Women get equality at last at Wimbledon
Times Online; Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent; and Simon Cambers
The All England Club will give men and women equal prize-money at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. It will be the first time in the tournament’s history that there has been equal pay through all rounds for men and women, ending 123 years of inequality.
“Tennis is one of the few sports in which women and men compete in the same event at the same time,” said, Tim Phillips, the All England Club chairman. “We believe our decision to offer equal prize-money provides a boost for the game as a whole and recognizes the enormous contribution that women players make to the game and to Wimbledon.
“In short, good for tennis, good for women players and good for Wimbledon.”
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