Wimbledon Agrees to Equal Prize Money
Women Players Will Receive as Much as Men
WIMBLEDON, England (Feb. 22) - After years of holding out against equal prize money, Wimbledon bowed to public pressure Thursday and agreed to pay women players as much as the men at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament.
I don't see this as a black white issue. Men play the best of 5 sets while the women play the best of 3. The length of the match dictates the amount of televised time and thus the amount of commercial space to sell.
mind you, the disparity in winnings last year was only about 50k less for the femal champ than the male. so it may just be a matter of good relations as they were practically making the same already.