Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ED Happy Ever After Land
Re: Serena's prize money has passed $30 million..
I don't like how how much a player has earnt is like some measure of greatness.
Adjusting for inflation, if Steffi Graf had been playing today, she'd probably have $30,000,000 dollars just for her slam titles alone, not to mind the 80 odd other titles she won.
With the way things are going, top tennis players will routinely be earning > $5,000,000 per year in a few years. What I don't understand is how the tournaments can afford to pay these sums of money when attendance figures are so low?
They must have been making gigantic profits before.
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