posted on Apr, 30 2003 @ 01:25 PM
WTA Tour chief executive Larry Scott has hit out at the decision to persist in awarding Wimbledon's men better prize money than the women.
Scott's comments came after the All England Club, which runs the Grand Slam event, announced a 9.5% increase in the money offered to both sexes at
this year's event.
The men's champion will walk away with £575,000, an increase of £50,000 on last year, with the women's winner collecting £535,000, up from
Which is still quite alot of cash only a difference of £40,000 but they should get the same...
A Quote fron Scott:
"I remain convinced that the quality and depth of play demonstrated by women's professional tennis players, combined with the global popularity and
media interest in our players, merits equal prize money at the Grand Slams.
"I reject the notion that an unequal compensation system that distinguishes between men and women at the Grand Slams is 'fair'."
A Quote from the All England Tennis Club:
Last year's women's champion - Serena Williams - actually left Wimbledon with more money than men's winner Lleyton Hewitt.
Which is a load of crap she played in 2 tournaments to get that singles and the doubles,hewitt only played the singles so no wonder she earnt
Now my argument is,That the Australian and US Opens, Grand Slam events treat men and women the same with the prize money,so why not Wimbledon which is
a grand slam event...
What do you think should they get the same?