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Looks like the WTA have given out their bonuses this week - Venus gets $140,000, Serena gets $50,000 and Jennifer gets just $30,000!!! Martina Hingis got a whopping $300,000 and Lindsay got $270,000!!!

I haven't worked out the others, but Jen's is pathetic compared to most others!?!

What are these bonuses based on?

NOV 5 EARNINGS:<br /> 1 VENUS WILLIAMS USA $2,522,610<br /> 2 JENNIFER CAPRIATI USA $2,238,624<br /> 3 SERENA WILLIAMS USA $2,086,263<br /> 4 LINDSAY DAVENPORT USA $1,832,242<br /> 5 MARTINA HINGIS SUI $1,465,116<br /> 6 KIM CLIJSTERS BEL $1,314,659<br /> 7 JELENA DOKIC YUG $1,155,716<br /> 8 JUSTINE HENIN BEL $995,704<br /> 9 LISA RAYMOND USA $946,385<br /> 10 AMELIE MAURESMO FRA $867,702

NOV 12 EARNINGS<br /><a href="http://www.sanexwtatour.com/content/pdfs/YTD%20Prize%20Money%20Top%20100.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.sanexwtatour.com/content/pdfs/YTD%20Prize%20Money%20Top%20100.pdf</a>

[ November 12, 2001: Message edited by: www.capriati.co.uk ]</p>
 

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Is nobody else baffled by this?

Anke Huber got a bigger bonus than Jennifer Capriati?

Serena Williams got more than Jennifer Capriati?

Jennifer played her 17 events, I don't understand!?!

Why should Hingis get so much more than everyone else?

It makes NO SENSE!?!
 

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I thought bonusmoney were based on the worldranking <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> This is dumb <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

[ November 12, 2001: Message edited by: irma ]</p>
 

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I think Bonus money is based on a players 'Q' rating at the start of the year and is worked out according to the number of events they are able to commit to each year.

I would say players like Hingis, Davenport and V Williams at the start of the year were on a bonus of $400,000 and ended up getting less due to not meeting total committments due to injury or otherwise.

I guess for some reason Jen was to highly rated at teh start of the year and maybe actually got what she was entitled to according to her 'Q'. I am sure she will have a much higher rating next year - possibly $400.000

And before someone asks - no Anna is not on the top level cause believe it or not tennis is actually taken into account or should I say success on the court!

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Ahh...thanks for the info Penne!
 

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I read somewhere that the "commitment list' upon which those bonuses are calculated have to due with rankings, record and attractiveness to the promoters, which is something akin to a 'Q' or popularity rating.
 

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I read somewhere that nothing came of it..although the very idea of questioning a players injury is a fool's game. How are they supposed to determine with any degree of certainty how much pain Venus (or Lindsay) was in 2 or 3 weeks ago? What are these fools thinking?

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