View Full Version : Madrid doubles champion gets more money than Stuttgart singles champion!!! :eek:

May 15th, 2009, 01:53 AM
I've just realised that a Madrid doubles champion this week will get more money than the singles champion of Premier Stuttgart, two weeks ago. :eek:

The doubles chapions of Madrid get 196,000 (98,000 each, which means approx. $133,000). The singles champion of Stuttgart (Kuznetsova, who beat world #1 in the final and world #3 in the semifinal) got $107,000.

Fair, surpring? :confused: :wavey:

Lin Lin
May 15th, 2009, 01:56 AM
It's good for doubles players but not that surprising,really:p

May 15th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Of course it's fair, they work just as hard for that money.

May 15th, 2009, 02:44 AM
What is not so fair about it?
It's different events, different Sponsors, different venue, different money making capabilities.......

Sometimes people are so Square!!!

May 15th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Madrid total prize money $4.5M
Stuttgart total prize money $600k


May 15th, 2009, 03:56 AM
These days, most Doubles matches are over in 1h15 max.
In front of 10 people on court 5, including coaches and mothers.

I never understood how the tournaments accept/afford to pay so much money.
I guess without the Doubles's money, a lot of players wouldn't be able to make a living.

May 15th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Interesting... but doubles means NOTHING in the WTA! A player will be remembered by her single success, not doubles

So it´s unfair that a premier champion who beat the number 1 receive less money than a doubles specialist... but at least, Sveta got a Porsche!!!!

May 15th, 2009, 06:56 AM
doubles are just so blah lately! bring back hingis/kournikova!