Wimbledon 2022 is well underway with the Day 1 of Tennis' crown jewel event producing plenty of drama and with record-breaking prize money on offer this year, the stakes are higher than ever.
Novak Djokovic was challenged all the way by plucky underdog Kwon Soon-Woo, while home heroes Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu both impressed in their first-round games in front of an expecting Centre Court crowd.
Elsewhere, Men's Singles contender Hubert Hurkacz was knocked out on the opening day by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Matteo Berrettini and Marin Cilic were both forced to withdraw from the competition following positive COVID-19 tests.
Women's Singles World No.1 Iga Swiatek will be in action on Day Two of the tournament, while American teenage star Coco Gauff will be hoping to book her place in the second round when she takes on Elena-Gabriela Ruse on Tuesday afternoon.
Another point of note surrounding Wimbledon is always the prize pool and with the 2022 prize money figures and breakdown now public knowledge, we can take a look at how this year's prize pool will be split up.
Wimbledon 2022 Prize Money
In 2022, the prize money will be identical for the Men and Women's Singles competitions. The total prize pool for Wimbledon 2022 adds up to a staggering £40.35 million. Here is a comprehensive breakdown of how the prize money is shared out.
- First round: £50,000
- Second round: £78,000
- Third round: £120,000
- Fourth round: £190,000
- Quarter-finals: £310,000
- Semi-finals: £535,000
- Runner-up: £1,050,000
- Champion: £2,000,000
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