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Wimbledon prize money increased by 5 percent for 2016

This year's men's and women's singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive nearly $3 million, as the Grand Slam tournament increases overall prize money by 5 percent.

The All England Club also announced Tuesday that it is increasing spending to fight match-fixing and doping, although it provided no figures.

Total prize fund is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million) for the grass-court championships.

The prize for the singles champions has been raised by 6.4 percent, or 120,000 pounds ($175,000), to 2 million pounds ($2.9 million). Last year, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams each collected 1.88 million pounds ($2.74 million) for winning the...

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