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Wimbledon increases prize money

Updated: April 24, 2012, 11:04 AM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- The All England Club has increased the prize money at this year's Wimbledon tennis championship by 10 percent, with a majority of the cash directed to help lower-ranked players.

Although the men's and women's singles champions will each receive a record $1.85 million, most of the $2.4 million increase to the overall pot will go to players who lose in qualifying or the early rounds.

"Wimbledon continues to be successful and we are delighted to share that increase ...

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