The All England Club has announced a significant increase in prize money for the Wimbledon Championships 2013.
Players can look forward to a hike of 40%,making Wimbledon the most lucrative of all the four major championships.
The tournamount winners will each receive £1.6 million (a jump from £1.15 million in 2012) and the overall price fund has increased by £6.5 million to a bumper £22.6 million booty.
In percentage terms, the biggest increases are focused on players who lose either in qualifiers or the early rounds of the tournament. Doubles players also enjoy a 22% increase in their share of the loot.
The historic club also announced plans to install a roof over the second showcourt. Court No. 1 will enjoy a retractable roof by the 2019 tournament.