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Old Oct 8th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #731
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Re: News and updates about Victoria Azarenka

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Victoria Azarenka among the world's best paid athletes, pocketing $71,000 per set in 2013

REMEMBER Victoria Azarenka's straight sets demolition of Eleni Daniilidou in the second round of the Australian Open this year


If you need a refresher, it was over in 55 minutes and the champ gave up just one game. Her 6-1 first set took just 21 minutes and came for the loss of just 10 points.

So what were those 21 minutes worth? Half a Powerade and a fresh towel?

Not likely.

New statistics show Azarenka earned more for her every minute of her on-court exploits than almost any other athlete on the planet.

Prizemoney statistics for the top tennis players and golf stars - who are among the best paid sportspeple in the world - reveal Azarenka earns more for every moment on court than world No.1 Serena Williams, who is set to top $10 million in earnings this year, and more per set than Rafael Nadal.

Azarenka has won $5,822,165 from her 42 wins and seven losses this year - or $70,869 for each of the 83 sets along the way.

In comparison, Nadal has won 65 times this year and made $10,700,034, which equates to $151,288 per match, but has made $62,210 for each set he plays - about $9000 less than Azarenka.

Even the all-conquering Williams, who has won 77 times and lost only four this year, is banking only $59,882 per set.

The world's best golfer and one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, Tiger Woods, earned more than $8.5 million from his 16 tournaments this year - more than $500,000 for every tournament - but considering his four rounds take about 20 hours to complete, the world No.1 is taking home far less per hour than the shrieking Belarussian.

But he's doing markedly better than women's world No.1 Inbee Park, whose dominant start to the year has snowballed into winnings of $2,306,328 - or $121,386 for each of her 19 tournaments.

Sam Stosur has been our highest-earning tennis player (excluding endorsements) this year, dropping to No.26 on the WTA list with $828,190.

Our golfers fared much better, with Adam Scott's US Masters triumph catapulting him to sixth position and a yearly bank balance of $4,892,611 from 16 tournaments, while Jason Day (12th with $3,625,030) isn't far behind.

Top Aussie LPGA golfer and former world No.1 Karrie Webb has made $736,292 on tour this year.
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