March Money List: Federer enjoys profitable Sunshine Double

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After reaching a ninth final at Indian Wells, Roger Federer captured his fourth title in Miami (Getty Images)
Roger Federer banks more than US$2 million in March after following up his Indian Wells final with a run to the title at the Miami Open.

Indian Wells and Miami proved fertile ground for Roger Federer in March, with the Swiss veteran’s performances during the Sunshine Double making him the leader of last month’s Money List.

Federer reached the final at Indian Wells before capturing the Miami Open title; the two results helped him bank more than US$2 million.

WOODBRIDGE: Ash Barty on track for even greater success

Fellow champions Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem (both Indian Wells) and Ash Barty (Miami) were among the top five earners in March, as was Czech Karolina Pliskova.

The tour now turns to clay, with rich, prestigious tournaments scheduled in Charleston, Monte Carlo, Stuttgart and Barcelona in April, among several lower-tier events.

March Money List

Player Earnings ($US) Activity
1 Roger Federer $2,040,010 Federer won 10 of 11 matches in the US in March, following up his finals’ appearance at Indian Wells with a fourth trophy in Miami. He’s now 18-2 in 2019 and leads the ATP Race to London.
2 Bianca Andreescu $1,445,215 The Canadian teen earned by far the biggest pay cheque of her career ($1,354,010) when she broke through for the WTA Indian Wells title, and backed that up with a fourth-round run in Miami.
3 Ash Barty $1,445,215 The game’s newest top-10 talent shook off a heartbreaking fourth-round loss to Elina Svitolina at Indian Wells and went all the way to the Miami Open title – the biggest trophy of her burgeoning career.
4 Dominic Thiem $1,380,440 Most notable for his results on clay, Dominic Thiem broke through on hard courts by winning the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells. After leaving the Californian desert, he fell in his opening match in Miami.
5 Karolina Pliskova $868,000 The consistent Czech advanced to the quarterfinals at Indian Wells and then the final in Miami, falling one match win short of banking $US1 million this month.

Next best: John Isner ($777,205). Always at his best on American soil, Isner progressed to the last 16 at Indian Wells, then, as defending champion in Miami, won through to the final for a second straight year.

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