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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Top XWTA Players That Have Showed Up At An Event In Order To Avoid 0 On Ranking, Preserve Full Amount of Bonus Pool Money, Collect Apperance Fees

Vika Azarenka
Karolina Wozniacki
Agnieszka Roma Radwanska
Marion Bartoli
Jelena Jankovic
Maria Kirilenko
Angelique Kerber

Top XWTA Players That Would Rather Just Withdraw From An Event Even Means Getting 0, Losing Bonus Pool Money

Serena Williams
Na Li
Petra Kvitova
Maria Sharapova
Ana Ivanovic
Venus Williams

It seems with the exception of Petra, the players that don't care seem to be the ones with the biggest endorsement contracts for who money is not an issue

Meanwhile 3 of the brightest shining lights of the generation that is set to dominate the XWTA for the next 5 years (Vika, Karo, Aga) seem to be driven by ranking points, money

I hope that in the future there will be more players that play tennis purely for the love of the game
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

EDIT: added Maria Kirilenko
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

Money drives them all, some of them just have a whole lot more of it.

I also think that Maria and Serena aren't losing any sleep over 0 pointers. Maybe it's a pride thing.
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

you can't blame them!
I prefer play a match and retire than having a zero in both rankings and money!lol
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

Do you have a 0 pointer if you have a real reason to withdraw at the last minute ??
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

Am I detecting 'shade' with the laughing smiley next to Maria's name?
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

When did Aga play one match and retire? KL?
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

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When did Aga play one match and retire? KL?
She played 2 matches.

Besides she worked her ass off just to get her country into the WGII playoffs, which does not give away any money

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Am I detecting 'shade' with the laughing smiley next to Maria's name?
I think it was a reference to the Rome incident last year

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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

Maria rarely plays more than 16 events per year so in her case the "0" makes no difference From Top 50 players only Serena and Kanepi (who was injured) have played less events in 2012.
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

This is what happens when you put so many rules in place....people figure out a way to play to the letter of the law instead of the spirit of the law.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #11
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

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Money drives them all, some of them just have a whole lot more of it.

I also think that Maria and Serena aren't losing any sleep over 0 pointers. Maybe it's a pride thing.
For instance Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have their own clothes lines and other business things outside the tennis world. We all know that many athletes make lots of extra money with good advertising deals with companies like Nike, Adidas, Wilson and other brands that has nothing to do with tennis or other sports. It seems that e.g. Agnieszka Radwanska is often criticised here for playing too many tournaments ("vulturing"), but isn´t it more honest way to make money by playing tennis when she is a professional tennis player after all.

Top 10 players are obliged to play in certain tennis tournaments during the long season from January to October. If the player wants to avoid serious injuries and exhaustion, it might be wise to withdraw from some smaller tournaments. When e.g. Victoria Azarenka wants to avoid zero-pointers, she is just playing by the WTA rules. On the other hand e.g. Serena Williams often plays by her own rules like in the case of Indian Wells and probably in the case of Beijing in 2012. Serena has a history of keeping her post-U.S. Open schedule notoriously light. I don´t blame her strategy if she wants to stay fit and healthy in careerwise.
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Meanwhile 3 of the brightest shining lights of the generation that is set to dominate the XWTA for the next 5 years (Vika, Karo, Aga)
RIP WTA if that's the case.
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Re: Top XWTA Players That Would Show Up At An Event To Avoid 0, Keep Bonus $$$

To be fair to Caro she never just "showed up": win or lose she always plays a complete match. The only retirement i remember in recent years is the one against Kremer after being up at set and 5-0?
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you can't blame them!
I prefer play a match and retire than having a zero in both rankings and money!lol
yes but Na, Serena and Maria prefer to not show up and have the zero in rankings and money

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Do you have a 0 pointer if you have a real reason to withdraw at the last minute ??
yes, you must show up on the court and play at least one point to avoid the 0 pointer

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Maria rarely plays more than 16 events per year so in her case the "0" makes no difference From Top 50 players only Serena and Kanepi (who was injured) have played less events in 2012.
yes it makes a difference ... for example she plays 15 events and has 2 0s then she can only count her best 14 ... it could make a difference in whether she is #1 or #2

remember last year Aga Roma Radwanska would have been SEWTA #1 is Azarenka had not showed up in Rome and played a match

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RIP WTA if that's the case.
we are already resigned to that
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yes, you must show up on the court and play at least one point to avoid the 0 pointer
you can whore yourself in promo events and not play to avoid it
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