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Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Singles Prize Money: How much money Champion Ash Barty will take home?

On July 10th, Ash Barty made history by capturing his first Wimbledon title. Let's see how much money she'll bring home.

Ash Barty

Australia’s Ash Barty won her first Wimbledon championship with a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova at the All England Club on 10th July, 2021. World No. 1 Barty strengthened her hold on the title with her fourth service break of the match in the third game of the second set, before Pliskova momentarily regained control.

Ash Barty became the first Australian to win Wimbledon since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, and the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980.

With the event postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, overall prize money is down significantly this year. The prize money for the singles competition in 2019 was 2.35 million pounds, however this year it was reduced to 1.7 million pounds owing to the pandemic.

How much money Ash Barty will take home?

Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova

After Wimbledon 2021, Ash Barty was given a whopping 1.7 million pounds in prize money. World number one Barty’s career prize money has already surpassed 20 million pounds. Karolina Pliskova, on the other hand, will take home 900,000 pounds as the runner-up. Wimbledon’s prize money has been kept equal for men and women.

Along with it, Barty will be given a sterling silver salver known as the “Venus Rosewater Dish,” or simply the “Rosewater Dish.” The dish has a female woman seated in the centre of the plate, holding a light in one hand and a jug in the other, representing temperance as a virtue. She is encircled by the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire) and the seven liberal arts (grammar, rhetoric, logic, geometry, arithmetic, music, and astrology) on the rim.

Why a dish instead of a trophy?

A very archaic rationale, given that the job of women in most of the nineteenth century was largely to supervise domestic chores in the home. Given that this was where they had the most authority, the dish is sometimes seen as a representation of this – not for the most equitable of reasons, and sometimes regarded as a remnant of misogyny.

Also read: Ash Barty creates history! Becomes the first female Australian to win Wimbledon after 40 years