Maria Sharapova Doesn’t Believe in First Round Losers

Losers don’t deserve squat T…

Maria Sharapova is not convinced it is a good idea to give first round losers at next year’s Australian Open a huge pay increase as part of a $4m rise in overall prize money.“I don’t know if I agree with a raise for a first-round loss,” the Russian, who is playing at the WTA Championships in Istanbul this week, was quoted in The Times on Tuesday. Sharapova and the other seven competitors in Istanbul met with officials of the four grand slams on Monday. “I think the compensation as you win more rounds is right, but I’m not sure about the first rounds,” added the French Open champion. Completely agree with Maria on this one.-TO

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