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Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

Serena, Venus Williams could meet in US Open 3rd round

Forbes Magazine released its annual list of highest-paid female athletes on Tuesday and Williams took the top spot.

Williams is the only player in either bracket with a seed higher than her world ranking.

Another US tennis player, Sloane Stephens, rounds off the top three highest-paid female players with a total income of $11.2 million having practically equal earnings on and off the tennis court.

Williams, who was the only woman on the list the previous year, dropped out of the chart while taking time off to have a baby.

Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open.

Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu ($8.5 million) and retired race auto driver Danica Patrick ($7.5 million) were the only non-tennis players to crack the top 10, filling the seventh and ninth spots, respectively.

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Indeed, all of the other seeds - 32 women, 32 men - were positioned based on the WTA and ATP rankings, as usual. The amount is, however, down by 4% from last year and by 28% from five years ago.

Nadal's half of the draw includes No. 3 seed and 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro - who could face another former U.S. Open champion in Andy Murray in the third round - and fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson, the Wimbledon and U.S. Open runner-up.

But since her impressive run to the Wimbledon final, in which she fell to Angelique Kerber, Williams has endured a lacklustre buildup to the Flushing Meadows hardcourt showpiece which starts on Monday.

Should Serena come through those ties, elder sibling and two-time champion Venus could be waiting in the next round, before a possible match-up with world number one Halep, who gets under way against Kaia Kanepi.

The American star, who lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters last week, is making the most of the last few days off by promoting her clothing line Serena.


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