The very famous English tournament, increases its already important cash prize for this year’s winner
Wimbledon, the famous tennis tournament, announced in an official statement, another surge in its prize pool.
We recall that the event, scheduled on the English grass of the All England Lawn’s Tennis Club, will take place from 1 to 14 July next.
The news recently learned, immediately went around the world. The organizers have announced that the 2019 edition will offer 38 million pounds, 4 more than last year, equal to almost 44 million euros, an increase of 11.8% compared to 2018.
The winner of the men’s singles and the winner of the women’s singles will take home £ 2.35 million each (€ 2.72 million, 116,000 more than last year).
The 10% increase in the prize pool of qualifications and the first three rounds of the main draw was also highlighted: for example, a player or player eliminated in the first round of the singles will receive 45,000 pounds (52,000 euros).
Philip Brook, who will leave the position of president of the All England Lawn’s Tennis Club at the end of the year, confirmed that the works for the construction of the new retractable roof on Court 1 have been completed, with a test event scheduled for next week.