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The Complications of Equal Pay in Sport

The Complications of Equal Pay in Sport

  Sports writer, Nancy Frostick, explores the recent controversies surrounding equal pay in sport. The hotly debated issue of equal pay in sport has reared its ugly head again with the news that five top female footballers have taken legal action against the US Soccer Federation. The announcement that Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn …

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From Billie Jean to Serena: How women’s tennis won

From Billie Jean to Serena: How women's tennis won

  This week, Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore stepped down from the dual-tour event after making comments about his perception of women’s tennis as inferior. He was swiftly rebuked by Serena Williams, the USTA and other professional female athletes. But his comments, and the reactions of Novak Djokovic and the ATP tour itself questioning the equal-pay structure at Grand …

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5 Reasons Why Tennis Should Keep Paying Men and Women Equally

5 Reasons Why Tennis Should Keep Paying Men and Women Equally

  “Hormones” have nothing to do with it. This weekend’s BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament saw a stunning upset of #1 ranked Serena Williams in the championship match. But the most compelling action may have happened off the court, when two high-profile tennis personalities served a few sexist comments in post-match interviews. The controversy started when tournament CEO Raymond Moore …

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Prize money row: how do major sports compare between men and women?

Prize money row: how do major sports compare between men and women?

  Novak Djokovic has sparked controversy by claiming that men should be awarded more prize money than women after similar comments from the chief executive of Indian Wells, Raymond Moore. The world No1 and 11-time grand slam winner said women deserved the money they got, but men should be rewarded with more because their game attracted more viewers. Tennis was …

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Women could boycott Indian Wells over comments – Martina Navratilova

Women could boycott Indian Wells over comments - Martina Navratilova

  Martina Navratilova says she would not be surprised if female players boycotted Indian Wells as a result of the row ignited by the tournament’s chief executive. Raymond Moore said the women’s game “rides on the coat-tails” of the men and that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal have “carried this sport”. Moore, 69, has since apologised. But Navratilova, an 18-time …

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Tennis tourney director: Women ‘ride on coattails of men’

Tennis tourney director: Women 'ride on coattails of men'

  INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open criticized the WTA Tour on Sunday, saying women’s pro tennis players ”ride on the coattails of the men” while describing them as ”physically attractive and competitively attractive.” Raymond Moore, a 69-year-old former touring pro from South Africa, oversees the $7 million tournament in the California desert …

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Australian Open 2016 women’s round-up: Day one

Australian Open 2016 women’s round-up: Day one

  UPDATE: Maria Sharapova has waltzed into the second round of the Australian Open, testing out her injured forearm in a 6-1 6-3 dismissal of Nao Hibino. Sharapova pulled out of her Brisbane International title defence earlier this month after hurting her left arm in a practice session. The Russian veteran, who won the Open in 2008 and finished runner-up …

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Australian Open 2016: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova off to winning starts

Australian Open 2016: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova off to winning starts

  Serena Williams dispelled any doubts over her fitness with a 6-4 7-5 win over Camila Giorgi in the Australian Open first round. Maria Sharapova then romped to her own straight sets victory over Japan’s Nao Hibino later in the day, meaning a potential quarter-final against Williams remains on the cards. The world No 1 Williams, who had spent four …

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Women’s tennis elite shaking off injuries, colds at Aus Open

Women's tennis elite shaking off injuries, colds at Aus Open

  MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Before the sneezing and sniffling set in, the world’s No. 2-ranked women’s tennis player listed her goals for the year. Top priority: ”Just to stay healthy,” Simona Halep said without hesitating. Almost as an afterthought, the rising 24-year-old Romanian who was a finalist at the 2014 French Open added that her biggest goal was ”to …

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Kerber joins women’s casualty list ahead of Australian Open

Kerber joins women's casualty list ahead of Australian Open

    Sydney (AFP) – German world number seven Angelique Kerber withdrew from the Sydney International on Tuesday, adding to a lengthy list of ailing women stars ahead of next week’s Australian Open. The fourth seed, who won her first round match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in fierce heat over three sets on Monday, pulled out of the tournament citing …

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