Wimbledon will have a record 50 million pound ($63.94 million) prize money pot this year with singles champions taking home 2.7 million each, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said on Thursday.

The total prize money is 11.9%, or 5.3 million pounds, more than offered at last year's tournament. First round singles losers will each get 60,000 pounds.

The grasscourt grand slam runs from July 1-14. ($1 = 0.7820 pounds) (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis)