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Paul.
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:05 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/pdfs/rankings/2006/all_career_prize_money.pdf

very interesting :)

crazyroberto6767
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:09 AM
Although it's cool to see Lindsay potentially getting no. 1, that statistic is so outdated. Maria is set to pass Chrissie next year pretty easily :tape:. It'd be cool to see an adjusted one with prize money increases taken into consideration, if that could be done.

Paul.
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:10 AM
Although it's cool to see Lindsay potentially getting no. 1, that statistic is so outdated. Maria is set to pass Chrissie next year pretty easily :tape:. It'd be cool to see an adjusted one with prize money increases taken into consideration, if that could be done.
i dont get what you mean?

as in, how much players would have earned if the prize money had stayed the same all the time?

crazyroberto6767
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:12 AM
i dont get what you mean?

as in, how much players would have earned if the prize money had stayed the same all the time?
Basically. Since prize money has obviously increased over the years with inflation + more exposure/sponsors for the tour, it's not really fair to the women who played "way back when".

Paul.
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Basically. Since prize money has obviously increased over the years with inflation + more exposure/sponsors for the tour, it's not really fair to the women who played "way back when".
yeah, i guess you're right. but still, its cool to see who's where :dance:

The Daviator
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Linds is just 132k behind :eek: She needs to keep going :lol: I agree it's a bit meaningless since the prize money has increased, but I believe that Steffi not only holds the record for highest earning female tennis player ever, but also highest earning female athlete ever, it would be nice if Lindsay could hold that record :)

danieln1
Oct 24th, 2006, 02:20 AM
Thanks for the information!

fufuqifuqishahah
Oct 24th, 2006, 02:31 AM
:O

Amy Frazier is in the top 50!

GO AMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

brayster87
Oct 24th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Go Lindsay....Have the title of the highest earning female tennis player in history!

Reuchlin
Oct 24th, 2006, 02:39 AM
martina needs to play more doubles to pass steffi...

auntie janie
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:40 PM
:O

Amy Frazier is in the top 50!

GO AMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!


:D :worship::kiss:

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:48 PM
If Serena played more she could easily have it. Although it's kind sad to see that Serena played IMMACULATE tennis in 2002, and scraped away 3mil BARELY. Roger's not even done with '06 and he's over 6 mil. There's still a HUGE discrepancy with prize money that needs to be addressed.

barryproudfoot
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Hingis will break it :p

:lol: @ Schnyder. $5million :eek:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:50 PM
:O

Amy Frazier is in the top 50!

GO AMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!


:woohoo: AMY 'FIGHTIN' FRAZIER!!!!! :bowdown:

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 24th, 2006, 12:51 PM
do you think Kim will break 15 mil?

croat123
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:01 PM
11971 Trickovic, Ines CRO $24

alfajeffster
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Hell, if Martina Navratilova has a banner year next year, she could be back on top of this list- AT 50 YEARS OF AGE!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:06 PM
too bad that won't happen...she's RETIRED :tape: :spit: :haha: let's see how long the retirement lasts.

alfajeffster
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:26 PM
too bad that won't happen...she's RETIRED :tape: :spit: :haha: let's see how long the retirement lasts.

True, but from what I could tell, she never actually said she was retiring from anything but playing the U.S. Open again (which was a pretty crafty way of getting all the retirement questions to cease). Especially after her latest mixed doubles major at Flushing Meadow, I think we'll see her at Wimbledon one more time whether she's retired or not.

MrSerenaWilliams
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:39 PM
I knew she couldn't stay away...she'll be in Oz

thrust
Oct 24th, 2006, 01:44 PM
It is the amount of tournaments won that should REALLY count, as prize money has increased so much over the last few years.

miranda_lou
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Linds is just 132k behind :eek: She needs to keep going :lol: I agree it's a bit meaningless since the prize money has increased, but I believe that Steffi not only holds the record for highest earning female tennis player ever, but also highest earning female athlete ever, it would be nice if Lindsay could hold that record

This is all so meaningless!!! As someone else said, it's the number of tournaments won over the years NOT the amount of money earned that should be the record.

Besides, Lindsay might break the record but Maria or Justine or Amelie (or someone else) will break that record in a few years. The prize money keeps going up and up (but the women will NEVER earn as much as the men).

Paul.
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:09 PM
This is all so meaningless!!! As someone else said, it's the number of tournaments won over the years NOT the amount of money earned that should be the record.

Besides, Lindsay might break the record but Maria or Justine or Amelie (or someone else) will break that record in a few years. The prize money keeps going up and up (but the women will NEVER earn as much as the men).
maybe not on-court ;)

and anyway, dont think this thread is meaningless. doesnt it show that nowadays, you dont have to win nearly as many matches to get a lot of money. if you compare 2 players with similar careers but one played longer ago, it is cool to see how much more money the newer player earned.

i think its interesting :shrug::)

Julian
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:27 PM
yay number 5! :)

LH2HBH
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:30 PM
I think it's an important statistic. It really balances out that fact that players used to dominate. It gives a better picture of who is best in the world TODAY compared to yesteryear.

Helen Lawson
Oct 24th, 2006, 08:41 PM
It's meaningless, I made around $500K a year on contract in my peak 1950s years and landed a 3-picture, $1 million deal after Oscar gold, but you're going to tell me all this new Hollywood trash like Jessica Simpson are better than me because they make more per picture? Right!

auntie janie
Oct 25th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Natasha Zvereva is 19th on the list; not bad for a player who didn't have a coach, and who said once that her dream ranking would be not #1 but #8, because "she didn't want to work too hard." :hearts::kiss::hearts:

pooh14
Oct 25th, 2006, 12:48 PM
This is my first post here :D

anyway yes, i think career prize money statistics are a bit unfair simply because every year prize money increases.

markhingis
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:17 PM
If Martina had also played 2002-2005 ,she would have been breaking the record now.

TonyP
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:33 PM
As long as equal prize money is offered for the joint events, there is nothing anybody can do about the inequality between men and women's prize money. They are two separate tours. Apparently, sponsors backing the men's tour are willing to put up more money than sponsors backing the women's tour. As most people know, the WTA has often found it difficult to even find a major sponsor for their tour and for awhile, it didn't have one.

As for inflation affecting individual prize money records, nothing different in tennis than any other sport or profession of life.

In Formula One auto racing, the first American to win the world championship was Phil HIll, who did it in 1961. Although a successful driver for years, he never earned $100,000 in any single year of his career.

Michael Schumacher, who just retired, earned an estimated $80 million in one year.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:38 PM
yeah its not really a reflection on certain things but still nice to see