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What is the Wimbledon prize money and how much do the winners get?

Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams together on Centre Court at Wimbledon, holding their trophies
Angelique Kerber was last years winner after she defeated Serena Williams (Photo by Simon Bruty/Any Chance/Getty Images)

Wimbledon has returned and the prize money up for grabs has grown yet again.

The tennis tournament has become a rewarding event for the top performers and it is an event that attracts viewers from around the world.

It is a big part of the British sporting calendar, and fans will get to see Andy Murray return as he takes part in the mens doubles tournament.

Here is everything that you need to know about this years prize money and what the winners will get.

What is the Wimbledon prize money?

This years tournament will handout a total of £38 million in prize money, which will be £4 million more than the total in 2018.

Both the mens and womens players will be awarded equal prize money, with the singles competition receiving the biggest rewards.

Novak Djokovic playing on a tennis court at Wimbledon 2019
Novak Djokovic won last years mens singles tournament (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

There will be a total of £28,490,000 being awarded to players across the two tournaments, while the prizes for the two doubles fixtures will total £4,584,000.

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Mixed doubles have a combined total of £430,000, while Wheelchair singles have a total of £278,000 and the Wheelchair doubles have £37,000.

There is also smaller prize money for the qualifying stages of the tournament, as well as the invitation doubles.

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How much do the Wimbledon winners get?

The winners of the mens and womens singles tournaments will receive a £2.35m cash prize, along with the money they make throughout the rest of the tournament.

A cash prize of £540,000 per pair will be given to the winners of the mens and womens doubles tournaments, while the mixed doubles winners will receive £116,000 per pair.

The Wheelchair Singles winners will get £46,000 and the Wheelchair Doubles will get £18,000 per pair.

Andy Murray hitting a tennis ball with his racket on a court at Wimbledon
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