View Full Version : Is Serena now The All Time Single Season Prize Money Leader?

Nov 10th, 2002, 03:53 PM
I read that Serena now holds the record for the most prize money earned in a single season. Currently she has won $3,466,000 by reaching the Semi's. The old record was held by Martina Hingis at $3,400,000. :cool:

Nov 10th, 2002, 04:15 PM
Congrats Serena! Another "First" ;)

Nov 10th, 2002, 04:15 PM
well this record will always be broken because each year the money gets higher...

Bright Red
Nov 10th, 2002, 04:42 PM
Serena does it again!

Nov 10th, 2002, 04:43 PM
And she makes at least 5 times that in endorsments a year

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Well, if you account for inflation & the purse differential, Serena is about 15% lower than Hingis's results. Regardless, good number, Serena!

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:15 PM
Keep it up, Serena!

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:20 PM
:rolleyes: its called inflation.

Bright Red
Nov 10th, 2002, 05:27 PM
Inflation didn't start with Serena. Don't forget that it was "inflation" when Hingis did it, too.

So there :eek:

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:30 PM
well it's not even only a case of inflation, it's also the prize money... I'm pretty sure that Navratilova didn't get 700,000$ for a US Open title, etc.

Bright Red
Nov 10th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Bottom line, regardless of whether it's inflation or prize money, all of those figures keep rising in time. So unless you're talking about the very first players to compete back in the 1890's, then the same applies to Hingis, Navratilova, etc. as that which applies to Serena.

Serena currently holds the record in an undisputed fashion. She is the best, and that's all you need to know.

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:40 PM
congrats Serena, although i do agree calculating prize money can be misleading, it still doesnot hinder the fact that Serena wa \s the best player in the world and her dominace on the tour was not seen since Hingis in 1997

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:41 PM
congrats Serena on another milestone. Also, too all the ladies who came before her.;)

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:43 PM
bright red, read my first post, my only point is that this record will keep getting broken because the money gets higher. For example in year 2010, the US Open alone might have a prize money of 2 million dollars for the winner and the no.1 player would end with about 8 million or something...

Nov 10th, 2002, 05:46 PM
You just knew the detractors would come, eh? If it was everyone else's favorite, it'd be the greatest thing for their fans, wouldn't it? Don't be bitter because it's not your favorite.

Just think. Serena she did all of this playing like 12 or 13 tournaments. The others before her played FAR more I'm sure. Imagine how much she'd have if she wasn't injured and played more, including the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Montreal. We might be talking 5 million right now and maybe we will next year.

Bright Red
Nov 10th, 2002, 05:49 PM
I got that selesrule. I agree with you 100%. I just wanted to point out that it's a significant milestone nonetheless, and that it's not any less significant that Serena's done it than was the case for anyone before her.

Nov 11th, 2002, 01:54 AM
I'm not a detractor at all. I guarentee if inflation was factored into the prize money statistics, Serena wouldn't come close to the top. Take Sanchez Vicario, for example. she won 19 singles and doubles tournaments in 1994. surely, if inflation was factored in, she'd be well over Serena.

Sure, its a record, and Sure, Serena's had a great year. But prize money is NOT a way to judge __'s year in 19** to ___'s year in this year. Its like judging the quality of a computer in 1986 to now.

Nov 11th, 2002, 08:13 PM
True one could factor in any number of variables to try and compensate inequities that are often apparent in records. But seldom is it ever done. So lets not do it in this case. If Serena wins tonight, she would be the first Woman to surpass $4,000,000. If she wins $4,040,000. If not she will finish with $3,657,000 which is awesome even with inflation adjustments. ;)

AWESOME YEAR BABY GIRL! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nov 11th, 2002, 09:51 PM
You haven't factored in bonus pool money, though I guess she won't get so much there...but it all counts as prizemoney in WTA records.

Nov 11th, 2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by BrianII
You haven't factored in bonus pool money, though I guess she won't get so much there...but it all counts as prizemoney in WTA records.

Brian how much will Serena get?

Nov 11th, 2002, 10:07 PM
I don't know ..but she wasn't in the same category as Lindsay Martina and Venus last year I think they were in the $400,000 range, plus she will lose some of it for pulling out of the fall tournaments.....so I guess there won't be much left TBE would probably know the exact details.