R325 000 - for a single point
Melbourne - Slovakia's Polona Hercog walked off with a cool $30 000 (R325 000) after winning
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.