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PASSING SHOTS
L. JON WERTHEIM
July 04, 2011
Pay Day
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July 04, 2011

Passing Shots

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Pay Day

She may have lost in the second round of Wimbledon, but the endorsement opportunities triggered by Li Na's French Open success make her poised to become the second-highest-earning female athlete, behind Maria Sharapova.... As if these weren't already lean times for American tennis, this will be only the second Wimbledon final since 1999 that will not include Venus or Serena Williams, who both lost on Monday. Despite never having won a Grand Slam—and losing on Monday—Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki will remain No. 1 and increase her points lead, thanks to the quirks of the WTA system.... The lone bright spot for U.S. tennis: Mardy Fish, 29, reached the quarterfinals for the first time.

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