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newselflee
Jan 30th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Before AO $28,560,093
AO double + single, about $2.069 million.
close to Agassi's $31,152,975 :bounce:

tennnisfannn
Jan 30th, 2010, 01:54 PM
I thought the doubles was only 450K shared and the win about 1.5m, it does not get her there yet.

newselflee
Jan 30th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Single Winner: Australian Dollars 2.1 million.
1 AD = 0.8857 us dollars.

Kunal
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:02 PM
good on her

is there a thread that talks about the list of highest earners

ED fan forever
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:43 PM
I don't like how how much a player has earnt is like some measure of greatness.
Adjusting for inflation, if Steffi Graf had been playing today, she'd probably have $30,000,000 dollars just for her slam titles alone, not to mind the 80 odd other titles she won.
With the way things are going, top tennis players will routinely be earning > $5,000,000 per year in a few years. What I don't understand is how the tournaments can afford to pay these sums of money when attendance figures are so low?:rolleyes: They must have been making gigantic profits before.

Thanx4nothin
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:46 PM
I don't like how how much a player has earnt is like some measure of greatness. Adjusting for inflation, if Steffi Graf had been playing today, she'd probably have $30,000,000 dollars just for her slam titles alone, not to mind the 80 odd other titles she won.
With the way things are going, top tennis players will routinely be earning > $5,000,000 per year in a few years. What I don't understand is how the tournaments can afford to pay these sums of money when attendance figures are so low?:rolleyes: They must have been making gigantic profits before.

It is NOT an accurate measure of greatness at all.

But with all things considered it's just a highlight to her amazing career, and records are there to be broken, can you think of a better player to break that record than Serena?

Each generation earns more than the last, more or less, we all know that.

Still deserves a wee pat on the back IMHO :lol:

ED fan forever
Jan 30th, 2010, 03:49 PM
It is NOT an accurate measure of greatness at all.

But with all things considered it's just a highlight to her amazing career, and records are there to be broken, can you think of a better player to break that record than Serena?

Each generation earns more than the last, more or less, we all know that.

Still deserves a wee pat on the back IMHO :lol:

Dementieva:sobbing::sobbing:

Tennisstar86
Jan 30th, 2010, 04:45 PM
It is NOT an accurate measure of greatness at all.

But with all things considered it's just a highlight to her amazing career, and records are there to be broken, can you think of a better player to break that record than Serena?

Each generation earns more than the last, more or less, we all know that.

Still deserves a wee pat on the back IMHO :lol:

what record? lol Graf didnt have the record.... Davenport did....... and it was broken 2 years ago... Both Venus and Serena are above her at this point....

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 30th, 2010, 04:52 PM
what record? lol Graf didnt have the record.... Davenport did....... and it was broken 2 years ago... Both Venus and Serena are above her at this point....

And guess who had the record before Davenport?:wavey:

Thanx4nothin
Jan 30th, 2010, 05:08 PM
what record? lol Graf didnt have the record.... Davenport did....... and it was broken 2 years ago... Both Venus and Serena are above her at this point....

I know Davenport did, but she passed Graf, and then Serena has now passed them both ;) which is what I meant :kiss:

friendsita
Jan 30th, 2010, 06:20 PM
great!!

tennnisfannn
Jan 30th, 2010, 06:33 PM
It is NOT an accurate measure of greatness at all.

:lol:
I beg to disagree, considering that the better yu perfom, the higher the earnings, it does reflect on how good a career one has had and of course adjusted for inflation-

Marilyn Monheaux
Jan 30th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I beg to disagree, considering that the better yu perfom, the higher the earnings, it does reflect on how good a career one has had and of course adjusted for inflation-

Not just that. The tournaments pay much more than 20 years ago, even if you consider inflation, today's players get much more money!
Like someone else said, if Steffi would now start winning her 100+ tournamnets, even Federer would look poor next to her!:lol:

mboyle
Jan 30th, 2010, 07:05 PM
. What I don't understand is how the tournaments can afford to pay these sums of money when attendance figures are so low?:rolleyes: They must have been making gigantic profits before.

Attendance last year was at an all time high for most of the big tournaments. We just all have this idea that the stands should be full. Also, I suspect that corporate sponsorships and television deals contribute more money than actual ticket sales.

Thanx4nothin
Jan 30th, 2010, 07:10 PM
;)I beg to disagree, considering that the better yu perfom, the higher the earnings, it does reflect on how good a career one has had and of course adjusted for inflation-

Well that sorta changes everything, now, doesn't it?