I'm in favor of the players in the earlier rounds definitely getting more money, but I'm not too crazy about cutting the salaries of the top players to acheive this. I'm sure there is a lot of money flowing into tournaments, namely the Slams and larger ones, to increase the pot without taking from the winners check. In the realm of "women in sports", comparitively speaking, I think that it's somewhat of an honor for the leading money earners to largely come from the world of tennis. Keep in mind that a man on the ATP winning the same amount of tournaments Kim or Justine won last year would have made significantly more money. The top players of any professional sport will get paid large amounts of money- sports are lucrative that's old news. The WTA sholdn't be any different and there top stars should get paid like the top stars in all other sports. In comparison to atheletes of other sports and what the top player of each sport makes, the amount that the top women make isn't really that impressive.
I think another idea might be for the WTA to step up and help out in reducing the costs associated with being on tour. Or maybe applying some tax like system (membership fees or something,) that taxes more heavily the players who make more money and then use those funds to help cut cost on tour associated with traveling. The WTA needs people who can come up with different ideas, maybe even a totally brand new approach to a whole slew of problems ranging from the cost of retirement packages, welfare assistance to former players, cost associated with travel, and ways to cut cost for young players to get into the sport...
STEFWHIT'S MILLATARY RANKS:
The Commander In Chief: Steffi Graf
General: Serena Williams
Admiral: Kim Clijsters
Lieutenant General: Elena Dementieva
Major General: Myskina
nominees for Brigadier General:
Venus, Golovin, Lindsay, Petrova, and Pierce