Wimbledon increases its prizes to appease the sanctions of the ATP and the WTA

The Wimbledon tournament will distribute the largest prize pool in its history, with more than 40 million pounds sterling guaranteed (about 47 million euros), which tries to appease the sanctions imposed by the ATP of not delivering points for the men’s circuits and feminine.

Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in the tournament, to avoid affiliations with the Russian regime, led the ATP and WTA to withdraw the distribution of points in the tournament, which will have a negative impact on tennis players, who do not they will be able to defend the achievements of the past year.

To alleviate this issue, Wimbledon increased its prize pool by 11.1% compared to last year and 5.4% compared to 2019, the last time the tournament was held at full capacity, before the start of the pandemic. , which forced the suspension of the 2020 edition.

In total, the champions, both male and female, will pocket two million pounds (2.4 million euros), while the tennis players who play the first round will get 50,000 pounds (55,000 euros) and those who play the first qualifying round, with 11,000 pounds (13,000 euros).

The champions, therefore, will take 17.6% more than in 2021 and 14.9% more than in 2019, while those who lose in the first round will pocket 4.2% more than in 2021 and a 11.1% more than in 2019.

Wimbledon will start on June 27 with Novak Djokovic as the defending champion in the men’s draw and without Ashleigh Barty, who has already retired and will not be able to defend her title won last year.

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