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Wimbledon announces 40 percent hike in prize money

Updated: April 23, 2013, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- This year's singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive $2.4 million after the All England Club increased overall prize money by a record 40 percent for the biggest total payout in tennis history.

Wimbledon also announced Tuesday that it plans to build a retractable roof on Court No. 1 in the latest move to combat the rain delays that affected the tournament over the years.

Prize money will total $34.4 million, an increase of $9.9 million from last year. The club called ...

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