Wimbledon Championships 2021: Complete Breakdown of the Prize Money From Winner to Last-Place

Published 06/25/2021, 7:20 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men’s singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


That time of the year has finally arrived when tennis will spring on the most sacred grass courts in the world. From the coming Monday, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 will begin. Also, it marks the return of the oldest tennis tournament after it was canceled last year for the first time since 1945.

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Despite the cancellation, the Championships provided every player a share of the prize money, which they received from insurance cover. From the allotted £10m, all 128 singles main draw participants in men’s and women’s for the 2020 Wimbledon received £25,000. The other 224 contestants in singles qualifying rounds got £12,500 each as prize money.

Reasonably, the prize money for 2021 saw a downfall compared to 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic. So how much prize money is up for grabs at the 134th edition of the Championships?

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Wimbledon Championships 2021: Total prize money breakdown

For Wimbledon 2021, the total prize money awarded will be £35 million, a 7.85% drop from 2019’s £38 million. Both men and women players will receive equal pay, a reform that began in 2008.

Serena Williams of USA and Rafael Nadal of Spain with their winners trophies at the Wimbledon Championships 2010 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Naturally, the singles winners will get the biggest slice of the prize money, a whopping £1.7 million. In 2019, the defending champions Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep got £2.35 million.

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The qualifiers in Wimbledon will also get a paycheck even if the player fails to win any match. Interestingly, tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams also have their eyes on a record-extending ninth and eighth Wimbledon title, respectively.

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Here is what players could earn with a round wise breakdown.

RoundSingles (128)Doubles (64)Mixed Doubles (64)
Winner£1,700,000 ($2,399,520)£80,000 ($677,607)£100,000 ($14,117)
Runner Up£900,000 ($1,270,334)£240,000 ($338,804)£50,000 ($70,584)
Semifinalist£465,000 ($656,339)£120,000 ($169,402)£25,000 ($35,292)
Quarterfinalist£300,000 ($423,445)£60,000 ($84,701)£12,000 ($16,940)
Round of 16£181,000 ($255,478)£30,000 ($42,350)£6,000 ($8,470)
Round of 32£115,000 ($162,320)£19,000 ($26,822)£3,000 ($4,235)
Round of 64£75,000 ($105,861)£12,000 ($16,940)£1,500 ($2,118)
Round of 128£48,000 ($67,751)N/AN/A
Qualifier 3£25,500 ($35,993)N/AN/A
Qualifier 2£15,500 ($21,878)N/AN/A
Qualifier 1£8,500 ($11,998)N/AN/A

The Championships, Wimbledon, will run from June 28 till July 2021.

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