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Wimbledon Announces 10.8 Per Cent Increase In Prize Money

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Murray© Getty ImagesAndy Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon title, with victory over Novak Djokovic in the final.

Players at The Championships, Wimbledon this year will receive a total of £25 million, an increase of £2.4m, or 10.8 per cent, over 2013. The All England Club also announced on Tuesday an increase of 12.5 per cent in prize money for each singles player in the first three rounds. 

The champion will receive a cheque for £1.76m, a 10 per cent (£160,000) increase from £1.6m in 2013.

Doubles prize money for The Championships, which runs from 23 June to 6 July, increases by 8.7 per cent, while there is a 6.1 per cent increase for the mixed doubles.

This year, there will be 17 match courts at the All England Club, venue of The Championships. Court No. 3 will have an extra 198 unreserved seats. 

In 2015, there will be a three-week gap between Roland Garros and The Championships, which will run from 29 June to 12 July. 

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