Oct 17th, 2002, 11:18 PM
Can someone help ! :confused:
I'm not sure if this has been ask before ?
What is difference between tear 1 and 2 ? Is it that there is no tie- break's in G/SLAM'S in the final set they must win by 2 games ! :confused:
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Oct 17th, 2002, 11:28 PM
Prize money; ranking points are the difference in Tier1/Tier2.
Most events, except Grand Slams [except US Open]; have a 3rd set tiebreak. Actually, I can't think of any event that doesn't have a 3rd set breaker, other then Australian Open; Roland Garros; Wimbledon
Oct 17th, 2002, 11:36 PM
its huge actually. here's the difference in ranking points:
$2,000,000 (I) 325 228 146 81 45 28 16 1
$1,325,000 (I) 300 210 135 75 42 25 1
$1,224,000 (I) 275 193 124 69 38 23 1
$650,000 (II) 220 154 99 55 29 15 1
$585,000 (II) 195 137 88 49 25 14 1
you'll also notice that the highest tier II value of prize money is about $650,000 (there are a few higher). and then the tier I, the lowest amount is over a million. that's a huge difference. that's why usually tier Is have really strong qualifying draws which reflects the strength of the main draw. and if you look at a tier V, that has prize money of about $110,000, a lot less than a tier I or II. hope that helps :D
Oct 17th, 2002, 11:46 PM
Also, most/all Top 10 plays Tier I, while only a selection of the Top 10 plays Tier II. The WTA 'promises' a certain # of Top players at Tier I and a lower number at Tier II's to keep the sponsors happy, to sell more tickets, and to make more $.