Wimbledon prize money 2016: Winner will take home record £2m reward

 
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Day Thirteen: The Championships - Wimbledon 2015
Last year's winners received £1.88m (Source: Getty)

The winners of this year's Wimbledon will take home a record £2m in prize money, the biggest reward ever paid out by the competition.

Wimbledon has increased its overall prize pot by five per cent to £28.1m meaning even first-round losers in the singles competitions will receive £30,000.

Last year's winners Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both took home £1.88m.

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In six years, the winners' paycheque has doubled while a decade ago Roger Federer made just £600,000 for his fourth successive Wimbledon title.

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It is now level with the Australian Open in what it offers its singles winners, £400,000 ahead of the French Open, but behind the US Open which last year awarded its winner Djokovic with £2.1m.

The All England Club announced that it was also increasing its spending to fight match-fixing on enhanced monitoring of betting patterns at the tournament which will be played from June 27 - July 10.

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