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Record money at tennis grand slam

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago August 01, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 Thursday, August 01 2013 August 01, 2013 8:41 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The 2013 U.S. Open singles champions will earn a record $2.6 million apiece this year.

A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $32,000, a jump of 39 percent from last year's $23,000.

Last year's singles champions, Serena Williams and Andy Murray, won $1.9 million.

Play starts at the U.S. Open on Aug. 26.

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