Wimbledon under fire for low mixed doubles prize money
by LUIGI GATTO | VIEW 10667
Wimbledon had a record prize money this year, around $42 million, but earnings didn't increase for the mixed doubles draws. The winners Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis earned £100,000 ($129,000) to share between them, which is $64,500 each, it means $14,000 more than the first round main draw singles losers.
Murray and Hingis won six matches to get the title, and in the final they defeated Henri Kontineen and Heather Watson, who earned $64,000 in total. A spokesperson for the All England Club said that it may be reviewed ahead of the 2018 edition, ahead at the moment it's all okay according to them.
'The AELTC reviews prize money levels for each of the events held at The Championships on an annual basis,' he said. 'We feel the mixed doubles prize money is at an appropriate level that is commensurate with the rest of the Grand Slams, but like all other events, it will be reviewed prior to The Championships in 2018.' This year Wimbledon winners Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza earned $2.2 million each, which is a very big amount of money.
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