World #1 and 12-time major winner Serena Williams pushed her record earnings beyond $30 million dollars by winning the Australian Open 2010 singles title and pairing up with sister Venus to win the women’s doubles title as well. Justine Henin of Belgium, who lost to Serena in the singles championship match in Melbourne has broken the $20 million dollar mark and moved past Martina Hingis to #6 in the all-time WTA women’s tennis career prize earnings list. Venus Williams remains at #2 in the list with $25.4 million, while other active players in the top 20 include Kim Clijsters (#9), Svetalana Kuznetsova (#12), Maria Sharapova (#13), Elena Dementieva (#14), Dinara Safina (#18), and Jelena Jankovic (#20).

The list below includes the top 50 WTA women’s tennis career prize money leaders. Earnings specified combine singles and doubles earnings, and is current as of February 1, 2010.

1 WILLIAMS, SERENA                     $30,491,460
2 WILLIAMS, VENUS                      $25,420,036
3 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY                   $22,144,735
4 GRAF, STEFFI                         $21,895,277
5 NAVRATILOVA, MARTINA                 $21,626,089
6 HENIN, JUSTINE                       $20,352,606
7 HINGIS, MARTINA                      $20,130,657
8 SANCHEZ-VICARIO, ARANTXA             $16,942,640
9 CLIJSTERS, KIM                       $16,477,052
10 MAURESMO, AMELIE                    $15,022,476
11 SELES, MONICA                       $14,891,762
12 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA                $13,892,894
13 SHARAPOVA, MARIA                    $13,109,099
14 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA                   $13,095,414
15 MARTINEZ, CONCHITA                  $11,527,977
16 NOVOTNA, JANA                       $11,249,284
17 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER                  $10,206,639
18 SAFINA, DINARA                      $9,858,126
19 PIERCE, MARY                        $9,793,119
20 JANKOVIC, JELENA                    $9,487,221
21 EVERT, CHRIS                        $8,896,195
22 SABATINI, GABRIELA                  $8,785,850
23 SUGIYAMA, AI                        $8,128,126
24 PETROVA, NADIA                      $8,090,412
25 RAYMOND, LISA                       $8,037,645
26 SCHNYDER, PATTY                     $8,002,702
27 ZVEREVA, NATASHA                    $7,792,503
28 IVANOVIC, ANA                       $7,235,889
29 ZVONAREVA, VERA                     $6,727,321
30 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA                 $6,725,110
31 TAUZIAT, NATHALIE                   $6,650,093
32 SUKOVA, HELENA                      $6,391,245
33 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA                  $6,237,556
34 BLACK, CARA                         $6,215,870
35 RUANO PASCUAL VIRGINIA              $6,014,076
36 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA                  $5,606,725
37 COETZER, AMANDA                     $5,594,821
38 SHRIVER, PAM                        $5,460,566
39 FERNANDEZ, MARY JOE                 $5,258,471
40 SUAREZ, PAOLA                       $5,134,870
41 STUBBS, RENNAE                      $4,865,093
42 HUBER, ANKE                         $4,768,292
43 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA                $4,704,193
44 FERNANDEZ, GIGI                     $4,681,906
45 GARRISON, ZINA                      $4,590,816
46 RUBIN, CHANDA                       $4,470,180
47 MAJOLI, IVA                         $4,405,867
48 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA                  $4,398,582
49 STOSUR, SAMANTHA                    $4,397,723
50 DECHY, NATHALIE                     $4,281,064