Johanna Konta Wimbledon prize money: Venus Williams defeat sees Brit miss out on biggest payday of her career

 
Joe Hall
Follow Joe
Johanna Konta Wimbledon win
Konta has already pocketed £500,000 at this year's Wimbledon (Source: Getty)

Johanna Konta missed out on a £1.1m payday after succumbing to Venus Williams in her first Wimbledon semi-final.

The 26-year-old was the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach the final four of the women's singles at the All England Club, a run that earned her £500,000 in prize money.

​Yet she missed out on the the largest paycheque of her career to date after suffering a straight sets 6-4 6-2 loss to five-time winner Williams.

Read more: Tim Henman interview - This is Johanna Konta's best chance yet

Yet Konta's £500,000 prize is still more than three times as much as her combined Wimbledon earnings before this year’s tournament.

In her five previous outings at SW19 the British No1 had never progressed past the second round and had earned a combined £154,000.

Konta has earned $5.1m (£3.9m) in her career to date, with $1.9m (£1.4m) pocketed this year ahead of Wimbledon.

In April she earned the largest reward of her career to date after receiving $1.2m (£940,000) for winning the Miami Open.

Prize money at Wimbledon has grown to such an extent that victory in today's match would have also seen Konta surpass Tim Henman as the second-highest earning British player at Wimbledon after Andy Murray.

Related articles