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Wimbledon prize money up more than 10 percent

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Total prize money for this year's Wimbledon tournament will reach 25 million pounds ($42 million), an increase of 10.8 percent that will mostly favor the early-round losers.
   U.S. Open organizers have yet to announce the prize money for this year's tournament.
   The main increases at Wimbledon are for the early losers, with players who fail to get past the third round receiving prize money worth 12.5 percent more than in 2013.
   The Wimbledon prize money for the majority of singles players who lose in the first three rounds of the grass-court tournament has been increased by more than 100 percent over a three-year period.
   There will also be an increase of 8.7 percent in prize money for doubles and a 6.1 percent increase for mixed doubles.

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