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Wimbledon: All England Club Serves Equality At Last

by | 25th, April 2007

henman.jpgNEWS that Wimbledon is about to enter a sponsorship deal with a sunscreen provider may well be a bit of wishful thinking on behalf of the All England Club – surely an umbrella manufacturer would be more apt for those rain-sodden days.

However, the main revelation to come from the lips of chief executive of the All England Club, Ian Ritchie, along with chairman Tim Phillips, was that finally Wimbledon is to become an equal employer.

The womens’ game, often far more entertaining than the serve-heavy male equivalent, will now receive the same prize money as the mens’, with the champions of both picking up a cool £700,00 each from a total purse of £11,282,710.

The men’s champion will receive 6.9 per cent more than last year while the women’s winner will pick up 12 per cent more. First round losers will pick up £10,00 for their troubles.

So that’s ten grand a head for Britain’s wildcard entries…

Posted: 25th, April 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink