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£1m jackpot at Wimbledon
Tue - April 20, 2010 5:48 pm
Roger and Serena
The singles champions at Wimbledon this year will each pocket a cool £1 million, tournament organisers have announced.
The men's and women's singles winners at the All England Club both stand to net the seven-figure sum, an increase of £150,000 on 2009 and near doubling of the amount from 10 years ago.
Each runner-up will receive £500,000.
"It is important we offer a level of prize money which is both appropriate to the prestige of the event and which gives the players full and fair reward," said All England club chairman Tim Phillips.
"It shows that the championships are successful and it shows that we care about the players."
Total prize money for the June 21-July 4 event is £13.725m, up by 1.175m on last year.