- Wimbledon singles champions to net $2.9M
- Prize money for winners up by 6.4%
- Season's third slam starts June 27
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams took home $2.75 million each in 2015 after winning the respective men's and women's singles titles.
The top-ranked duo are hot favorites to retain their crowns and pick up an extra 6.4% in prize money this year.
Wimbledon, whose total prize fund has been increased by 5% to $41.1 million
, is the second-most lucrative grand slam in the calendar.
The U.S. Open leads the way, with each winner taking home $3.3 million. In contrast, the winners of the Australian Open net $2.98 million, and the French Open rewards victors with $2.26 million.
Wimbledon also announced it will be unveiling increased anti-doping measures
as well as stricter monitoring and analysis.
The season's third of four grand slam tournaments will also significantly boost total prize money for wheelchair players to $292,500 -- up from $93,600 last year.