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jonny84
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:12 PM
The Davis Cup is starting to award ranking points from next year

http://www.itftennis.com/abouttheitf/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=18539

So do you think the WTA stars should be awarded with ranking points for participation in the Fed Cup. I'm in two minds - it would encourage participation but would be very confusing.

vadin124
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
yes they should...players like Schiavone and Wickmayer, who have done very well in fed cup recently, should have something to show for this

goldenlox
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:28 PM
I think they should make public what each player is earning, like prizemoney is public.

Slutati
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:31 PM
No.

sammy01
Apr 10th, 2008, 12:35 PM
i like the idea of having the fed cup with a prizemoney system, it just seems so seedy having it all under the table.

as for ranking points im not sure?

InsideOut.
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Definitely not. If some players are in the Zonal Groups beating scrubs while some are up against Top 10 players in the World Group, then how is it fair to give them points for winning those matches? And if they aren't the same, how is it fair to the players who don't as much opportunity to earn points because their country doesn't have a very good line-up?

kwilliams
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I think they should make public what each player is earning, like prizemoney is public.

I thought that they did it out of patriotism. I'm a bit surprised that they are paid for Fed Cup. I thought they just had their living expenses paid for.

goldenlox
Apr 10th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Davis Cup and Fed Cup pay the players, but they keep the amounts from the public

anon57
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:06 PM
No,

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 10th, 2008, 02:59 PM
without a doubt...will encourage the top players to play. get on it!