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Taz Warrior
Apr 26th, 2005, 12:59 PM
http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=tennis/05/04/26/manual_122442.html

Wimbledon will offer the most prize money ever made available by a tennis tournament this summer.
The total money on offer will surpass the £10million mark, with women receiving an increase of 5.9% - more than that of the men.
The 2005 men's singles champion will be awarded £630,000, compared to £602,500 in 2004, while the winner of the women's title at the All England Club will receive a cheque for £600,000, up from £560,000 last year.
There has been a long campaign by some members of the Women's Tennis Association for both champions to have an equal share of the prize fund, and there was some movement to reflect that in Tuesday's announcement in SW19.
The overall total for the men increases by 4.6%, with the women receiving an additional 2.5% relative to the men from the quarter-final stage. The 2005 ladies' champion and runner-up will now receive some 95% of the men's equivalent prize money.
Chairman of the All England Club Tim Phillips commented: "We are delighted that Wimbledon prize money now exceeds £10million.
"We are also delighted to recognise the current stature of the women's game."
Phillips added: "Our decisions are always made on market forces and, in our judgement, this is a fair decision to make."
Security will also be tightened at this year's championships, with spectators only being allowed to bring in one bag per person and no hard-sided hampers or cool-boxes permitted.
The AELTC were quick, though, to insist spectators would still be able to enjoy the unique atmosphere created at the championships, where hundreds of people gather each year on the Aorangi Terrace - which has become affectionately known as 'Henman Hill' after the British number one - to watch the action on the giant television screen.
"We are not saying no picnicking, just smaller ones," reflected AELTC chief executive Chris Gorringe, who will retire following this year's tournament.
"A lot of events don't even allow picnics on their own land, they have to use the catering concessions - we have never said that and would not want to.
"Communication is going to be the key thing."
The 2005 championships will also be the last for tournament referee Alan Mills, who is to stand down after 23 years.

kabuki
Apr 26th, 2005, 01:00 PM
If you're that close to parity, why not just go all the way? :rolleyes:

azmad_88
Apr 26th, 2005, 01:40 PM
OMG..nowander tennis players are getting richer..
they might be richer thatn golf players..hehee..but not quite there yet

hablo
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:04 PM
If you're that close to parity, why not just go all the way? :rolleyes:

Exactly!!!! :o

Monica_Rules
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:07 PM
At least its going in the right direction:)

mboyle
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:45 PM
OMG..nowander tennis players are getting richer..
they might be richer thatn golf players..hehee..but not quite there yet

Female tennis players are by far the richest female athletes. The top ten tennis players probably average more than the top ten golfers on the men's side as well, just because golf has so much parity that even the top players don't get the high payouts week after week, while tennis players do. But the women get paid way more in tennis.

kabuki
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Female tennis players are by far the richest female athletes. The top ten tennis players probably average more than the top ten golfers on the men's side as well, just because golf has so much parity that even the top players don't get the high payouts week after week, while tennis players do. But the women get paid way more in tennis.

1 Phil Mickelson 9 $3,842,456
2 Vijay Singh 12 $3,836,413
3 Tiger Woods 8 $3,687,089
4 David Toms 10 $2,282,443
5 Fred Funk 11 $1,841,200
6 Luke Donald 8 $1,766,426
7 Retief Goosen 8 $1,698,408
8 Adam Scott 8 $1,657,748
9 Chris DiMarco 7 $1,541,278
10 Joe Ogilvie 12 $1,476,843
11 Tom Lehman 8 $1,346,893
12 Darren Clarke 8 $1,299,120
13 Peter Lonard 11 $1,285,011
14 Kenny Perry 9 $1,260,280
15 Stuart Appleby 6 $1,206,999
16 Ernie Els 6 $1,195,883
17 Jose Maria Olazabal 9 $1,123,232
18 Mike Weir 10 $1,120,248
19 Padraig Harrington 5 $1,104,626
20 Stewart Cink 11 $1,074,329
21 Justin Leonard 9 $1,057,533
22 Tim Herron 10 $1,014,017
23 Charles Howell III 10 $1,005,828
24 Chad Campbell 10 $977,758
25 Scott Verplank 9 $960,788
26 Zach Johnson 12 $951,488
27 Jim Furyk 10 $940,816
28 Davis Love III 8 $912,778
29 Greg Owen 10 $889,591
30 Tim Clark 9 $869,618
31 Kevin Na 12 $867,422
32 Geoff Ogilvy 10 $834,902
33 Jonathan Kaye 10 $819,539
34 Billy Andrade 11 $819,245
35 John Daly 10 $753,043
36 Scott McCarron 9 $724,128
37 Mark Calcavecchia 11 $711,271
38 Rod Pampling 9 $685,520
39 Arron Oberholser 10 $638,510
40 Pat Perez 12 $637,530
41 Brian Davis 12 $632,054
42 Ian Poulter 10 $631,412
43 Aaron Baddeley 10 $630,322
44 Bart Bryant 9 $589,041
45 Craig Parry 8 $571,387
46 Shigeki Maruyama 9 $541,951
47 Robert Allenby 11 $541,538
48 Billy Mayfair 12 $537,968
49 Charles Warren 11 $527,698
50 Brett Quigley 11 $521,476
51 Kevin Sutherland 9 $521,116
52 Jerry Kelly 11 $497,524
53 J.L. Lewis 11 $489,464
54 Lucas Glover 8 $489,273
55 Joe Durant 10 $486,273
56 Brandt Jobe 8 $468,753
57 Jeff Maggert 9 $466,980
58 Mark Hensby 9 $464,557
59 Loren Roberts 8 $460,406
60 Sergio Garcia 7 $450,980
61 Stephen Ames 11 $447,967
62 Steve Elkington 7 $447,764
63 Rich Beem 11 $439,728
64 Arjun Atwal 4 $430,060
65 Andrew Magee 11 $423,311
66 K.J. Choi 9 $413,670
67 Dudley Hart 11 $403,897
68 Joey Snyder III 11 $398,977
69 Patrick Sheehan 12 $398,388
70 Steve Flesch 11 $392,771
71 Thomas Levet 9 $364,033
72 Jeff Sluman 10 $360,765
73 John Senden 11 $355,991
74 Bernhard Langer 10 $353,900
75 Fred Couples 9 $352,017
76 Kirk Triplett 8 $349,000
77 Todd Hamilton 12 $338,646
78 Bob Tway 9 $334,201
79 Bob Estes 9 $333,226
80 Jay Haas 9 $318,037
81 Tommy Armour III 11 $316,067
82 Brian Bateman 11 $307,286
83 Corey Pavin 10 $293,727
84 Michael Allen 10 $290,829
85 Bo Van Pelt 13 $286,457
86 Robert Gamez 9 $274,507
87 Brad Faxon 11 $273,715
88 Daniel Chopra 12 $260,841
89 Joey Sindelar 10 $260,264
90 Paul Goydos 5 $253,217
91 Alex Cejka 11 $248,727
92 Doug Barron 7 $247,960
93 Tom Pernice, Jr. 12 $247,377
94 Vaughn Taylor 12 $246,890
95 Ryan Palmer 13 $246,105
96 Kent Jones 10 $244,470
97 Ryuji Imada 10 $243,576
98 Craig Stadler 5 $243,390
99 Todd Fischer 13 $243,363
100 Jonathan Byrd 11 $242,817



1 Lindsay Davenport USA $1,060,889
2 Serena Williams USA $951,604
3 Maria Sharapova RUS $780,477
4 Kim Clijsters BEL $751,100
5 Alicia Molik AUS $551,925
6 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS $461,293
7 Amelie Mauresmo FRA $392,461
8 Elena Dementieva RUS $368,687
9 Nathalie Dechy FRA $301,189
10 Patty Schnyder SUI $298,865
11 Justine Henin-hardenne BEL $247,000
12 Venus Williams USA $243,747
13 Nadia Petrova RUS $211,447
14 Anastasia Myskina RUS $210,087
15 Samantha Stosur AUS $202,807
16 Shinobu Asagoe JPN $189,722
17 Conchita Martinez ESP $186,379
18 Elena Likhovtseva RUS $180,814
19 Dinara Safina RUS $180,722
20 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP $171,856
21 Daniela Hantuchova SVK $171,384
22 Tatiana Golovin FRA $169,702
23 Jelena Jankovic SCG $167,279
24 Silvia Farina Elia ITA $154,021
25 Vera Zvonareva RUS $138,167
26 Ana Ivanovic SCG $125,179
27 Iveta Benesova CZE $123,687
28 Lisa Raymond USA $120,679
29 Magdalena Maleeva BUL $115,709
30 Maria Kirilenko RUS $114,283
31 Katarina Srebotnik SLO $111,635
32 Paola Suarez ARG $110,985
33 Francesca Schiavone ITA $109,573
34 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP $109,333
35 Marion Bartoli FRA $108,512
36 Flavia Pennetta ITA $108,105
37 Ai Sugiyama JPN $106,795
38 Karolina Sprem CRO $101,352
39 Corina Morariu USA $100,214
40 Anna-lena Groenefeld GER $99,877
41 Evgenia Linetskaya RUS $97,902
42 Nicole Vaidisova CZE $97,154
43 Mary Pierce FRA $88,575
44 Meghann Shaughnessy USA $86,570
45 Gisela Dulko ARG $84,419
46 Nicole Pratt AUS $84,383
47 Maria Vento-kabchi VEN $83,080
48 Sania Mirza IND $82,669
49 Fabiola Zuluaga COL $82,379
50 Shuai Peng CHN $81,829
51 Kveta Peschke CZE $81,002
52 Vera Douchevina RUS $77,227
53 Jelena Kostanic CRO $76,243
54 Tathiana Garbin ITA $70,412
55 Jill Craybas USA $69,605
56 Alina Jidkova RUS $69,181
57 Michaela Pastikova CZE $68,487
58 Liezel Huber RSA $68,474
59 Virginie Razzano FRA $67,145
60 Eleni Daniilidou GRE $66,363
61 Jie Zheng CHN $64,474
62 Amy Frazier USA $64,234
63 Denisa Chladkova CZE $64,074
64 Rennae Stubbs AUS $63,328
65 Klara Koukalova CZE $63,134
66 Stephanie Cohen-aloro FRA $60,611
67 Laura Granville USA $60,232
68 Cara Black ZIM $59,724
69 Tatiana Perebiynis UKR $59,619
70 Na Li CHN $59,334
71 Dally Randriantefy MAD $59,249
72 Abigail Spears USA $58,878
73 Akiko Morigami JPN $58,820
74 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP $58,078
75 Catalina Castano COL $55,053
76 Anna Smashnova ISR $54,504
77 Mashona Washington USA $53,962
78 Emilie Loit FRA $52,669
79 Elena Bovina RUS $52,100
80 Mariana Diaz-oliva ARG $51,114
81 Roberta Vinci ITA $50,625
82 Bryanne Stewart AUS $50,043
83 Mara Santangelo ITA $49,888
84 Janette Husarova SVK $49,765
85 Maria Elena Camerin ITA $49,244
86 Selima Sfar TUN $47,836
87 Tatiana Panova RUS $46,969
88 Gabriela Navratilova CZE $46,863
89 Alyona Bondarenko UKR $46,713
90 Lindsay Lee-waters USA $44,317
91 Marta Domachowska POL $44,119
92 Arantxa PARRA SANTONJA ESP $44,094
93 Barbora Strycova CZE $43,831
94 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP $43,329
95 Marta Marrero ESP $43,085
96 Anna Chakvetadze RUS $42,884
97 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI $42,652
98 Martina Navratilova USA $42,628
99 Silvija Talaja CRO $41,887
100 Claudine Schaul LUX $41,782

kabuki
Apr 26th, 2005, 02:54 PM
As a matter of fact, female golfers make more than female tennis players.

1 Annika Sorenstam 18 $$2,544,707
2 Grace Park 24 $$1,525,471
3 Lorena Ochoa 27 $$1,450,824
4 Meg Mallon 21 $$1,358,623
5 Cristie Kerr 24 $$1,189,990
6 Karen Stupples 25 $$968,852
7 Mi Hyun Kim 28 $$931,693
8 Hee-Won Han 28 $$840,605
9 Karrie Webb 22 $$748,316
10 Jennifer Rosales 21 $$693,625
11 Se Ri Pak 19 $$682,669
12 Jeong Jang 29 $$680,080
13 Juli Inkster 21 $$654,967
14 Catriona Matthew 28 $$650,444
15 Christina Kim 31 $$636,490
16 Shi Hyun Ahn 25 $$628,804
17 Candie Kung 29 $$600,713
18 Wendy Doolan 17 $$597,481
19 Rachel Teske 25 $$570,042
20 Carin Koch 26 $$568,404
21 Lorie Kane 26 $$530,078
22 Pat Hurst 23 $$491,227
23 Kim Saiki 27 $$490,747
24 Michele Redman 22 $$473,886
25 Rosie Jones 20 $$473,616
26 Laura Diaz 27 $$465,700
27 Gloria Park 30 $$464,543
28 Aree Song 25 $$426,327
29 Becky Morgan 24 $$422,696
30 Beth Daniel 20 $$419,610
31 Stacy Prammanasudh 25 $$381,333
32 Wendy Ward 25 $$378,915
33 Sherri Steinhauer 27 $$376,795
34 Jung Yeon Lee 23 $$360,672
35 Moira Dunn 25 $$355,024
36 Laura Davies 23 $$351,961
37 Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 18 $$319,070
38 Kelly Robbins 23 $$314,869
39 Angela Stanford 24 $$297,790
40 Heather Bowie 26 $$280,572
41 Seol-An Jeon 23 $$280,166
42 Natalie Gulbis 27 $$277,093
43 Liselotte Neumann 21 $$275,352
44 Young Kim 21 $$264,072
45 Soo-Yun Kang 23 $$260,608
46 Brandie Burton 20 $$256,189
47 Giulia Sergas 19 $$244,420
48 Heather Daly-Donofrio 23 $$243,730
49 Dorothy Delasin 25 $$241,826
50 Jill McGill 25 $$238,181
51 Tina Barrett 23 $$220,728
52 Michelle Estill 19 $$217,933
53 Kate Golden 25 $$215,463
54 Jamie Hullett 25 $$212,667
55 Ashli Bunch 24 $$212,659
56 Janice Moodie 24 $$208,939
57 Dawn Coe-Jones 20 $$195,151
58 Suzann Pettersen 16 $$193,845
59 Young-A Yang 27 $$191,124
60 Kelli Kuehne 23 $$188,312
61 Michelle Ellis 17 $$182,703
62 Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 24 $$179,199
63 Siew-Ai Lim 24 $$177,377
64 Helen Alfredsson 21 $$168,402
65 Sophie Gustafson 21 $$167,843
66 Reilley Rankin 24 $$162,987
67 Tammie Green 14 $$161,298
68 Candy Hannemann 23 $$160,568
69 Katherine Hull 18 $$156,760
70 Donna Andrews 14 $$152,321
71 Jean Bartholomew 24 $$146,555
72 Kristi Albers 20 $$144,429
73 Paula Marti 16 $$143,483
74 Jackie Gallagher-Smith 25 $$140,698
75 Emilee Klein 25 $$140,320
76 Nancy Scranton 20 $$140,299
77 Leta Lindley 9 $$136,144
78 Nadina Taylor 20 $$132,588
79 Betsy King 22 $$126,966
80 Silvia Cavalleri 20 $$123,721
81 Isabelle Beisiegel 24 $$120,586
82 Catherine Cartwright 22 $$120,171
83 Marcy Hart 17 $$119,814
84 Deb Richard 23 $$119,239
85 Yu Ping Lin 24 $$111,844
86 A.J. Eathorne 22 $$111,698
87 Johanna Head 20 $$108,964
88 Soo Young Moon 23 $$105,545
89 Mhairi McKay 20 $$104,781
90 Stephanie Louden 23 $$102,457
91 Riko Higashio 22 $$98,369
92 Kris Tschetter 23 $$92,736
93 Joanne Morley 21 $$91,539
94 Marilyn Lovander 22 $$88,799
95 Hilary Lunke 22 $$86,260
96 Anna Acker-Macosko 22 $$83,930
97 Jenna Daniels 23 $$82,874
98 Kim Williams 22 $$82,127
99 Denise Killeen 22 $$78,635

darrinbaker00
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Using today's conversion rates, the men's singles champion will win US$1,199,961, and Venus Williams will win $1,142,820. The US Open has always been the richest major, so look for an announcement by the USTA before the first point is played at Wimbledon.

ezekiel
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:44 PM
Oh well, at least it is still nothing but pocket change for nba players. Just look what they are making in guaranteed money every year plus bonuses for winning .

http://www.dfw.net/~patricia/misc/salaries05.txt

Players earning $7 million or more
1. Shaquille O'Neal (Mia) ..... $27,696,430
2. Allan Houston (NY) ......... $17,531,250
2. Chris Webber (Sac) ......... $17,531,250
4. Kevin Garnett (Min) ........ $16,000,000
5. Dikembe Mutombo (NJ) ....... $14,989,285 [released]
6. Jason Kidd (NJ) ............ $14,796,000
6. Jermaine O'Neal (Ind) ...... $14,796,000
8. Shareef Abdur-Rahim (Por) .. $14,625,000
8. Ray Allen (Sea) ............ $14,625,000
8. Anfernee Hardaway (NY) ..... $14,625,000
8. Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cle) ... $14,625,000
8. Allen Iverson (Phi) ........ $14,625,000
8. Stephon Marbury (NY) ....... $14,625,000
8. Latrell Sprewell (Min) ..... $14,625,000
8. Antoine Walker (Atl) ....... $14,625,000
16. Michael Finley (Dal) ....... $14,609,375
17. Grant Hill (Orl) ........... $14,487,000
17. Tracy McGrady (Hou) ........ $14,487,000
17. Jalen Rose (Tor) ........... $14,487,000
17. Keith Van Horn (Mil) ....... $14,487,000
21. Tim Duncan (SA) ............ $14,260,641
22. Kobe Bryant (LAL) .......... $14,175,000
23. Eddie Jones (Mia) .......... $13,455,000
24. Brian Grant (LAL) .......... $13,233,434
25. Antonio Davis (Chi) ........ $12,925,000
26. Tim Thomas (NY) ............ $12,900,000
27. Vince Carter (NJ) .......... $12,584,688
27. Antawn Jamison (Was) ....... $12,584,688
27. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) ........ $12,584,688
27. Paul Pierce (Bos) .......... $12,584,688
31. Damon Stoudamire (Por) ..... $12,500,000
32. Baron Davis (NO) ........... $12,330,000
32. Steve Francis (Orl) ........ $12,330,000
32. Shawn Marion (Pho) ......... $12,330,000
35. Glenn Robinson (Phi) ....... $12,071,250
36. Elton Brand (LAC) .......... $12,056,000
37. Nick Van Exel (Por) ........ $11,933,252
38. Carlos Boozer (Uta) ........ $10,967,500
39. Theo Ratliff (Por) ......... $10,937,500
40. Lamar Odom (LAL) ........... $10,548,596
41. Mike Bibby (Sac) ........... $10,500,000
42. Dale Davis (GS) ............ $10,068,750
43. Rasheed Wallace (Det) ...... $9,720,000
44. Raef LaFrentz (Bos) ........ $9,714,538
45. Kerry Kittles (LAC) ........ $9,566,667
46. Kenyon Martin (Den) ........ $9,454,546
47. Gilbert Arenas (Was) ....... $9,389,600
48. Jamal Mashburn (NO) ........ $9,300,000
49. Wally Szczerbiak (Min) ..... $9,000,000
50. Steve Nash (Pho) ........... $8,750,000
51. Jamaal Magloire (NO) ....... $8,533,333
52. Marcus Camby (Den) ......... $8,500,000
53. Maurice Taylor (Hou) ....... $8,450,000
54. Derek Anderson (Por) ....... $8,443,500
55. Alan Henderson (Dal) ....... $8,273,125
56. Austin Croshere (Ind) ...... $8,260,000
57. P.J. Brown (NO) ............ $8,000,000
58. Kelvin Cato (Orl) .......... $7,992,000
59. Brad Miller (Sac) .......... $7,875,000
60. Richard Hamilton (Det) ..... $7,812,500
61. Rashard Lewis (Sea) ........ $7,792,208
62. Erick Dampier (Dal) ........ $7,700,000
62. Bonzi Wells (Mem) .......... $7,700,000
64. Doug Christie (Sac) ........ $7,550,000
65. Mehmet Okur (Uta) .......... $7,500,000
65. Jason Terry (Dal) .......... $7,500,000
67. Andre Miller (Den) ......... $7,366,667
68. Shandon Anderson (NY) ...... $7,300,000 [released 11/10]
69. Lorenzen Wright (Mem) ...... $7,150,000
70. Corey Maggette (LAC) ....... $7,000,000
70. Ben Wallace (Det) .......... $7,000,000

tennisIlove09
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Wimbledon Increases Prize Money; Men Still Earn More Than Women
http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/FEDERERwinWimFMullane.jpg
Photo By Fred Mullane By Tennis Week
04/26/2005

Cash and grass are growing at Wimbledon. Players will receive a 3.9 percent raise this year with Wimbledon prize money approaching a record $20 million, but the All England Club will continue its policy of paying men more than women.
The grass-court Grand Slam will provide $19.6 million in prize money, at present exchange rates, making it the most lucrative tennis tournament in the world at the moment. Men continue to benefit from the grass-court Grand Slam's prize money inequity, however the gap between the men's and women's champion's check has decreased slightly.

The men's champion will collect $1.19 million while the women's winner will receive $1.14 million. The $50,000 disparity is less than last year when men's Wimbledon winner Roger Federer cashed a champion's check for $1,102, 096, while women's winner Maria Sharapova earned $1.024,374 — a difference of $77,722. Total prize money for men is about $5.27 more than women with $9.57 million allocated to the men and $4.30 million for the women.

The U.S. Open and Australian Open pay men and women equally. Wimbledon and Roland Garros pay men more than women.

In what has become an annual All England Club tradition, AELTC chairman Tim Phillips defended the disparity in prize money, stating the Club's payment policy is "fair" to both men and women.

"The points made in the past still pertain," Phillips said. "The prize money for the WTA Tour is still substantially less than the ATP Tour. In our judgment, this is a fair decision to make."

All England Club officials have justified their pay policy pointing to the fact that men play longer matches than women and that their annual surveys show more spectators who attend Wimbledon are interested in the men's game than the women's.

When pressed on the pay disparity in the past, Phillips has said the U.S. Open and Australian Open are "out of line" for providing equal pay to men and women.

"I think the U.S. and Australian Opens are out of line, not us," Phillips said in a past interview. "There are not many other tournaments that pay equal prize money, in fact not many other sporting events pay equally. We think we are being fair. I don't see it changing in the foreseeable future."

Wimbledon is scheduled for June 20th-July 3rd.

The U.S. Open has a tradition of paying the most prize money of any Grand Slam and as the final major of the year owns the advantage of exceeding the prize money of previous majors. The USTA has not yet announced prize money for the 2005 U.S. Open, but it is expected to exceed Wimbledon.

"The USTA may well trump our figure later in the year, but in June it will be the highest amount ever for a tennis tournament," Phillips said.

Pureracket
Apr 27th, 2005, 02:09 AM
This is the main reason Wimbledon(=) never wins out for me in the "greatest ever" debate. If the women are second class citizens, then there's no reason to really consider it the greatest tournament.

10nisfanofruz
Apr 27th, 2005, 03:33 AM
"I think the U.S. and Australian Opens are out of line, not us,"

WHAT? :mad:
I don't see it like that. You just made an excuse. :o
U.S. and AUS Opens are being fair but you're not. :fiery:

Pamela Shriver
Apr 27th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Yikes. When I first played at Wimbledon I only won $10. Which I had to then use up for the subway back to my hotel. Kids these days don't know they're born...

WIMBLY2004
Apr 27th, 2005, 06:09 AM
As a matter of fact, female golfers make more than female tennis players.


If we look at the prize money in 2004, female tennis players made more than female golfers.

TENNIS

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA 2,506,263
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA 2,251,798
3 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY 2,220,005
4 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 2,115,847
5 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 2,060,590
6 MAURESMO, AMELIE 1,964,070
7 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 1,825,688
8 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE 1,570,656
9 WILLIAMS, VENUS 1,474,128
10 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER 1,290,061
11 SUAREZ, PAOLA 1,271,189
12 ZVONAREVA, VERA 988,017
13 PETROVA, NADIA 965,969
14 RUANO PASCUAL,VIRGINIA 867,504
15 CLIJSTERS, KIM 787,366
16 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA 780,841
17 SUGIYAMA, AI 736,354
18 MOLIK, ALICIA 651,235
19 BLACK, CARA 638,908
20 SCHNYDER, PATTY 632,194
21 SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN 586,921
22 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA 527,063
23 BOVINA, ELENA 508,449
24 RAYMOND, LISA 492,890
25 ZULUAGA, FABIOLA 484,467
26 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA 459,580
27 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA 459,128
28 DECHY, NATHALIE 457,208
29 FARINA ELIA, 446,251
30 STUBBS, RENNAE 418,204

TOTAL 32,438,844

GOLF

1 Annika Sorenstam 2,329,707
2 Grace Park 1,510,221
3 Lorena Ochoa 1,437,574
4 Meg Mallon 1,325,623
5 Cristie Kerr 1,074,990
6 Karen Stupples 952,102
7 Mi-Hyun Kim 931,693
8 Hee-Won Han 828,355
9 Se Ri Pak 682,669
10 Karrie Webb 676,816
11 Jeong Jang 654,830
12 Jennifer Rosales 643,625
13 Catriona Matthew 641,111
14 Juli Inkster 629,717
15 Christina Kim 625,523
16 Shi Hyun Ahn 619,471
17 Wendy Doolan 597,481
18 Candie Kung 587,463
19 Rachel Hetherington 537,042
20 Lorie Kane 509,828
21 Carin Koch 496,904
22 Kim Saiki 479,780
23 Pat Hurst 479,727
24 Michele Redman 464,553
25 Rosie Jones 459,366
26 Gloria Park 455,843
27 Laura Diaz 422,700
28 Aree Song 416,177
29 Beth Daniel 408,643
30 Becky Morgan 402,446

TOTAL 22,281,980

TF Chipmunk
Apr 27th, 2005, 06:10 AM
Yikes. When I first played at Wimbledon I only won $10. Which I had to then use up for the subway back to my hotel. Kids these days don't know they're born...

:haha:

Philbo
Apr 27th, 2005, 06:10 AM
Female tennis players are by far the richest female athletes. The top ten tennis players probably average more than the top ten golfers on the men's side as well, just because golf has so much parity that even the top players don't get the high payouts week after week, while tennis players do. But the women get paid way more in tennis.

Are you gonna retract this obviously incorrect statement?

WIMBLY2004
Apr 27th, 2005, 07:20 AM
Are you gonna retract this obviously incorrect statement?

Except for the comments on the man's side, his/her statement is fair enough.

Philbo
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:09 AM
If we look at the prize money in 2004, female tennis players made more than female golfers.

TENNIS

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA 2,506,263
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA 2,251,798
3 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY 2,220,005
4 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 2,115,847
5 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 2,060,590
6 MAURESMO, AMELIE 1,964,070
7 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 1,825,688
8 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE 1,570,656
9 WILLIAMS, VENUS 1,474,128
10 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER 1,290,061
11 SUAREZ, PAOLA 1,271,189
12 ZVONAREVA, VERA 988,017
13 PETROVA, NADIA 965,969
14 RUANO PASCUAL,VIRGINIA 867,504
15 CLIJSTERS, KIM 787,366
16 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA 780,841
17 SUGIYAMA, AI 736,354
18 MOLIK, ALICIA 651,235
19 BLACK, CARA 638,908
20 SCHNYDER, PATTY 632,194
21 SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN 586,921
22 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA 527,063
23 BOVINA, ELENA 508,449
24 RAYMOND, LISA 492,890
25 ZULUAGA, FABIOLA 484,467
26 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA 459,580
27 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA 459,128
28 DECHY, NATHALIE 457,208
29 FARINA ELIA, 446,251
30 STUBBS, RENNAE 418,204

TOTAL 32,438,844

GOLF

1 Annika Sorenstam 2,329,707
2 Grace Park 1,510,221
3 Lorena Ochoa 1,437,574
4 Meg Mallon 1,325,623
5 Cristie Kerr 1,074,990
6 Karen Stupples 952,102
7 Mi-Hyun Kim 931,693
8 Hee-Won Han 828,355
9 Se Ri Pak 682,669
10 Karrie Webb 676,816
11 Jeong Jang 654,830
12 Jennifer Rosales 643,625
13 Catriona Matthew 641,111
14 Juli Inkster 629,717
15 Christina Kim 625,523
16 Shi Hyun Ahn 619,471
17 Wendy Doolan 597,481
18 Candie Kung 587,463
19 Rachel Hetherington 537,042
20 Lorie Kane 509,828
21 Carin Koch 496,904
22 Kim Saiki 479,780
23 Pat Hurst 479,727
24 Michele Redman 464,553
25 Rosie Jones 459,366
26 Gloria Park 455,843
27 Laura Diaz 422,700
28 Aree Song 416,177
29 Beth Daniel 408,643
30 Becky Morgan 402,446

TOTAL 22,281,980

Which stats are correct for female tennis players? These ones, or the ones Kabuki posted?? Big differences between the two..

Smackie
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:22 AM
In today's Daily Mail (I was waiting for my curry!), they said because of Maria Sharapova the gap between men's top prize and women's has narrowed......

*ROLL EYES* <--- it has to be in words

Yet there are more people who recognise Serena but can't even remember Maria's name - let me guess, the author is a man. Pathetic.

WIMBLY2004
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Which stats are correct for female tennis players? These ones, or the ones Kabuki posted?? Big differences between the two..

The numbers posted by Kabuki are 2005 YTD numbers while I posted the 2004 full year numbers.

I don't know why there are such significant differences, my guess is because slams are the major contribution of prize money, and 3 of 4 haven't been played yet, I am not sure about the golf schedule though.

FrauleinSteffi
Apr 28th, 2005, 07:30 AM
Women deserve equal prize money at all Slams but sounds like gap is smaller but it needs to be equal there & in Paris..Im glad the US open & Aussie Open are fair about it!:)

vutt
Apr 28th, 2005, 08:36 AM
Women deserve equal prize money at all Slams but sounds like gap is smaller but it needs to be equal there & in Paris..Im glad the US open & Aussie Open are fair about it!:)

I'm afaraid men are better athletes, play more (5 sets) and overall quality (power, movement speed...) of the tennis is higher to. Thats's why they deserve little bit more money. I mean 5% gap isn't worth to start fights IMHO.

FrauleinSteffi
Apr 29th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Well now at ALL 4 Grand Slams they have equal pay ...Wimbledon was the last to correct that mistake...it shows the male shovanist ideals that some English people have :(

Craig.
Apr 29th, 2008, 01:44 AM
God. Stop bringing up these old ass threads.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 29th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Well now at ALL 4 Grand Slams they have equal pay ...Wimbledon was the last to correct that mistake...it shows the male shovanist ideals that some English people have :(

shows how much you know.

Wimbledon announced equal prize money before the French Open.

mal
Apr 29th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by WIMBLY2004
If we look at the prize money in 2004, female tennis players made more than female golfers.

TENNIS

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA 2,506,263
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA 2,251,798
3 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY 2,220,005

Surely it isn't a matter of 5%, 50% or 100% even? It is a matter of principle. Women are equal to men, therefore the prize money should be equal.
Some go into it for the love of the game, some to win.
Sharapova has earned every cent, and given plenty back to the sport, surely enough to justify her winnings. 2.5 million isn't even that much, the price of a large yacht, or major artwork or decent house, even if it take years to earn on the average wage. She is entitled to her money, just as the bank owes me mine, and owes nothing to the volunteers who do a lot of the necessary work. It isn't her job to solve their problems it is the administrators of the sport and the accountants, as she is busy doing the things she has to do. I would hate to be on Letterman for instance. She has to do it. If she hates it it doesn't show, and all credit to her for that.
I wouldn't ask her for a cent, unless I had something she wanted to buy, because people like me have been living on pride alone for so long, it is all we need, not material possessions and certainly not the esteem we can earn from being associated with her, and people like her, which the corporates of this world seem prepared to huge amounts for. They need her goodwill much more than she needs them.
Try having a tennis season without women's tennis and you will see what I mean. She (and the other players) won't be young forever, and has to earn a lot while she has the chance, and the ability to do so.