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Re: Victoria Azarenka becomes youngest woman to cross $20 million in career earnings

Why make tickets more expensive? Does Azarenka need another million?
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Well didn't she get like 2.6 million from two tournaments alone. Indian Wells prize money is ridiculously high TBH.
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So is that jokers event at Madrid. No audience and hand out $4m?
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the talk about is she a big a star as others in the list is besides the point, IMO.

this really is about how much tennis in general and women's tennis has grown since, and a chance to ask ourselves, as fans, if it's heading in the right direction.

i think more and more of us are concerned about players out of top50\100\300 etc. ranging from not saving any money to quitting due to lack of finance to ever compete big, despite talent.

we've talked about the massive year that henin had to win 7M+ in a single season before in a thread similar to this one, in comparsion with Vika's... Good year to win the same.
money is heavily on the rise in the past 3-5 years alone, and only now are we seeing lower rounds being rewarded as well.

so far, 90 players have won over 100K$ this season (including peer...)
this includes doubles.

players are now living exclusivly from playing the doubles circuit - but there are very few.
mixed has not grown the way we thought a while back ago and is pushed deeper and deeper into the "not relevant" category.
bonus pools and appearance money are also growing tremendously.

we have to think, if the tour loses it's stars and interest AKA WS, Sharapova and Li Na (chinese interest), will we still have money increases?
if there is any doubt - a players union surely must start demanding other forms of earnings.

pensions? X% of revenues? different possible means and methods to study for a degree during a players sporting life-time, better insurances for injuries etc. etc.

I'm all up for unions and organized demands. the tour can easily build a firm, long term plan to help generations of tennis players have it easier to compete and create splendid on court magicm knowing they are assured of help even if outside the top100.

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Re: Victoria Azarenka becomes youngest woman to cross $20 million in career earnings

Here are some numbers from the Aussie Open--from first appearance to first win. Making $20M seems easy these days ;-)


Victoria Azarenka
2012 W.... $2,429,950
2011 R16.. ...$90,575
2010 QF... ..$166,139
2009 R16.. ...$60,439
2008 R32.. ...$41,791
2007 R32.. ...$36,086
2006 q+R128 ..$12,713

Serena Williams
2003 W.... ..$556,534
2001 QF... ...$59,164
2000 R16.. ...$28,406
1999 R32.. ...$14,575
1998 R64.. ...$10,343
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Those players also had the advantage of playing in much less physically demanding era, on a tour that was pretty much limited to just North America and Europe, and with a shorter season. It's quite likely that many of those players would have had the same injuries that kept players like Venus, Serena, Henin, etc. from running up those kind of insane numbers.

It's very hard to do cross era comparisons. You can figure, however, that the $20 million (roughly) Navritalova earned in her prime years is probably worth about $35-40 million in Vika dollars.
Actually I disagree on certain points, for Navratilova's career that is:

> The matches in general were double as long due to a lot of them being best of 5's.
> Playing with wooden or just any heavy tennis racket, made tennis for females a lot more difficult.
> Back then you didn't have these special clothing technologies that makes you feel a lot more comfortable.
> Back then you also didn't have current medical devices which enhance speedy recovering.

I do agree that current tennis era is more demanding, but when looking a pro's and con's of both era's, it's not that huge like people think.

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The money is going up & up. Hopefully some of it trickles down to players outside the top 40.
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The reporters are clearly not doing a good job if that's the only thing they can find.

So what happens when a friend or partner holds a different opinion against your favorite?
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I respect her absence of any PR persona but it hurts the Tour.
No it does not, the last we need are more corporate robots. What we need is people who are genuine, it's not a players job to be everybody's darling.
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this kind of stat is irrelevant and actually kind of pisses me of

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Re: Victoria Azarenka becomes youngest woman to cross $20 million in career earnings

I think what people want to know is the stats adjusted for inflation. Obviously $10 in the modern day is not equivalent to $10 10 years ago.

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Re: Victoria Azarenka becomes youngest woman to cross $20 million in career earnings

Comparison between the Navratilova days and today:

$10 in 1985 is equal to about $21.30 today in terms of purchasing power. This answer is obtained by multiplying $10 by the percentage increase in the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) from 1985 to 2012.

http://www.measuringworth.com/ppowerus/

That means that even when adjusted for inflation, today's players receive much more than the stars of the 1980s.
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Re: Victoria Azarenka becomes youngest woman to cross $20 million in career earnings

Pretty useless to make this kind of price money comparisions or lists. If Steffi or Martina had earned the same amount of money as players can earn today, well they would have over 90 Mio.+ something. So, totally different payments today.....btw, way too high in my oppinion, but that's a problem in other sports as well.

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this kind of stat is irrelevant and actually kind of pisses me of
You are not the only one seeing it this way.

This is on the same line of BS as the "Maria is the highest paid Woman Tennis Player"...

All detractions because niether one of them is THE BEST WOMAN TENNIS PLAYER..

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Actually I disagree on certain points, for Navratilova's career that is:

> The matches in general were double as long due to a lot of them being best of 5's.
> Playing with wooden or just any heavy tennis racket, made tennis for females a lot more difficult.
> Back then you didn't have these special clothing technologies that makes you feel a lot more comfortable.
> Back then you also didn't have current medical devices which enhance speedy recovering.

I do agree that current tennis era is more demanding, but when looking a pro's and con's of both era's, it's not that huge like people think.

not sure what you're referring to here, only one match of the year was best of 5 sets
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