The smiles as the 133rd Wimbledon tournament ends this weekend will reflect the immense pride of the singles champions ‒ and the R42m paycheques the winners will take home. Between the men’s semi-finals on Friday and the men’s final on Sunday, the women’s final will delight viewers on Saturday. (In 1968, when prize money was first offered at Wimbledon, the total amount was just under R470 000. This year it was close to R675m.)