London: This year’s Wimbledon singles tennis champions will receive £2.2 million ($2.84 million) each – a hike of £200,000 for both the men’s and women’s winner, organisers said on Wednesday.

Tournament chiefs unveiled the boosted winners cheques among an increased total prize pot of £31.6 million, up from £28.1 million for the previous year.

The bigger pot benefits players throughout the draw, with first round singles losers set to walk away from the All England Club with £35,000.

The grasscourt grand slam tournament takes place on the fringes of south-west London from 3-16 July: the latest start for the tournament since 1895.