Wimbledon Championships 2021 Women’s Finals Ashleigh Barty vs Karolina Pliskova Prize Money Details

Published 07/10/2021, 6:35 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her first round match against Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


After almost a couple of weeks of absorbing and, often breathtaking, tennis action, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 is poised for a fitting climax.

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The tennis in both the men’s and women’s draws has soared to new heights, with the players going through a gamut of emotions — from delirious heights to crushing lows.

Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova are deserving Wimbledon Championships 2021 finalists after 2 weeks of intense battle

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A new women’s champion at All England will be crowned on Saturday as World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and Czech rival Karolina Pliskova battle for glory.

While both the finalists will have their individual contingent of supporters at the packed Centre Court, the neutrals would hope that the best player wins.

Coming to the prize money part, the women’s singles champion this year, apart from a glittering trophy, will walk away with a check for £1,700,000, which comes to $2,399,520.

The runner-up will receive a check for £900,000, which comes to $1,270,334.

Though many fancied stars and title contenders fell by the wayside on the road to the final, no one would grudge Barty and Pliskova’s place in the finals.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 6, 2021 Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in action during her quarter final match against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic REUTERS/Paul Childs

They have set up the summit on the back of strong campaigns and an impressive streak of wins.

Barring R1, Barty didn’t drop a set in reaching ladies singles final

Coming into the championship with three Tour titles to her name already this year, Barty didn’t drop a single set barring her tournament opener against Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.

The Aussie, who stayed No.1 in singles despite missing the 2020 season owing to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, was stretched to three sets by a determined Navarro, who is on her final whirl on the women’s Tour after winning a grim battle against cancer.

After an emphatic takedown of Russian Anna Blinkova in the second round, Barty slayed Czech star Katerina Siniakova and her compatriot and reigning French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in the third and fourth rounds to set up a clash with fellow in-form Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic.

However, the Aussie was no match for the World No.1 in the last-16 clash as she went down in straight sets after putting down her title credentials with impressive wins in the earlier rounds.

Barty faced her biggest test in the draw in the semifinal against former champion Angelique Kerber but prevailed in straight sets.

Pliskova faced her strongest opponent in big-hitting Belarussian Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals.

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After going down in the first set, the Czech came out firing on all cylinders to eventually prevail in three sets.

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The championship clash on a sizzling Saturday will, therefore, feature two players who have proved their mettle in the women’s draw and are ready to give it their all one more time for the ultimate piece of glory.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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