All England Lawn Tennis Club Chairman Philip Brook, left, speaks during a press conference with chief executive Richard Lewis in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday April 28, 2015, ahead of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
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The acceleration in the size of the prize money pot at Wimbledon continues to slow but the grass court championships remain the richest of the four grand slams.All England Club officials announced Tuesday a 7 percent overall rise, compared to 10.8 percent last year and 40 percent in 2013, taking the total fund to 26.75 million pounds ($40.88 million).The French Open recently announced a 12 percent increase in prize money, taking it to $29.61 million.This year's Wimbledon begins a week later than usual on June 29, meaning a three-week grass court season.
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