Australian Open

R325 000 - for a single point

2014-01-14 11:23
Polona Hercog (File)
Melbourne - Slovakia's Polona Hercog walked off with a cool $30 000 (R325 000) after winning just ONE point in the Australian Open first round in Melbourne on Tuesday.

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At 1-0 down in the first set against France's Alize Cornet, the 22-year-old hit her first winner of the match, then rubbed her shoulder, called for the trainer and finally retired.

Despite spending only 10 minutes on court, she received $30 000 for competing in the first round and 10 ranking points, raising questions about whether she knew about her injury and should have made way for another player.

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