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treufreund
May 3rd, 2002, 06:50 AM
Here are the top 12 prize money leaders for 2002 as of April 29



1) MARTINA HINGIS $894, 590

2) JENNIFER CAPRIATI $817,481

3) THOMAS JOHANSSON $700,220

4) LLEYTON HEWITT $630, 865

5) ANDRE AGASSI $563,925

6) TIM HENMAN $529, 375

7) SERENA WILLIAMS $528,500

8) ROGER FEDERER $515,545

9) DANIELA HANTUCHOVA $514, 834

10) MONICA SELES $508,645

11) VENUS WILLIAMS $501, 673

12) JUAN CARLOS FERRERO $474, 310



NICE TO SEE THE TOP TWO ARE WOMEN!!!!!!!! CONSISTENCY and EXCELLENT DOUBLES PLAY HAVE PAID OFF FOR SOME OF THE LADIES!!!:D

smygelfh
May 3rd, 2002, 07:35 AM
I wouldn't call it fair if the women have to win twice as much as the men to be in the top.

fresh2flash
May 3rd, 2002, 10:30 AM
In Grand Slams men play best-of-five matches, women - best-of three. Extra money for extra work.

gentenaire
May 3rd, 2002, 11:00 AM
Flash2flash, in a lot of tournaments, men play best of three, yet they still get more money! That's not fair.

Also, the women's game is as popular as the mens', so the money they make from sponsorship, etc should be equally devided.

If two persons both sell 40 units of I know not what for a certain company, but one person needs three days to do it, the other needs 5. Do you also think the the first person to get 30 times the profit and the last 50? Even though they both sold 40 units? It doesn't matter how hard you have to work for it, it's the money that is made that matters.

TheBoiledEgg
May 3rd, 2002, 11:04 AM
don't blame the men, blame the sponsors of the womens events who don't pay enough

fresh2flash
May 3rd, 2002, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Tine
Flash2flash, in a lot of tournaments, men play best of three, yet they still get more money! That's not fair.


Tine, I know how many sets do men play in lesser events.

treufreund
May 3rd, 2002, 01:47 PM
ACTUALLY my point was that DESPITE THE UNFAIRNESS the ladies are in front!!!!!! They play more consistently and play some good doubles and in Daniela's case even mixed doubles!

Jem
May 3rd, 2002, 02:05 PM
Actually, I don't even blame the sponsors. I blame the WTA and the players themselves; you get what the marketplace is willing to pay and what you're willing to put into it.

Frankly, if I were the women, I might consider boycotting Wimbledon this year for not only their disgraceful treatment but also their arrogance. I generally don't favor boycotts, but the arrogance of the tournament and their obvious disdain toward women stirs my sentiments against the tournament. I've watched Wimbledon faithfully for almost 30 years, and I'm considering boycotting it this year because of their attitude and hard-line stance against women.

Williams Rulez
May 3rd, 2002, 03:02 PM
This shows the lack of depth on the women's tour... :o ;)

I think it is more the fault of the WTA than anyone else... lousy marketing... :fiery:

smygelfh
May 3rd, 2002, 03:21 PM
Men and women are equally entertaining. So to achieve the same thing, women have to do approximately 60% of the work men do. So, men should be paid less, since they are a lot worse at their profession than the women.

angele87
May 3rd, 2002, 08:16 PM
I don't really think the prize money should be decided on how hard each person has to work because tennis is basically entertainment right so I say whoever sells should be paid more !

Williams Rulez
May 4th, 2002, 10:26 AM
lol, that isn't going to work... or everyone would just be like Anna... :o