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pov
Mar 8th, 2008, 04:48 AM
When I asked about the huge difference in Memphis, a few here made it out to be a dumb question since the tiers were different. Okay, that made sense. However, the Pacific Life Open is a Tier I event for both the WTA and the ATP yet there's still a huge difference:

men - $3.589 million
women - $2.1 million

So what gives?

Langers
Mar 8th, 2008, 04:51 AM
Yawn.

In The Zone
Mar 8th, 2008, 05:15 AM
This is a good question ( unlike Memphis ) :p

I may not have a good argument. But Indian Wells is not a mandatory event. For the men, it is. I could see a larger purse on this alone for the men.

cypher_88
Mar 8th, 2008, 06:04 AM
the only perfectly coherent comparison one can actually make is in Miami. and what do you know? same amount of money: $7.54 million ($3.77 million for men, $3.77 million for women).

one cannot possibly expect a mandatory event to award the same amount of money as a non-mandatory one. from 2009 all this will change though. ;) stop making these stupid threads btw! if your only desire is to reveal the inequalities between the way men and women are paid, try using an acceptable and non-biased reference point.

tennisbear7
Mar 8th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Lol, dumb question followed up by dumb question.

Marcus1979
Mar 8th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Indian Wells is a Mandatory TMS event

drake3781
Mar 8th, 2008, 07:10 AM
None of these are dumb questions.

azza
Mar 8th, 2008, 07:30 AM
Coz Women dont work as hard as the men

a person ranked 100 in the world will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever etc beat a top player.

in the mens 22823 in the wold can beat top 10 on any given day coz men are so fucking great and good at what they do more so then the women :)

Mikey.
Mar 8th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Coz Women dont work as hard as the men

a person ranked 100 in the world will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever etc beat a top player.

in the mens 22823 in the wold can beat top 10 on any given day coz men are so fucking great and good at what they do more so then the women :)

If that were true, it would only be because there are so many more men than women challenging for a professional ranking. So of course the lower ranked mens players would be higher quality players than the lower ranked women players, of a comparative ranking.

hkyen
Mar 8th, 2008, 08:36 AM
That is no problem, different style of the organization

ViennaCalling
Mar 8th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Another Prize-Money-Thread from "No-discrimination-Pov" :weirdo:

I´m expecting every week a new thread with the following title: " [FILL IN TOURNAMENT NAME] - WTA vs. ATP Prize Money "

Dodoboy.
Mar 8th, 2008, 09:06 AM
Justine could take Stepanek :p

If Stepanek was on a bad day!

Matt01
Mar 8th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Justine could take Stepanek :p

If Stepanek was on a bad day!


Serena could, too.

goldenlox
Mar 8th, 2008, 12:01 PM
This is one of the tournaments that will raise prizemoney under the new roadmap.
This year, it's a good payout for the quality of field.
They are missing Justine, Venus, Serena, Anna and Lena D.
That's all 4 slams from 2007 and Anna and Lena won titles this year and last year.

Lucas_Arg
Mar 8th, 2008, 01:32 PM
That's all 4 slams from 2007 and Anna and Lena won titles this year and last year.
I don't think that IW will be a worst tournament just because Elena and Anna won't play there.
Justine and WS are different, they are BIG names.

gmokb
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:21 PM
There is nothing dumb or stupid about the question posed. The poster notice something different and just wanted some feedback. Some of you posters act as if you know it all when you know squat. If you consider it a dumb post, why can't you ignore it?

vadin124
Mar 8th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Coz Women dont work as hard as the men

a person ranked 100 in the world will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever etc beat a top player.

in the mens 22823 in the wold can beat top 10 on any given day coz men are so fucking great and good at what they do more so then the women :)


i'm sorry to have to use my favourites as an example, but 143rd ranked Petra Kvitova defeated 8th ranked Venus Williams in Memphis

least year 169th ranked Yan Zi defeated 4th ranked Ana Ivanovic in Toronto

:confused:

njnetswill
Mar 8th, 2008, 05:24 PM
The women's event does not have the same type of field as the men do.

hwanmig
Mar 9th, 2008, 05:05 AM
Because the women don't even bother showing up here.

Goai
Mar 9th, 2008, 05:14 AM
They should have male rhythmic gymnastics at world and olympic level.