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Lindsay now the highest prize-money earner?

One thing that might have been missed is that, unless I'm mistaken, Lindsay's career prize money haul will now have passed that of Steffi Graf, after her triumph in Quebec.

Obviously money isn't indicative of success, but it's a nice marker of how far Davenport has come, and a testament to her longevity.

It'll probably be only 12 months before Serena, or more likely Justine takes over at the top.
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She's still just under 50k short of Steffi's record.

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It'll probably be only 12 months before Serena, or more likely Justine takes over at the top.
I'd say about 18/24 months. I don't think either will have passed Steffi or Lindsay by the end of next season.

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One thing that might have been missed is that, unless I'm mistaken, Lindsay's career prize money haul will now have passed that of Steffi Graf, after her triumph in Quebec.

Obviously money isn't indicative of success, but it's a nice marker of how far Davenport has come, and a testament to her longevity.

It'll probably be only 12 months before Serena, or more likely Justine takes over at the top.
How can money not be indicative of success when money is what they're playing for?

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53 tournament wins is more impressive. Even though tier 3 tournaments aren^t necessarily very impressive, the fact that she won them after giving birth, past 30, is very impressive! What a happy contrast to the Hingis situation.
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How can money not be indicative of success when money is what they're playing for?
Steffi Graf has 22 slams. Lindsay has 3.

Prize money increases rapidly, year on year. It's not necessarily an indication of standard, matches won, or titles. I think my point is fairly easy to see, so if you can't, then I'm wasting my time

Nonetheless, it's still a great marker of Lindsay's longevity, that she can earn more prize money than any other, at least for a time.
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I'd say about 18/24 months. I don't think either will have passed Steffi or Lindsay by the end of next season.
Yeah, maybe. Haven't both won just under 17 millions dollars? Lindsay's on almost 22 million. Perhaps another 18 months, because Justine won 4 million this season, has she not, and the YEC isn't even started.
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53 tournament wins is more impressive.
Is it? 45 or so of them, at a guess, are tier 2 or above.

53 titles is indeed impressive. But against Graf's 107, Evert's 157, or Navratilova's 167, it pales, whereas on the prize money rankings she is placed at the top. There are also several more women who have won more titles in the open era.
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Does anyone has a link to the career earnings. Have been looking for it and found only of the current year

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Does anyone has a link to the career earnings. Have been looking for it and found only of the current year
The WTA site is pretty good for money, have a look around in the stats section.

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Yeah, maybe. Haven't both won just under 17 millions dollars? Lindsay's on almost 22 million. Perhaps another 18 months, because Justine won 4 million this season, has she not, and the YEC isn't even started.
Well if Justine wins 9/10 tournaments and another couple of slams next year sure. But I was just erring on the side of caution

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(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
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Justine currently has 17,94 M and if she wins the YEC she'll be very close to 19 M. I'd say she has a good chance of taking over the top spot next year, even if she doesn't dominate that much.




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Is it? 45 or so of them, at a guess, are tier 2 or above.

53 titles is indeed impressive. But against Graf's 107, Evert's 157, or Navratilova's 167, it pales, whereas on the prize money rankings she is placed at the top. There are also several more women who have won more titles in the open era.
She is tied with Seles at 53, Goolagong has 68,King has 67 + 37 pre Open Era, Wade has 55, Court has 92 Open Era and about 190 overall. Noone puts Lindsay in the same league with the top 5, but being in the top 10 is a great achievement. As I have said before women^s tournament wins before the Open Era should be counted as there was NO wonen^s pro tour before 1968.
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