Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Just as pretty, even if she's not as rich?
The Championships at Wimbledon (or plain old Wimbledon, for all you regular folks) is under fire, as it is now the only Grand Slam which does not offer equal prize money to its men and women champions. Just recently the French Open (Roland Garros) announced that it would be awarding its winners the same prize money this year, for the the first time ever. The U.S. and Australian Opens have been practicing equality for, like, ever.
This is an interesting article which has the opinions of Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Maria Sharapova, and Venus Williams, all weighing in on why Wimbledon should abandon the dark ages and jump into the new millenium!
Personally, I think women should get the same money. More personally, I think Lindsay Davenport needs to win! Because that may not happen, we are behind pretty Maria.