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But in other news... ANDY HAD AN UNTUCKED SHIRT!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

I think this comment sums it all up pretty well.

She put £25,000 in cash "behind the bar". Really? Yep, after all, it's so easy to pop into your local bank and withdraw £25,000 in cash. In £20 notes Miss? Certainly that's 1,250 bank notes, they'll easily fit into your pocket/purse. No, no, don't be sceptical you lot, the DM printed this (uncorroborated) story so it HAS be true, yes? .. .After all their wretched burned out old hacks have never misled you in any way and have always brought you quality newsworthy stories with no hint of bias or taint. .. All the hundreds of drone-like sheep in a frenzy of red arrowing to pull down this hard working, attractive lady whose only crime was to win her trophy doing what she enjoys. But in green eyed Britain that's an unforgivable sin. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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Looked like a best thread to post. Not Heather news but Henri.

He had 240 points to defend before USO. With Hamburg final those are defended. 300 in the bag :) Win and it is 200 more :D

Streak of 1st round losses and he would be about 28th come USO. Give or take. Solid performances. (No clue of who has what to defend ) but I say come USO. He is about 22nd in doubles ranking.

Now all Heather needs to do is up her singles ranking by about 10 in 2 months and they are in :D

Only Toronto R2 points to defend so seems plausible :)

You go girl !!!
 

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Don't think this has been posted yet..Hev talks about her finances

Heather Watson caught in a vicious cycle as British star aims to climb the rankings with the help of new coach

British No 2 Heather Watson knows she is caught in a vicious circle as she aims to make strides in the women's game.

The 24-year-old is currently ranked 76 after a tough second half of the 2016 season, which started with her winning her third WTA Tour title in February and reaching a career-high ranking of 38 .
That now looks a long way off but the appointment of a new coach - John Laffnie-De Jager - will help after Watson played most of the year without a mentor following her split with Diego Veronelli.

But with De Jager's arrival comes added expense for Watson. Looking at her 2016 earnings to date - which amount to just over £380,000 - it is easy to assume that Watson is able to live the high life, but that is far from the case.

She admits to making only a small profit margin when all her outgoings are taken into account and that is where the problem lies for the Guernsey girl.

Watson believes she needs a team of three or four with her all-year round, including a physio and hitter, to enable her to really take her game to the next level and compete with the best regularly.
That would see her earnings significantly increase and make life much more comfortable. For example, world No 25 Timea Babos, who Watson has the potential to be as good as, has earned over $1million so far this year.

But to get such a back-room team together, Watson needs to be earning more money. To be earning more money she needs to be getting more consistent results.
To be getting more consistent results she needs a back-room team.
And so the cycle goes on.

I'd love to have that sort of team with me,' she said. 'I'd feel more confident, more prepared for tournaments, more professional in every way but I need to get to the level where I can afford that.
'Then it's a cycle and I feel like I could keep the ball rolling but I've got to get there first.
'I still have to push hard. The way I was brought up was to be thrifty. But I'm not making big margins. I definitely need to raise my level and ranking.

'At the beginning of the year I was doing well but since then I haven't really done a lot. But I've been playing doubles and that definitely helps.

'People see the prize money but they don't count what's going out like, for example, the coaching, the travel - nothing apart from the hotel when you're in the tournament is paid for.
'It's interesting, though, because we don't really talk about this and everybody, like outside, just assumes all of this but you are your own business, you're employing people, you're paying somebody's yearly salary.'

There are other revenue streams, of course, with sponsorship proving vital. But that is also part of the cycle, with deals often following success on the court.

'Without sponsorship it would definitely be very hard,' Watson added. 'But when you are doing well, you don't need those sponsorships but they'll come along and then when you're not, it's the other way around - that's the way it goes.

'I think I'm also lucky that I'm British and I guess there aren't that many players there so it's good to be a tennis player.'


Read more: Heather Watson caught in a vicious cycle as British star aims to climb the rankings with the help of new coach | Daily Mail Online
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That would see her earnings significantly increase and make life much more comfortable. For example, world No 25 Timea Babos, who Watson has the potential to be as good as, has earned over $1million so far this year.
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Sorry, that part of the article just seems really weird to me. Babos has done well this year, but she's not THAT much better than Heather really...I would also hope Heather would set her sights a little higher than Babos.
 

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Babos has played in 3 more tournaments this year and has had 5 wins in majors where the big money is compared to Heather's one win. Perhaps she is still fretting over losing to Babos in Australia. I would be delighted to see her back in the top 50. She has got some work to do to stay in the top 100 next year.
 

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