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Wimbledon splashes the cash

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.

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Owen Gigg was one of the original co-founders of the Tennis Frontier and is an avid follower of the sport.
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