The Singles Champions at Wimbledon will earn $1.8 million each, an increase of 10% over last year. The total prize money to be won this year is $23.9 million, marking an increase of 6.4% over 2010.
The spectator capacity at Wimbledon is also due to rise by 1,000, to 38, 500, with Court Three and Court Four revamped and accounting for the increase.
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The All-England Club has asked the Government to amend tax laws so that individual players are not penalised. Currently, the appearance fee, winnings and a proportion of their world-wide endorsements of athletes competing in Britain are taxed @ 50%.
The club also wants action taken against ticket touts. A penalty of 20,000 pounds for each individual offence is enforceable, in respect of illegal ticket sales for the Olympics, due to be held next year in Britain. The club wants such stringent measures to be extended to other events as well.
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