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The rule is you must have played 6 WTA/grand slam, she played just 2


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Oh, sucks for her.

The rule that one tournament must be a Grand Slam is really unfair. It helps all the privileged Australian/French/British/American players that get handed out doubles WC like candy while normal top 150 player has no shot at at the doubles MD.
 

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Oh, sucks for her.

The rule that one tournament must be a Grand Slam is really unfair. It helps all the privileged Australian/French/British/American players that get handed out doubles WC like candy while normal top 150 player has no shot at at the doubles MD.
It doesn’t make sense unless of course the ITF has also a plan ?


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To add to @OpenCourt's report, WTA Player Council's Krunic, in interview with @UkrainianTennis, said that "girls unanimously" rejected a proposal to pay to those ranked 600/700th. "If it's Grand Slams' money, they should go first and foremost to those who are playing slams."

Krunic: If you are stuck at #500 for a couple years you should expect to be in the red. You are aware of this. We all came through this. It's player's own responsibility to understand what financial situation they are going to be in.



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The rule that one tournament must be a Grand Slam is really unfair. It helps all the privileged Australian/French/British/American players that get handed out doubles WC like candy while normal top 150 player has no shot at at the doubles MD.
You, like me, are obviously a doubles fan. What is worse, from my persective as a New Zealander, is that our top two women players, who were qualified for Grand Slams last year on a ranking basis, missed out because of all the singles specialists who decided (as they do for every major event) to play doubles BASED ON THEIR SINGLES RANKINGS.

To me, this is straight discrimination. The doubles players don't get a fair shake at ANY time, picking up no more than one-sixth of a singles player's prizemoney at any tournament (and less than 10% at Grand slam events), and this pracrtice denies some of them even THAT slim chance of earning enough to keep them going for a few months. I have no objection to the singles players wanting to play doubles as well but, if they do so, they should be forced to use their doubles ranking. All of these players will start with SOME ranking points in any case, because they've played doubles at the previous Grand Slam events on the same basis!
 

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Oh, sucks for her.

The rule that one tournament must be a Grand Slam is really unfair. It helps all the privileged Australian/French/British/American players that get handed out doubles WC like candy while normal top 150 player has no shot at at the doubles MD.
Myles modified her original article so it is not clear if she is eligible or not . So she may get something


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the player has fewer than six WTA tournaments on their resumé the last 12 months, or more than six – but none of them is a Grand Slam tournament – we’re told they get half that amount. We’re efforting on whether that slice also applies to players who have played as few as one or two.



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The ITF is to announce further stakeholder support programmes including help for players ranked 501-700:

The ITF is in the process of finalising a range of additional measures to support stakeholders impacted by COVID-19, including a relief fund to help tour players ranked 501-700 not covered under other relief programmes. Further details of all stakeholder support schemes will be announced following the ITF Board meeting scheduled for 2 June.




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That’s not going to change, read post 84 .

It is possible the ITF will announce something.
I like Krunic as a player, but she is being as much of a dickhead as Thiem. Of COURSE players know what to expect by way of remuneration if they're working their way up through 600, 500, 400, etc - but that's all predicated on tournaments actually taking place! Jeez!
 

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I like Krunic as a player, but she is being as much of a dickhead as Thiem. Of COURSE players know what to expect by way of remuneration if they're working their way up through 600, 500, 400, etc - but that's all predicated on tournaments actually taking place! Jeez!
Yeah, people are always a dickhead if you don't agree with them, whether they made a controversial comment or not.

What did Krunic say? I think she phrased pretty well. If you were never inside the GS/WTA Tour so why are you expecting to receive a relief from GS/WTA? Rank 500 is actually an arbitrary number, how many events played in GS/WTA Tour is not. You can have 78 points by playing WTA tour events or 78 points by playing just ITF WT. Are they the same (except people who benefited by Wildcards)?
 

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Yeah, people are always a dickhead if you don't agree with them, whether they made a controversial comment or not.

What did Krunic say? I think she phrased pretty well. If you were never inside the GS/WTA Tour so why are you expecting to receive a relief from GS/WTA? Rank 500 is actually an arbitrary number, how many events played in GS/WTA Tour is not. You can have 78 points by playing WTA tour events or 78 points by playing just ITF WT. Are they the same (except people who benefited by Wildcards)?
You're missing the point. As far as I'm aware it's called the "Player" Relief Fund (or near enough) - not the "WTA events only" Relief Fund or the "Those who've been lucky enough to play a Grand Slam event" Relief Fund. I thought that ALL the money was going into the same pot, to be divided up as noted in the press release - you know, the WHOLE industry getting together to help out those less fortunate.

Again, as has been stated on here more than once in the last week or two, where does each new generation of WTA players come from? That's right - those who at some stage have been ranked 500, 700, 1000 or below. If the players currently in that group (say ranked from 500 to 1500) don't get some help, many will give tennis away, and then who will you be watching in ten years' time? We can't afford to lose 500 or more players all at once!
 

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You're missing the point. As far as I'm aware it's called the "Player" Relief Fund (or near enough) - not the "WTA events only" Relief Fund or the "Those who've been lucky enough to play a Grand Slam event" Relief Fund. I thought that ALL the money was going into the same pot, to be divided up as noted in the press release - you know, the WHOLE industry getting together to help out those less fortunate.

Again, as has been stated on here more than once in the last week or two, where does each new generation of WTA players come from? That's right - those who at some stage have been ranked 500, 700, 1000 or below. If the players currently in that group (say ranked from 500 to 1500) don't get some help, many will give tennis away, and then who will you be watching in ten years' time? We can't afford to lose 500 or more players all at once!
Other than those wildcards (which I have mentioned before), I wouldn't say those players are lucky to play a grand slam event. They have invested and they achieved. Others didn't.

Don't give me the definition of player relief fund. If that's the definition then why does it start at Top 200 or stop at Top 500 or Top 700? Top 501 or lower are not players? ITF world tour can have their own so-called relief fund that's targeted for these players.

It doesn't matter. What needs to be done is to fix the prize money issue at the events and not a relief fund. What will happen after COVID-19 is gone? As of now, I don't see a resolution for that.
 

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Wta players council has voted unanimously against supporting players outside of the top 500.

If you've been stuck in 500th place for several years, you should expect to be in the red, you know that. We've all been there. It is the players' responsibility to understand what financial situation they will find themselves in
-Krunic

:cheer: cool headed smart rational for the win



For players ranked 501-700 a relief fund has been established by the Itf.

The ITF is in the process of finalising a range of additional measures to support stakeholders impacted by COVID-19, including a relief fund to help tour players ranked 501-700 not covered under other relief programmes. Further details of all stakeholder support schemes will be announced following the ITF Board meeting scheduled for 2 June
 

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Extra tier of WTA relief payments I didn't have when I broke the story last weekend – $2,600.
Goes to those with less than 6 WTA/Grand Slams but also who have earned < $20K in the last 12 months and
Yes, but the cutoff hasn't changed. It still applies only to those players ranked 500 or above.
 
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