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sport news Prize money for Wimbledon mixed doubles still modest

Jamie Murray and Heather Watson, on opposite sides of Sunday's mixed doubles final, both chose to attend Wimbledon's Champions' Dinner on Sunday night.

It was a nice perk to go alongside what, some might consider, is the relatively modest prize money on offer for an event whose final attracted a near full house on the Centre Court after a disappointing men's final.

For winning six matches Murray and his partner Martina Hingis won only £100,000 to share between them, which pales into insignificance compared to the riches on offer elsewhere in the tournament.

Heather Watson attended the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at the Guildhall, London

Heather Watson attended the Wimbledon Champions Dinner at the Guildhall, London

Jamie Murray was also in attendance at the dinner with his wife Alejandra Gutierrez

Jamie Murray was also in attendance at the dinner with his wife Alejandra Gutierrez

The defeated duo of Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen split £50,000 for winning five matches in making the final. 

This contrasts with the £35,000 handed to each first round singles loser, a

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