Tennis: Wimbledon increase prize cash

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LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon singles champions will money checks for 2.2 million pound ($2.8 million, 2.6 million euros) this year, the All England Club said on Wednesday.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams earned 2 million pound for bringing home the flatware in the men s and ladies s occasions at the grass-court Grand Slam a year ago.

That figure has now been outperformed by a 10 percent climb as Wimbledon plans during the current year s competition, which gets going on July 3 in its most recent begin date since 1895.

Over the most recent six years, the money pot for the Wimbledon champs has multiplied from 1.1 pound million.

Wimbledon s add up to prize cash for 2017 is up by 12.5 percent to 31.6 pound million, mirroring the gigantic income floods of the world s most acclaimed tennis competition.

“We are glad for the essential influential position that Wimbledon plays locally, broadly and universally, and are focused on proceeding to secure the fate of the Championships, and of our game, for quite a long time to come,” said All England Club director Philip Brook.

Be that as it may, the Wimbledon champions still acquire not as much as a year ago s singles victors at the US Open, who managed an account 2.7 million pound.

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