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Written by: Staff

LONDON, Apr 25 (Reuters) Wimbledon will remain the only grand slam tennis event not to pay its men's and women's champions equal prize money, organisers said today.

The All England Club announced at a news conference that prize money for this year's men's winner would amount to 655,000 pounds ($1.17 million) with the women's champion getting 625,000 pounds.

The figures represent a four percent rise from last year.

French Open organisers announced last month that they would pay their men's and women's singles champions equal prize money this year.

The other two grand slams, the Australian and US Opens, already offer equal money to men and women.

Reuters PM GC1803

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