The Wimbledon tournament has reduced its prize pool by 5.2% to a total of 35 million pounds (40 million euros) for its 2021 edition.
The singles tournament winners, both male and female, will take home 1.7 million pounds (1.98 million euros), a significant drop from 2.53 million pounds in the 2019 edition.
The organization has decided to reduce the prizes for reaching the final, semifinals and quarterfinals and increase those of the first four rounds, to favor the lower ranked tennis players. The player who plays the first round of Wimbledon will win 48,000 pounds (55,000 euros).
The doubles tournament has also suffered a decrease in its prizes of 7.2%, while the wheelchair tournaments have increased their purse by 17%.