Wimbledon prizes rocket

LONDON - The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles titles will net a staggering one million pounds (R11,3million) in prize money after the All-England Club announced a significant rise in the rewards on offer at the grass-court grand slam yesterday.

LONDON - The winners of this year's Wimbledon singles titles will net a staggering one million pounds (R11,3million) in prize money after the All-England Club announced a significant rise in the rewards on offer at the grass-court grand slam yesterday.

The credit crunch- defying figures mean reigning men's champion Roger Federer and women's holder Serena Williams will benefit from an increase of £150000 (R1,7million) on last year's winning purses in 2009 if they retain their crowns in southwest London. - Sapa-AFP

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