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Venus tops 2017 prize-money list

Venus Williams is the season-ending leader on the WTA Tour’s prize money list – for the first time since 2001.

With her effort in Singapore, the 37-year-old American narrowly edged out Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza for the honours.

Williams finished with $5,468,741 – all in singles. Muguruza’s final tally was $5,433,457 – all but $3,559 of it in singles.

Simona Halep also topped $5 million while Caroline Wozniacki (who also didn’t get the big-bucks payoff of a Grand Slam title), fell just short at $4,748,518.

In all, 23 players topped the $1 million mark in singles. Add in doubles, and that number climbs to 36.