This Might have Been Brought up Before, But Wimbledon's
Policy on not paying the women the same amount of prize money as the men is bullshit. At first I thought I understood it. I thought it made sense, but Now I don't so much anymore.
First there are a few things to consider.
The argument in favour of the discrepancy in prize money is that the men play the best 3 of 5, and the women play 2 of 3. The men play more and so they should earn more. How many tournaments require the ment to play the best 3 of 5? Let's face it, it's the women's tour that is the most popular. It has the highest number of spectators and brings in the highest television ratings. Yet a female tennis player, playing roughly the same amount of tournaments as her male counterpart and generating similar results, has a lower annual earning in prize money, than he does. That doesn't sound right.