Where does the Wimbledon prize money come from?
Wimbledon prize money comes from several sources. The first source includes ticket and merchandise sales. Major television stations pay Wimbledon for the right to broadcast the tournament. A small amount of money also comes from advertisements on the court and within published material.
1968 was the first year professionals were allowed to compete at Wimbledon. The winner of the Men's Singles won 2,000 pounds and the winner of the Ladies' Singles won 750 pounds. Total payout for the tournament was 26,150 pounds. Click on the 'Wimbledon Prize Money' link on this page to see the payouts at Wimbledon from 1968 through 2007.
There is no prize money given to Junior winners at Wimbledon, or other junior competitions. However, winning a junior Wimbledon title can be indirectly very lucrative. Wimbledon has a tradition of awarding the junior champions a wildcard into the main draw the following year - the main draw being otherwise limited to those ranked in the world top 100 and those who have come through 3 rounds of qualifying. A place in the main draw…