Sunday, August 3, 2008

Since her victory in Los Angeles last week, Safina has been on a roll, proving that she is the player of the hour on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Not only did she win the Rogers Cup but she is also assured of victory in the US Open series, which will see her double her prize money at the US Open, up to an additional $1 million. If she should win the U.S. Open, she will get an extra $1 million in prize money, and she will win bonus money for each round she wins. That means that if she wins the Flushing Meadows event, she'll pocket $2.5 million. Bonus money also goes to the second and third-place U.S. Open Series winners.