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.

GALLERY: Hotties of the Australian Open

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.

Read more on:    wta tour  |  australian open  |  tennis

Impressive win for Anderson

2014-08-29 20:21


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.