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By the Numbers

By S.L. Price, L. Jon Wertheim

Posted: Wed September 9, 1998
Sports Illustrated
22,000   Amount, in dollars, earned by 17-year-old Taylor Dent in two singles and one doubles match at the U.S. Open, his debut tournament as a professional.
21,216 Amount, in dollars, earned by Phil Dent, Taylor's dad, in 1971, his first year on the World Championship Tennis circuit.
45,000 Approximate amount, in dollars, a WTA player would receive for competing in singles and doubles in all four Grand Slam events—and losing in the first round.
6 Years since Jennifer Capriati won a U.S. Open match.
29 Times Capriati said "you know" in her press conference after losing to Jana Novotna last week.
0 Titles that Goran Ivanisevic, winner of 21 tournaments in his career, has won on American soil.

Issue date: September 14, 1998

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