Are doubles specialists paid too much?
- 9 June 2020 à 13H10
"First and foremost I don't want to cut the doubles completely out," she said. "Absolutely not. It's part of the history of the game. It's completely part of tennis for so many years. It's part of the Grand Slams. It's part of the Davis Cup, or the teams now competition because the Davis Cup has different formats, but it's part of it. What I want to do is to decrease the prize money out of it because they just get too much money"Bartoli says that doubles champions at events like Masters 1000 are compensated too well. She points out that doubles champions at Indian Wells and Miami are making more money than singles quarter-finalists at the same events.
"Per player [doubles champions] are making more money than someone reaching the quarter-final in singles," Bartoli said. That is a hard fact. That is the truth. Someone making the quarter-final in Miami Masters 1000, any Masters 1000, is making less money than someone winning the doubles, per player.
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