The winner of the men’s and women’s singles at Wimbledon메이저놀이터, the third tennis grand slam tournament this year, will receive 2.35 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won in Korean currency).
The All England Club, which hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament, announced the prize money for this year’s tournament on the 15th.
The total prize money of the tournament is 44.7 million pounds (approximately 72.26 billion won). This is an 11% increase from last year’s £40.35 million.
In particular, the men’s and women’s singles prize money increased by £350,000 from last year’s £2 million.
The prize money for winning the Australian Open previously held was 2.61 billion won. The French Open was 3.19 billion won. Wimbledon has a larger prize pool than previous major tournaments.
Meanwhile, the US Open, the last grand slam tournament of the season, had a total prize money of 60 million dollars (approximately 76.8 billion won) last year.
Wimbledon will be held for two weeks starting on the 3rd of next month at the All England Club in London, England.