Wimbledon 2016 Prize Money: Complete Purse and Earnings from London

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2016

FILE - In this July 11, 2015, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, Prize money at Wimbledon is increasing 5 percent this year, with the men's and women's singles champions to receive 2 million pounds ($2.9 million). Organizers announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016 that total prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million).  The prize for the singles champions has been raised by 6.4 percent, or 120,000 pounds ($175,000). (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

Wimbledon begins on Monday, and a total of £2 million, or $2,677,148, awaits the winners of both the men's and women's events. It's an increase on last year's earnings.

Reigning champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be fancied to scoop the biggest fiscal rewards on offer in London, but stars such as Andy Murray and French Open winner Garbine Muguruza also have strong chances.

Here is a full breakdown of the prize money available at Wimbledon 2016:

Wimbledon Purse Breakdown for 2016
ResultTotal (£)Total ($)Increase (%)
Semi-final losers500,000669,419.096.4
Quarter-final losers250,000334,658.583.7
Fourth-round Losers132,000176,699.733.9
Third-round Losers80,000107,107.323.9
Second-round Losers50,00066,942.086.4
First-round Losers30,00040,172.933.4
Wimbledon.com and XE.

For a full look at the earnings for every event, including qualifiers and doubles, visit the tournament's official website. Up-to-date conversion information is available via XE.

Djokovic has dominated the sport in 2016, taking the Australian Open and French Open titles along the way. It's more than a slight psychological advantage that he saw off Murray in both finals.

Djokovic has bossed Murray in recent high-profile matches.
Djokovic has bossed Murray in recent high-profile matches.Alastair Grant/Associated Press

But the Serb may be more concerned by a draw that put him in the top half of the bracket with Swiss legend Roger Federer and powerful Canadian Milos Raonic. Djokovic could face the latter in a quarter-final, according to BBC Sport's Russell Fuller.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

That would be an interesting match since Raonic boasts the booming service game to upset the methodical pace the top seed usually likes to set.

Meanwhile, ESPN.com's Brad Gilbert thinks the third seed, Federer, has been handed a decent draw:

Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Looks like Fedfan has to like his draw the 1st week, also Muzzard has very good draw as well

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated gives the soon-to-be 35-year-old Federer "a puncher’s chance to knock off Djokovic" if the two meet in the final four, citing the clash of styles as particularly intriguing.

Perhaps the more intriguing question is, can Muguruza stop Williams at Wimbledon the way she did at Roland Garros? It will be a tall order against the most dominant player in women's tennis, who has six Wimbledon titles to her credit.

But a win would put Spaniard Muguruza atop the WTA rankings, per James Walker-Roberts of Sky Sports. What should further buoy Muguruza is Williams' tough draw.

Tennis.com's Nina Pantic broke down the defending champion's path and identified a potential semi-final against the talented Petra Kvitova as a "possible roadblock."

Muguruza has another chance to supplant Williams.
Muguruza has another chance to supplant Williams.Alastair Grant/Associated Press

Both Williams and Djokovic will take some beating at a venue they've owned in recent years. There are plenty of contenders who could do it, but the lion's share of the prize money should still go to familiar names this year.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.