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:
May 15th, 2009, 02:56 AM
It's good for doubles players but not that surprising,really:p
May 15th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Of course it's fair, they work just as hard for that money.
May 15th, 2009, 03:44 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, 04:09 AM
Madrid total prize money $4.5M
Stuttgart total prize money $600k
May 15th, 2009, 04:56 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, 06:21 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, 07:56 AM
doubles are just so blah lately! bring back hingis/kournikova!