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Iga Swiatek desires discount in pay disparity, urges WTA to develop its enterprise and recognition

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India Today Web Desk

World primary Iga Swiatek desires a discount in pay disparity, saying the Women’s Tennis Association must develop its enterprise and recognition.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Feb 22, 2023 23:30 IST

Iga Swiatek desires discount in pay disparity. (Photo: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: The three-time Grand Slam winner and world primary Iga Swiatek urged the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to develop its enterprise and recognition to scale back pay disparity.

Equal prize cash is obtainable to women and men in any respect 4 Grand Slam tournaments. However, WTA tour occasions nonetheless have much less prize cash as in comparison with males’s excursions which function its personal circuit.

Swiatek of Poland mentioned that one of many priorities for the tour because it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary must be to offer occasions that entice extra gamers, sponsors, organisers and followers.

“For sure, I’d like to see the WTA expanding business-wise, getting more popular, cutting the difference between WTA and ATP in terms of prize money and attracting fans,” Swiatek mentioned.

According to Reuters, a report in The Financial Times mentioned the ATP Tour as of halfway via final 12 months provided gamers 75 % extra prize cash in tournaments – excluding the Grand Slams – than the ladies’s tour.

“Our tennis brings the same emotions as men’s tennis … There’s something you can find in women’s tennis that you’re not going to find on the ATP,” Swiatek mentioned. “Right now, after a couple of years of hearing we’re not consistent, we’re actually consistent. There are top players who are playing great in most of the tournaments.”

America’s Jessica Pegula, who’s a member of the WTA participant council, echoed Swiatek’s views, saying the United Cup combined workforce event was a method to obtain that. “I hope we can keep pushing for equal prize money at all events, being on TV more,” Pegula mentioned.

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Feb 22, 2023