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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2002, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Why doesn't Aranxta retire? here's an answer

Note that the year hasn't ended yet and that this doesn't include earnings from sponsors etc.

ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO (no.20 on the earnings list)

2002 singles: $160,192
2002 doubles + mixed: $151,787 + $10,191
2002 TOTAL: $322,170


She will probably end up the year with $500,000 + additional money from sponsors. Normal people do not even earn this in 10 years if not more. Why should she retire? Even though she's not winning a lot, this is still by far the best job she can ever find. Heck, I struggle every day to make a couple of $ and here she is doing something she loves and getting rich off of it. I wouldn't retire either if I were Aranxta.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2002, 12:15 PM
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yes, that's another reason, i dont think the main.

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i think one of the main reasons she doesnt/isnt/hasnt retired is because she would be bored and wouldnt know what to do with herself after tennis. this is all shes ever known

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She's probably just enjoying herself too much to give it up.

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She has a very well paid job with excellent travel opportunities. Who would quit that kind of work?

She's won 3 doubles titles this summer alone. Keep playing and keep getting paid Arantxa! A lot of people still appreciate seeing you.
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that's true - I would also continue playing if was earning that much

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2002, 09:28 PM
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She's still one heck of a doubles player, look at her record of this year

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didn't realize she'd made that much money this year

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Maybe she's commited to by sponsors as well.
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