Wimbledon has announced a record prize money of .3 40.3 million

File photo: Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Crocket Club, London, UK - July 5, 2021 Viewers see a large screen outside Court 1 during the fourth round pool through REUTERS / Joe Toth / File photo

File photo: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Crocket Club, London, UK – July 5, 2021 Viewers see a large screen outside Court 1 during the fourth round pool through REUTERS / Joe Toth / file photo

There will be no ranking points on offer, but Wimbledon will distribute .3 40.3 million ($ 50.5 million) for the first time in three years at this year’s Tennis Championships and a record prize money to the host power spectators.

The Grasscourt Grand Slam event snatched its ranking points from the men’s ATP and the women’s WTA when it decided to exclude players from Russia and Belarus due to the attack on Ukraine, which Moscow called a ‘special operation’. Belarus has been a major staging ground for the invasion.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will each receive 2 million, organizers said on Thursday.

“From the first round of the selection competition to the crowning of the champions, the goal of this year’s prize money is to reflect how important the players are to the championship …,” said All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt.

Last year the total prize money was just over 35 35 million, with Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty each pocketing 7 1.7 million after becoming champions.

Grasscourt Major will be held from June 27 to July 10.

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