This year’s prize money at Wimbledon has increased for an eighth year in a row with the overall pot standing at £38 million. The men’s and women’s singles winners, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, will earn the biggest slice of that pot with £2.35m each. The women’s final on Saturday saw Simona Halep play ‘the match of her life’ as she beat Serena Williams in straight sets to win her first Wimbledon final.
The ATP confirmed this morning that London’s tenure as the host of the end-of-year finals will end in 2020. As predicted by the Telegraph last week, Turin will take over as the 15th city in the 50-year history of the event.With a capacity of up to 16,000 – Turin’s Pala Alpitour is the largest indoor sporting stadium in Italy and will be able to offer a close approximation to the O2 Arena, which has delivered record crowds over the last 12 years.
Formula One bosses have confirmed they are exploring the idea of holding a second grand prix in Britain, and Croydon has put itself forward to be considered as a potential venue for any new track. The possibility of a grand prix in London has been in the pipeline for years, and last week F1 sporting director Ross Brawn said the capital’s outskirts could be the best option.