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Wimbledon 2024: the prizes, the candidates and everything you need to know about the most important lawn tennis tournament in the world

Wimbledon 2024: the prizes, the candidates and everything you need to know about the most important lawn tennis tournament in the world
Wimbledon 2024: the prizes, the candidates and everything you need to know about the most important lawn tennis tournament in the world

The British tournament will distribute record prizes in one of the most equal editions in memory. The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz and the Italian Jannik Sinner are the two top favorites.

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He All England Club announced the prizes that tennis players will receive in Wimbledon this season. The total prizes for the third Grand Slam of 2024 will be US$63.5 million. record number in the history of the tournament, increasing the succulents even more awards from last season’s edition These figures mean an increase of 11.9% compared to 2023.

It should be noted that men and women will receive the same money. The champions, male and female, will receive US$3.4 million.

Total distribution of prizes

  • Champion: US$3,400,000 million
  • Runner-up: US$2,030,000
  • Semifinalists: US$1,071,573
  • Quarterfinalists: US$562,610
  • Fourth round: US$339,060
  • Third round: US$214,540
  • Second round: US$139,520
  • First round: US$90,010

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This new season of Wimbledon will distribute US$3,400,000 to the champions, both in the men's and women's divisions.

This new season of Wimbledon will distribute US$3,400,000 to the champions, both in the men’s and women’s divisions.

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Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam that is played on grass, the original surface of this sport. Grass courts tend to produce faster matches and favor players with great serve and volley skills.

Being the oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon maintains its traditions, including the all-white dress code.

When is Wimbledon played?

This year, Wimbledon is played from July 1 to 14.

Where is Wimbledon played?

  • The three main courts at the All England Club are Center Court, Court One and Court Two.
  • Unlike other Grand Slam venues, the All England Club does not name its courts after former players.
  • Center Court is the largest, seating almost 15,000 spectators, and has been the centerpiece of Wimbledon since it opened in 1922.
  • Court One seats 12,345 spectators, while Court Two, nicknamed the “Graveyard of Champions” for its history of setbacks, has 4,000 seats.

Who participates in Wimbledon?

The highest-ranked players automatically enter the main draw, with 32 seeds announced before the draw to ensure they are not in the early rounds. Beginning with the 2021 Championships, seeding in the men’s and women’s singles will be based on world rankings.

  • Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner is the current men’s world number one.
  • Novak Djokovic, world number two, will try to end his title drought in 2024, after winning three of the four grand slams last year, in search of his 25th major trophy, a record.
  • Carlos Alcaraz, current Wimbledon champion and winner of the French Open this year, is number three in the world.
  • Poland’s Iga Swiatek, champion of the French Open and the US Open, is the women’s world number one. Swiatek’s best Wimbledon finish was in 2023, when she reached the quarterfinals.
  • Czech Marketa Vondrousova is the defending women’s title.
  • The organizers also hand out invitations to local hopes and notable players who have fallen in the rankings.

TOP RANKED PLAYERS

WOMEN

  1. Iga Swiatek (Poland)
  2. Coco Gauff (United States)
  3. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
  4. Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
  5. Jessica Pegula (United States)
  6. Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)
  7. Jasmine Paolini (Italy)
  8. Qinwen Zheng (China)
  9. Maria Sakkari (Greece)
  10. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)

MEN

  1. Jannik Sinner (Italy)
  2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  3. Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
  4. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
  5. Daniil Medvedev (Russia)
  6. Andrey Rublev (Russia)
  7. Hubert Hurkacz (Poland)
  8. Casper Ruud (Norway)
  9. Álex de Minaur (Australia)
  10. Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)

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