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