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Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

I've just realised that a Madrid doubles champion this week will get more money than the singles champion of Premier Stuttgart, two weeks ago.

The doubles chapions of Madrid get €196,000 (€98,000 each, which means approx. $133,000). The singles champion of Stuttgart (Kuznetsova, who beat world #1 in the final and world #3 in the semifinal) got $107,000.

Fair, surpring?

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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

It's good for doubles players but not that surprising,really
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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

Of course it's fair, they work just as hard for that money.
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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

What is not so fair about it?
It's different events, different Sponsors, different venue, different money making capabilities.......


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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

Madrid total prize money $4.5M
Stuttgart total prize money $600k

logical

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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

These days, most Doubles matches are over in 1h15 max.
In front of 10 people on court 5, including coaches and mothers.

I never understood how the tournaments accept/afford to pay so much money.
I guess without the Doubles's money, a lot of players wouldn't be able to make a living.
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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

Interesting... but doubles means NOTHING in the WTA! A player will be remembered by her single success, not doubles

So it´s unfair that a premier champion who beat the number 1 receive less money than a doubles specialist... but at least, Sveta got a Porsche!!!!

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Re: Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

doubles are just so blah lately! bring back hingis/kournikova!
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