Wimbledon 2018 prize money: How much will winners earn, is it more than previous years and do male and female tennis stars get paid the same now?

WIMBLEDON is entering its final stages.

And there's a lot more than just pride at stake for the tennis stars at the All England Club.

 Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic in the men's final last year

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Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic in the men's final last year

How much will the Wimbledon winners earn and is it more than last year?

Wimbledon chiefs have boosted this year's prize pot to a whopping £34 million, which is a 7.6 per cent increase from last year.

Every winner will pocket a bit more cash than previously predicted.

The singles champions will pocket £2.25m this year – £500,000 more than last year.

Winners of the doubles will land themselves £450,000 – £50,000 more than last year.

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Mixed doubles champions will take home £110,000 – £10,000 more than the previous three years.

Even those that crash out of the competition in the first round will earn £39,000.

But players that head into matches with an injury are at risk of being fined if the club do not think they should have played.

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Do male and female competitors earn the same?

Women and men have pocketed equal prize money at Wimbledon since 2007.

Prior to that, the male winners would have pocketed more on average than the females.

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WIMBLEDON is entering its final stages.