Zheng Jie’s Wimbledon Purse Money

Chinese tennis star Zheng Jie recently defied a WTA ranking of 133 to barge into the Wimbledon semis. That was story enough, but what’s also notable is that she won’t keep any of the $350,000 she earned in prize money. A significant portion will go to aid Chinese earthquake victims, which is of course a good thing. However, the rest of her winnings will go to the Chinese Tennis Association, which is of course a coerced thing. So it is for all of China’s “professional” athletes.

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