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“Advantage, Men!” - Foster

Ahead of today's first match at Wimbledon, Bath’s MP, Don Foster, who is the Liberal Democrat’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, revealed that out of the four Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open and French Open), Wimbledon has the largest gap in prize money between the winning man and the winning lady of £42,000.

Main ImageThe gap has grown this year by £2,000. In contrast, the US and Australian Open give equal prize money to men and women and the gap in France is comparatively small at £14,239.

Commenting, Don Foster, said:

"The inequality in prize money sends all the wrong signals.

“It's a 'grand slam' in the face for women. Other countries give equal prize money and so should we.

“The ball is now in the All England Club's court."

ENDS

This article published: 21/06/2023

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