Wimbledon winners to net record £1.1m prize money

The two winners of this year's singles titles at SW19 will earn £100,000 more than last year's champions

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Last year's Wimbledon champions earned over £1m for the first time Photo: The Sport Review

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The winners of this year’s Wimbledon will be paid £1.1m – a rise of 10 per cent, the tournament’s organisers have revealed.

The All England Club have increased the winners’ cheque by £100,000 on last year, with the total prize fund for the Grand Slam up by 6.4 per cent to £14.6m.

The prize money for the men and women’s singles winners topped £1m for the first time in 2010. World No1 Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych to win the men’s title, while Serena Williams overcame Vera Zvonareva.

Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Club and the The Championships, said: “Leading international sports events such as Wimbledon are all about the quality of the players on show.

“In the competitive world of top-level sport, it is important we offer prize money which suitably rewards the players for the box-office appeal they bring to the event and for their supreme performances on court.”

Wimbledon will also unveil the new number three and number four courts this year, which will boost the overall capacity to 38,500 – an increase of 1,000.

The new Court Three, which will have capacity for 2,000 spectators, will also become the fourth court at SW19 to be equipped with Hawkeye technology.

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