The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club announced that they will be increasing prize money for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday afternoon.
The overall prize pot has risen by £2.4m (10.8%) to a prize fund of £25m. First round losers will now pocket £27K in prize money in recognition of reaching a Grand Slam main draw.The Gentlemen’s and Ladies Champions will receive a check for £1.76m this year (£160K increase from 2013).
The AELTCC also discussed the Court 1 development, which will see proposals including a new fixed and retractable roof, an additional 900 seats and a public plaza. The proposals are scheduled for completion in 2019.
Wildcards will be announced from Monday, June 9, and qualification will take place between June 16-19.
The seedings will be announced on Wednesday, June 18 at 10am and it is expected that the seedings formula will have a significant impact on the positioning of defending champion Andy Murray, current World No. 2 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
The Wimbledon draw will take place on Friday, June 20.