The 130th edition of the Wimbledon is set to see many changes with the organisers announcing a 5 percent increase in the overall prize money at £28.1 million. Following the doping scandal, the lawn tennis association is also taking stringent action to ensure a clean tournament.
While Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were awarded £1.88 million each last year, winners of the 2016 Wimbledon singles tournament will be awarded £2 million each, an increase of 6.4 percent.First-round losers will receive £30,000.
In the last five years, the total prize money at Wimbledon has increased nearly two-fold, going up by 92 percent. The highest increase was in 2013 when the prize fund went up by40 percent.
The US Open still reigns as the highest-paying tournament, where singles winners take home a grand cheque of $3.3 million each. The total prize money awarded is $42.3 million, or £2.9 million in comparison.
Separately, the association is also ready to take strict action after the doping scandal emerged in January. It looks to protect its ‘gentle-manly’ image with enhanced anti-doping and anti-corruption measures.

During the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova had held a press conference, announcing that she was tested positive for medium, a banned drug.
Earlier this year, Buzzfeed and BBC alleged match-fixing in the circuit, saying tennis authorities were covering up their tracks and the tracks of 16 players, whose names are not in the public domain.
Security measures are expected to be increased in the stadiums, following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
This year, the Wimbledon is scheduled from June 27 to July 10.

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