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Money, Money, Everywhere

Another result of lobbying by top players is an increase in prize money at Grand Slam tournaments — the U.S. Open is raising its total payout about 35 percent in 2013, to more than $34 million. That includes $2.6 million each to the men's and women's singles champions. A player who loses in the first round of singles will get $32,000. If either Nadal or Williams wins the title, the trophy would come with a check for $3.6 million, because each earned a possible $1 million bonus by finishing atop the standings from the U.S. Open Series, which takes into account results on the North American hard-court circuit.  (Photo: Mark Scott/ Getty Images)

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