The All England Club has once again pushed the boundaries of generosity. The announcement of a £44.7 million total prize fund for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, which will run from July 3rd to 16th, has set a new benchmark, outpacing last year's allotment by 11.2%, and edging 17.1% ahead of the pre-Covid prize pool in 2019.
Similar to the second Grand Slam of the season, the Roland Garros, the overall prize money allocation for this year's tournament increased significantly at Wimbledon as over £40 million will be distributed to players throughout ATP & WTA singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and wheelchair tournaments.
Dominating the headlines are the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles Championships, with winners being awarded a hefty £2,350,000 each along with 2000 points for the champion. Simultaneously, the runners-up will not be far behind, earning an impressive £1,175,000 and 1300 WTA ranking points, or 1200 ATP rankings points.
Those will be eyed especially by the defending champions of the last year's tournament. Novak Djokovic won the men's singles in 2022 without playing any warm-up event, while Elena Rybakina was the player who triumphed in the women's singles.
As always, the ATP entry list as well as the WTA entry list are start-studded and a very competitive field should come to the All England Club, this time also with Russian and Belarusian players as the ban on players from these countries was lifted.
Last year's finalists Nick Kyrgios and Ons Jabeur will return to the Wimbledon, with the likes of Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz, Aryna Sabalenka, Daniil Medvedev, Jessica Pegula, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, and Holger Rune being among contenders for the title in their respective competitions.
Out of £44.7 million distributed in prize money, over £36 million will be distributed in the singles competitions, with the first-round exit guaranteeing £55,000 to players as well as 10 ranking points in both competitions.
For a second-round exit, players will be awarded with £85,000 along with 45 ATP ranking points and 70 WTA ranking points, while those that make it to the third round get £131,000 and 90 points for men, or 130 points for women.
While the prize money received by players in both singles competitions is the same, the points differ due to the rules of both Tours, and it's the same also for those that make it to the second week. The fourth-round exit gets players £207,000 and 180 ATP ranking points, or 240 WTA ranking points.
The quarterfinalists at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships will be rewarded very nicely, with the prize money climbing to £340,000, and 360 points for men, or 430 points for women. The semifinalists of the tournament will get round £600,000, along with 720 ATP ranking points, or 780 WTA ranking points.
Ian Hewitt, the Chairman of the All England Club, was happy to announce that once again, the tournament will be able to distribute more money to players. And to see the full overview of the prize money and points distribution for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, including the qualifying rounds, be sure to check it out below.
"We are delighted to offer record prize money to the players competing at The Championships this year, with double digit increases across the majority of events. Our ambition with this distribution is to return the singles champions and runners-up prize money to the levels in 2019 prior to the pandemic whilst, alongside, providing deserved support for players in the early rounds of the event."
2023 Wimbledon Championships ATP & WTA Prize Money & Points Overview:
|Round||ATP Points||WTA Points||Prize Money|
|Winner||2 000 points||2 000 points||£2,350,000|
|Finalist||1 200 points||1 300 points||£1,175,000|
|Semi-finalists||720 points||780 points||£600,000|
|Quarter-finalists||360 points||430 points||£340,000|
|4th round||180 points||240 points||£207,000|
|3rd round||90 points||130 points||£131,000|
|2nd round||45 points||70 points||£85,000|
|1st round||10 points||10 points||£55,000|
|R3 Qualifying||16 points||30 points||£36,000|
|R2 Qualifying||8 points||20 points||£21,750|
|R1 Qualifying||0 points||2 points||£12,750|