US Open champion Serena Williams tops prize-money ranking

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

Serena Williams has topped the prize-momey rankings. (Photo credit: (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Serena has earned 12 million more than sister Venus, in the prize-money rankings. Kim Clijsters in third place.

The victory at the U.S. Open, has presented an extra special present for Serena other than the trophy, it also comes with the added bonus of a $1,858,054 pay check, nearly two million euros. The American, thanks to this large sum, has exceeded $40 million in prize-money gained during her career. Serena leads by far in the ladies rankings and below you can see the top ten ladies:

1 – Serena Williams (USA) $ 40,047,909

2 – Venus Williams (USA) $ 28,460,747

3 – Kim Clijsters (BEL) $ 24,442,340

4 – Lindsay Davenport (USA) $ 22,166,338

5 – Steffi Graf (GER) $ 21,895,277

6 – Martina Navratilova (USA) $ 21,626,089

7 – Maria Sharapova (RUS) $ 21,593,373

8 – Justine Henin (BEL) $ 20,863,335

9 – Martina Hingis (SUI) $ 20,130,657

10 – Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) $ 16,942,640

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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