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Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2004
WIMBLEDON, LONDON • The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club • Ongoing
|The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon have developed from the garden party atmosphere of the first meeting in 1877, witnessed by a few hundred spectators, to a highly professional tournament attracting an attendance of over 500,000 people and through the press, radio, Internet and television a following of millions throughout the world. |
The Tournament starts each year six weeks before the first Monday in August and lasts for a fortnight or for as long as necessary to complete all events. Players from over 60 nations regularly compete.
Wimbledon announced a 4.8% increase in singles prize money (including the qualifying competition) at the 2004 Championships (21st June - 4th July). The Gentlemen’s Champion will receive £602,500 (£575,000 in 2003) and the Ladies’ Champion £560,500 (£535,000 in 2003). The total prize money will be £9,707,280.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2004 Web Site
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