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did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

because in my opinion, for Venus to take big money to play these minor tournaments and then skip the YEC is very bad, even like a corrupt decision. I think that Venus should have to discloase to the tennis public how much money she was paid to appear at Seoul, Tokio and Bankgok. Venus claims that she skip YEC on "medical" advice because of her "anemia". Isnt it funny how Venus "anemia" and "medical" advice was nowhere to be found when big appearance checks were available at Tier IV events in Asia. In my opinion its totally hyporcritical.
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Re: did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

Hello Idiot She Lost To Razzano And Pennetta Obviously Something's Wrong. She's Too Skinny, bad choice of a first post dumbass.


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because in my opinion, for Venus to take big money to play these minor tournaments and then skip the YEC is very bad,
Yes she did and so what? In case you weren't aware tennis players play for money not their health. This is how it works, when low tier tournies need a star player to attract VIP's and increased ticket sales they give the star a portion of the extra profits. The player is happy, the fans are happy and the organizers are the happiest. The players at the YEC will be well compensated for their efforts also so what is your beef?

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Re: did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

How many times does this question has to be answered for some people to get it. Venus made a commitment to play the Korean tournament since April of this year. She was asked to play in Japan after Federer withdrew and they needed a big name for the tournament.Whether she got appearance fees or not, how does this affect you? If she was feeling well there was no reason for her not to play in Asia.If resting now will allow her to start the new year stronger, more power to her.
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Yes she did and so what? In case you weren't aware tennis players play for money not their health. This is how it works, when low tier tournies need a star player to attract VIP's and increased ticket sales they give the star a portion of the extra profits. The player is happy, the fans are happy and the organizers are the happiest. The players at the YEC will be well compensated for their efforts also so what is your beef?

my beef is that the YEC is the very important and prestigous event of WTA, and when some dinky little Tier IV events can out-bid the YEC for one of WTA star players, this is rediculous.
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Of course she did, give me a break. As she should, those and endorsements are the real financial rewards for winning slams and she gave those dinky events their money's worth by winning, making a final and a semifinal. But there was obviously something wrong with her to lose to those players, coupled with she's not played YEC or ever done real well there, so I smelled it that she'd bail on YEC. I don't think it's corrupt. Do you want her there half-assed with something wrong? She won't win matches there that way and then people would heap scorn on her for showing up less than at her best. Let the next player in who is playing decent and is eager for wins, that's what YEC is for. The event's success does not rise and fall on Venus being present, so I don't see it as corrupt.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...17447&page=324
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Re: did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

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because in my opinion, for Venus to take big money to play these minor tournaments and then skip the YEC is very bad, even like a corrupt decision. I think that Venus should have to discloase to the tennis public how much money she was paid to appear at Seoul, Tokio and Bankgok. Venus claims that she skip YEC on "medical" advice because of her "anemia". Isnt it funny how Venus "anemia" and "medical" advice was nowhere to be found when big appearance checks were available at Tier IV events in Asia. In my opinion its totally hyporcritical.
Yes she would have got appearance fees.

Maybe I'm naive - but I'd prefer to take Venus at her word on this one and that it was when she got back home she went back to the doctors and they advised her accordingly.

I think it was actually good that Venus actually played something compared to what we are used to. I know the YEC seems lower on Venus' priorities than everyone else - but I dunno - I just can't actually bring myself to believe that she wanted it this way to play those tournies and not the YEC just because of the appearance fee.
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Of course she did, give me a break. As she should, those and endorsements are the real financial rewards for winning slams and she gave those dinky events their money's worth by winning, making a final and a semifinal. But there was obviously something wrong with her to lose to those players, coupled with she's not played YEC or ever done real well there, so I smelled it that she'd bail on YEC. I don't think it's corrupt. Do you want her there half-assed with something wrong? She won't win matches there that way and then people would heap scorn on her for showing up less than at her best. Let the next player in who is playing decent and is eager for wins, that's what YEC is for. The event's success does not rise and fall on Venus being present, so I don't see it as corrupt.

well Venus certainly had no problem with showing up with less than her best at the Tier IV's - because she had a contract and was getting paid big money for it. But the YEC doesnt pay appearance money and there is no contract, so Venus think she can just blow it off. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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my beef is that the YEC is the very important and prestigous event of WTA,
Says who? Obviously not to Venus Williams. She has played this event twice in her whole career therefore it doesn't rank that high on her list of important and prestigious events. Venus has always done as she pleases so deal with it.

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Appearance fees are officially against the rules in the WTA (though not the ATP). But *surprise* the "rule" isn't actually enforced. (Wertheim refers to Doha and Dubai as the Appearance Fee Opens).
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Re: did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

anyway... it's sad that she won't be there.

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Re: did Venus receive appearance fees for playing Asian Tier IV events?

venus would sell her soul for the $
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I for one think Venus played at least two of those events because she had already committed to playing them. And this was even before she had a clue she'd be near qualifying for the YEC. I mean really!

I'm glad she stuck to her promise - and she got to visit some exotic places. I'm happy that she is happy w/her lot in life. I mean, didn't she just give a speech at a college? In the future, she's professed that she hopes public speaking will be a part of her forte. Again, I am soooooooooooo pleased that she is pleased w/her bad self.

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Says who? Obviously not to Venus Williams. She has played this event twice in her whole career therefore it doesn't rank that high on her list of important and prestigious events. Venus has always done as she pleases so deal with it.

right but Seoul Tier IV, now thats a really prestigous event. The winner of the event gets only 27 thousand USD, but they pay Venus Williams 1 million USD (or whatever) to appear.

And the way you say it, it sounds as you think Venus has the right to disrespect the Tour.
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she gave the money to charity LOL
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