LONDON – Prize money at Wimbledon is increasing 5 percent this year, with the men's and women's singles champions to receive 2 million pounds ($2.9 million).
Organizers announced Tuesday that total prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million).
The prize for the singles champions has been raised by 6.4 percent, or 120,000 pounds ($175,000).
Last year, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams each collected 1.88 million pounds ($2.74 million).
Over the past five years, total prize money has gone up 92 percent.
The 130th edition of the tournament will be played at the All England Club from June 27-July 10.