Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Wimbledon prize money up more than 10 percent  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 01/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) London: total prize money for this year's wimbledon tournament will reach 25 million pounds (42 million) an increase of 10.8 percent that will mostly favor the early-round losers.

the all england club said tuesday that the men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.76 million pounds (2.9 million) a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize won by andy murray and marion bartoli.

by comparison this year's french open champions will receive 1.65 million euros (2.3 million) while stanislas wawrinka and li na earned 2.65 million for their wins at the australian open in january. us open organizers have yet to announce the prize money for this year's tournament.

the main increases at wimbledon are for the early losers with players who fail to get past the third round receiving prize money worth 12.5 percent more than in 2013.

'we've placed emphasis on the large group of players who need our help the most those players who lose in qualifying and in the early rounds of the championships" wimbledon chairman philip brook said. 'we also had an eye to being competitive internationally and we do keep our watch on what is going on in other tennis events and in particular the other grand slams." the grass-court grand slam will be played from june 23-july 6.

in keeping with player demands for a larger slice of grand slam revenues all four majors have greatly increased their prize money in the past two years with wimbledon offering the biggest amount following a record 40 percent increase last year.

the french open now offers more than 25 million euros (34.5 million) while the us open increased its purse to 34.3 million and the australian open went up to au33 million (31 million).

the wimbledon prize money for the majority of singles players who lose in the first three rounds of the grass-court tournament has been increased by more than 100 percent over a three-year period. the main increase this year is for first-round losers with each receiving 27000 pounds (45450) 14.9 percent more than last year.

'this year we've got a very generous increaseonce again" brook said. 'we wanted to build on the focus from 2012 and 2013." there will also be an increase of 8.7 percent in prize money for doubles and a 6.1 percent increase for mixed doubles.



in all an extra 2.4 million pounds (4 million) is up for grabs compared to last year.

brook said plans to build a retractable roof on court no. 1 are still on track pending planning approval with an application to be submitted later this year. the roof similar to the one on center court should be completed in 2019 and court capacity will be increased by 900 seats to 12400.

brook also confirmed the tournament will start a week later in 2015 to create a three-week gap between the french open and wimbledon with the men's final on july 12.

'hopefully with the extra week more players will be encouraged to compete on grass" brook said.

seedings for this year's tournament will be announced on june 18.

brook said defending champion murray who has slipped to eighth in the rankings will stay among the top seeds thanks to his strong record on grass over the past two years.

wimbledon's seeding order is determined using the atp rankings and points are added for achievements in grass-court tournaments in the past 12 months.

'and we add to that 75 percent of the best-performing tournament in the previous year" brook said. 'for andy murray as the winner of queen's last year and the winner here last year and a finalist here in 2012 there will be a significant impact on him." brooks said the seedings will also have 'significant impact" on seven-time champion roger federer and novak djokovic brook said.

brook did not comment on speculation of a possible return to competition by bartoli ahead of wimbledon. the 29-year-old frenchwoman retired suddenly after a loss at cincinnati last august explaining that her body could no longer take the strain after 14 years as a pro.

when asked if her entourage had been in touch recently and if bartoli would be granted a wild card if she asked for one brook said: 'the rumors in france have not reached london yet so we'll wait and see."


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 3 2016 - Saudi- President of Turkmenistan Performs UmrahSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Makkah Rajab 26 1437 May 3 2016 SPA -- President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan and his accompanying delegation performed Umrah rites heree yesterday. At ...

 May 3 2016 - Saudi- Turkmenistan's President Arrives in MadinahSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Madinah Rajab 26 1437 May 03 2016 SPA -- President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Republic of Turkmenistan arrived in Madinah today to pay a visit and pray at the ...

 May 3 2016 - Saudi- Turkmenistan's President Leaves MadinahSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Madinah Rajab 26 1437 May 03 2016 SPA -- President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Republic of Turkmenistan left Madinah today. At Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz ...

 May 3 2016 - Saudi- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives President of Burkina Faso Holds Luncheon in his HonorSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh Rajab 26 1437 May 3 2016 SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah palace here today President Roch ...

 May 3 2016 - Stuttgart Germany Rajab 26 1437 May 03 2016 SPA -- A US soldier has been killed in fighting near the Iraqi city of Erbil US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday during a visit to the southern German city of Stuttgart dpa reported.Saudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) The soldier who was part of the US-led military coalition against the ISIS extremist group died in combat but the exact circumstances of his death are not yet known ...

 May 3 2016 - Qatar- A hot day with temperature approximately 40 degreeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: The weather forecast for Qatar valid until 6pm Tuesday inshore will be hot during the day with slight dust at places at times and some clouds offshore will be hazy ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- Jafza s trade with Netherlands reaches US732 millionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- The number of Dutch companies represented in the Jebel Ali Free Zone Jafza has grown steadily over the past few years up to 105 ...

 May 3 2016 - Saudi FM warns of dangerous situation in SyriaEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) GENEVA 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir warned of the danger of the situation in Syria pointing out that unless there was a ...

 May 3 2016 - Oil price upward trend to continue: Kuwait Petroleum InternationalEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) BRUSSELS 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Bakheet Al-Rashidi President and CEO of Kuwait Petroleum International KPI also known as Q8 has said that the recent upward ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- Children's National Medical Centre shares innovative insights in the treatment and diagnosis of cerebral palsy at Latifa HospitalEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- A multi disciplinary team consisting of a paediatric physiatrist paediatric occupational therapist and paediatric physical ...

 May 3 2016 - Kuwait Cabinet condemns Syrian regime s airstrikes on civilian targets in AleppoEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) KUWAIT 2nd May 2016 (WAM) -- The Kuwaiti Cabinet has condemned the Syrian regime's continued airstrikes on civilian gathering places residential areas and ...

 May 3 2016 - Pope Francis Joe Biden praise efforts of UAE and Sultan Bin Khalifa Humanitarian and Scientific FoundationEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ROME 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Pope Francis has praised the United Arab Emirates and the Sultan bin Khalifa Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation for their ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- FNC delegation arrives in Amman to participate in WIP Global SummitEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AMMAN 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi Speaker of Federal National Council FNC has arrived in Jordan at the head of the UAE delegation to ...

 May 3 2016 - Lana Nusseibeh highlights UAE's crucial contributions on multilateral global issues at the UNEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Lana Nusseibeh Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations has said that effective multilateral diplomacy ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- RAK Ruler receives Bangladeshi Consul-GeneralEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) RAS AL-KHAIMAH 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah today received at his office in ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- Amal Al Qubaisi meets former Vice President of European ParliamentEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) BRUSSELS 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi Speaker of the Federal National Council FNC and Silvana Koch-Mehrin former member of the ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- Minister of Infrastructure Development issues decision on total tonnage of shipsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Minister of Infrastructure Development Chairman of the Federal Transport ...

 May 3 2016 - UAE- Arab Interior Ministers Council calls for reconsideration of traffic safety strategiesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) TUNISIA 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- The Arab Interior Ministers Council has called for the reconsideration of Arab strategies programmes and plans to tackle the ...

 May 3 2016 - Maktoum bin Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Quality AwardEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ...

 May 3 2016 - Jawaher Al Qasimi praises UAE's wise leadership for supporting children s rights and cancer patientsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH 3rd May 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help