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Serena Williams sets WTA single-season prize money record

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Monday, November 16, 2009 at 1:34pm EST

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Serena Williams sets WTA single-season prize money record

Serena Williams has set a single-season prize money record on the women’s tour by earning $6,545,586 in 2009.

Williams now has career earnings approaching $30 million.

“It’s incredible how much women’s tennis has grown in the last few years and that the Tour has increased our prize money so significantly,” Williams said. “We are very fortunate to have an opportunity to be so well rewarded for doing something we love.”

This season Williams eclipsed the previous record of $5,429,586 set by Belgian Justine Henin in 2007.

Serena won the 2009 season-ending Championships as well as Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns this season.

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