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Serena sets career prize money mark

Updated: January 30, 2009, 1:00 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- All those winner's checks Serena Williams collects add up: By reaching two finals at the Australian Open, she broke golf star Annika Sorenstam's record for career prize money by a female athlete with nearly $23 million.

Williams was busy Thursday, first beating Elena Dementieva of Russia 6-3, 6-4 in the singles semifinals and then pairing with older sister Venus for a victory in the doubles semifinals.

Even if the American were to lose both title matches, she ...

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