Do you believe women tennis players deserve equal pay with the men

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  1. RealityTalk profile image60
    RealityTalkposted 6 years ago

    Do you believe women tennis players deserve equal pay with the men

    Ordinarily, I believe women deserve equivalent pay to the men for their participation in professional sports.  I disagree with equal pay in tennis, however.  My reasons are simple.  In most major tournaments & all 4 Grand Slams, the men must play the best of 5 grueling sets - every match - throughout the tournament.  The women need only play the best of 3 sets.  Back when Everett & Navratilova competed, they tried a best of 5 format.  They couldn't handle it.  I don't think my reasoning is sexist, just an objective rationalization.

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    buddhaanalysisposted 6 years ago

    Girls tennis don't lasts long either. They should have small tennis court so their will be more shots for a point. Otherwise if ladies matches earns equal commercials then it is ok to have equal prize money.
    It is depend on popularity which brings money into game through sponsors.

    1. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a valid pt.  I don't recall names, but recently a male tennis player ranked maybe in top 50 criticized equal pay.  A top 5 female player responded by saying, "they come & pay to watch me, not you."

  3. EJ Lambert profile image71
    EJ Lambertposted 6 years ago

    Considering women's tennis (and soccer) has been more compelling over the past decade or so I would say absolutely.

    1. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love to watch women's tennis.  The matches can be very competitive and exciting.  But they don't work as hard as the men.  Some matches you cannot leave the room for a snack for fear it will over by the time you get back.

  4. zanaworld profile image62
    zanaworldposted 6 years ago

    It is good idea to have equal pay for both men & women in Tennis.

    But in women, the matches are shorter - they play best of 3 compared to men, who play best of 5.

    In such a situation, the ad revenue for the organizers are different.  So they pay accordingly to what they receive by way of revenues.

    1. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I imagine money earned by the organizers of the tournament should play into what payout cut the players receive.

  5. TheDatingMom profile image73
    TheDatingMomposted 6 years ago

    I am a pretty good lady tennis player, if I say so myself.  Ha!

    This is not sexist because (a) it is not equal work (they play less sets and each game is shorter) and (b) their earnings should be based on what they do (not their gender). So, no, women should not earn as much as men. 

    It's just basic algebra! Leave the emotions out of it!  wink


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