123,800 11.00%
Round 2 £72,000.00 $90,513 $80,302 14.29%
Round 1 £45,000.00 $56,571 $50,189 15.38%

2018

2018 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2017
Winner £2,250,000 $2,976,230 $2,543,522 2.27%
Runner-up £1,125,000 $1,488,115 $1,271,761 2.27%
Semifinal £562,000 $743,396 $635,315 2.18%
Quarterfinal £281,000 $371,698 $317,658 2.18%
Round 4 £163,000 $215,611 $184,264 10.88%
Round 3 £100,000 $132,277 $113,045 11.11%
Round 2 £63,000 $83,334 $71,219 10.53%
Round 1 £39,000 $51,588 $44,088 11.43%

2017

2017 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2016
Winner £2,200,000 $2,871,688 $2,502,673 10.00%
Runner-up £1,100,000 $1,435,844 $1,251,337 10.00%
Semifinal £550,000 $717,922 $625,668 10.00%
Quarterfinal £275,000 $358,961 $312,834 10.00%
Round 4 £147,000 $191,881 $167,224 11.36%
Round 3 £90,000 $117,478 $102,382 12.50%
Round 2 £57,000 $74,403 $64,842 14.00%
Round 1 £35,000 $45,686 $39,815 16.67%

2016

2016 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2015
Winner £2,000,000 $2,589,231 $2,344,391 6.38%
Runner-up £1,000,000 $1,294,616 $1,172,196 6.38%
Semifinal £500,000 $647,308 $586,098 6.38%
Quarterfinal £250,000 $323,654 $293,049 3.73%
Round 4 £132,000 $170,889 $154,730 3.94%
Round 3 £80,000 $103,569 $93,776 3.90%
Round 2 £50,000 $64,731 $58,610 6.38%
Round 1 £30,000 $38,838 $35,166 3.45%

2015

2015 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2014
Winner £1,880,000 $2,939,751 $2,670,834 6.82%
Runner-up £940,000 $1,469,875 $1,335,417 6.82%
Semifinal £470,000 $734,938 $667,708 6.82%
Quarterfinal £241,000 $376,851 $342,378 6.64%
Round 4 £127,000 $198,590 $180,423 8.55%
Round 3 £77,000 $120,405 $109,391 8.45%
Round 2 £47,000 $73,494 $66,771 9.30%
Round 1 £29,000 $45,347 $41,199 7.41%

2014

2014 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2013
Winner 1,760,000 $3,019,904 $2,216,346 10.00%
Runner-up £880,000 $1,509,952 $1,108,173 10.00%
Semifinal £440,000 $754,976 $554,086 10.00%
Quarterfinal £226,000 $387,783 $284,599 10.24%
Round 4 £117,000 $200,755 $147,337 11.43%
Round 3 £71,000 $121,826 $89,409 12.70%
Round 2 £43,000 $73,782 $54,149 13.16%
Round 1 £27,000 $46,328 $34,001 14.89%

2013

2013 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2012
Winner £1,600,000 $2,380,456 $1,855,718 39.13%
Runner-up £800,000 $1,190,228 $927,859 39.13%
Semifinal £400,000 $595,114 $463,929 39.13%
Quarterfinal £205,000 $304,996 $237,764 41.38%
Round 4 £105,000 $156,217 $121,781 40.00%
Round 3 £63,000 $93,730 $73,069 62.06%
Round 2 £38,000 $56,536 $44,073 64.32%
Round 1 £23,500 $34,963 $27,256 62.07%

2012

2012 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2011
Winner £1,150,000 $1,785,437 $1,450,006 4.55%
Runner-up £575,000 $892,719 $725,003 4.55%
Semifinal £287,500 $446,359 $362,502 4.55%
Quarterfinal £145,000 $225,120 $182,827 5.45%
Round 4 £75,000 $116,442 $94,566 9.09%
Round 3 £38,875 $60,356 $49,017 13.09%
Round 2 £23,125 $35,903 $29,158 14.91%
Round 1 £14,500 $22,512 $18,283 26.09%

2011

2011 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2010
Winner £1,100,000 $1,770,994 $1,215,752 10.00%
Runner-up £550,000 $885,497 $607,876 10.00%
Semifinal £275,000 $442,749 $303,938 10.00%
Quarterfinal £137,500 $221,374 $151,969 10.00%
Round 4 £68,750 $110,687 $75,984 10.00%
Round 3 £34,375 $55,344 $37,992 10.00%
Round 2 £20,125 $32,401 $22,243 7.33%
Round 1 £11,500 $18,515 $12,710 2.22%

2010

2010 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2009
Winner £1,000,000 $1,513,203 $1,207,146 17.65%
Runner-up £500,000 $756,601 $603,573 17.65%
Semifinal £250,000 $378,301 $301,787 17.65%
Quarterfinal £125,000 $189,150 $150,893 17.65%
Round 4 £62,500 $94,575 $75,447 17.37%
Round 3 £31,250 $47,288 $37,723 6.84%
Round 2 £18,750 $28,373 $22,634 5.63%
Round 1 £11,250 $17,024 $13,580 4.65%

2009

2009 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2008
Winner £850,000 $1,383,283 $989,868 13.33%
Runner-up £425,000 $691,642 $494,934 13.33%
Semifinal £212,500 $345,821 $247,467 13.33%
Quarterfinal £106,250 $172,910 $123,734 13.33%
Round 4 £53,250 $86,659 $62,012 6.50%
Round 3 £29,250 $47,601 $34,063 4.00%
Round 2 £17,750 $28,886 $20,671 4.41%
Round 1 £10,750 $17,494 $12,519 4.88%

2008

2008 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2008
Winner £750,000 $1,482,301 $943,159 7.14%
Runner-up £375,000 $741,151 $471,579 7.14%
Semifinal £187,500 $370,575 $235,790 7.14%
Quarterfinal £93,750 $185,288 $117,895 5.87%
Round 4 £50,000 $98,820 $62,877 5.82%
Round 3 £28,125 $55,586 $35,368 3.97%
Round 2 £17,000 $33,599 $21,378 4.13%
Round 1 £10,250 $20,258 $12,890 2.50%

2007

In 2007, Wimbledon introduced equal prize money for men and women.

2007 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2006
Winner £700,000 $1,410,352 $1,031,840 6.87%
Runner-up £350,000 $705,176 $515,920 6.87%
Semifinal £175,000 $352,588 $257,960 6.87%
Quarterfinal £88,550 $178,410 $130,528 3.99%
Round 4 £47,250 $95,199 $69,649 3.05%
Round 3 £27,050 $54,500 $39,873 2.00%
Round 2 £16,325 $32,891 $24,064 1.71%
Round 1 £10,000 $20,148 $14,741 1.73%

2006

Men

2006 Men Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2005
Winner £655,000 $1,207,240 $947,490 3.97%
Runner-up £327,500 $603,620 $473,745 3.97%
Semifinal £163,750 $301,810 $236,873 3.97%
Quarterfinal £85,150 $156,941 $123,174 3.97%
Round 4 £45,850 $84,507 $66,324 3.97%
Round 3 £26,520 $48,879 $38,363 5.66%
Round 2 £16,050 $29,582 $23,217 3.95%
Round 1 £9,830 $18,118 $14,220 4.02%

Women

2006 Women Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2005
Winner £625,000 $1,151,946 $904,094 4.17%
Runner-up £312,500 $575,973 $452,047 4.17%
Semifinal £151,500 $279,232 $219,152 3.99%
Quarterfinal £76,650 $141,275 $110,878 3.99%
Round 4 £38,970 $71,826 $56,372 3.98%
Round 3 £21,210 $39,092 $30,681 3.97%
Round 2 £12,840 $23,666 $18,574 3.97%
Round 1 £7,860 $14,487 $11,370 3.97%

2005

Men

2005 Men Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2004
Winner £630,000 $1,109,057 $931,402 0.00%
Runner-up £315,000 $554,529 $465,701 0.00%
Semifinal £157,500 $277,264 $232,850 0.00%
Quarterfinal £81,900 $144,177 $121,082 0.00%
Round 4 £44,100 $77,634 $65,198 0.00%
Round 3 £25,100 $44,186 $37,108 0.00%
Round 2 £15,440 $27,181 $22,827 0.01%
Round 1 £9,450 $16,636 $13,971 0.01%

Women

2005 Women Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2004
Winner £600,000 $1,056,245 $887,049 0.00%
Runner-up £300,000 $528,123 $443,525 0.00%
Semifinal £145,690 $256,474 $215,390 0.00%
Quarterfinal £73,710 $129,760 $108,974 0.00%
Round 4 £37,480 $65,980 $55,411 0.00%
Round 3 £20,400 $35,912 $30,160 0.01%
Round 2 £12,350 $21,741 $18,258 0.01%
Round 1 £7,560 $13,309 $11,177 0.01%

2004

Men

2004 Men Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR
Winner £602,500 $1,103,177 $897,512
Runner-up £301,250 $551,588 $448,756
Semifinal £150,630 $275,803 $224,386
Quarterfinal £78,330 $143,422 $116,684
Round 4 £42,170 $77,213 $62,818
Round 3 £24,390 $44,658 $36,332
Round 2 £14,760 $27,026 $21,987
Round 1 £9,040 $16,552 $13,466

Women

2004 Women Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR
Winner £560,000 $1,025,359 $834,202
Runner-up £280,250 $513,137 $417,474
Semifinal £135,560 $248,210 $201,937
Quarterfinal £68,540 $125,497 $102,100
Round 4 £35,850 $65,641 $53,404
Round 3 £19,510 $35,723 $29,063
Round 2 £11,810 $21,624 $17,593
Round 1 £7,230 $13,238 $10,770
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