Swiatek advocates equal purses in the ATP and WTA tournaments

Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who dominates women’s tennis, on Wednesday called for equal scholarships for men and women in the ATP and WTA tournaments, as is already the case in the four Grand Slam tournaments.

situation in tennis Better than in most other sports, but there are still things to be done in terms of equalizing bags in WTA tournaments compared to those in the ATP, she explained during a press conference on the eve of her entry into the WTA 1000 in Madrid. She will face Austrian Julia Graber.

The reigning Polish, Roland Garros and US Open champion won the WTA 500 in Stuttgart last week, bringing in just over €100,000 ($150,000 Canadian). World number two Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz received a check for 475,000 euros ($714,000 Canadian) for his win at the ATP 500 tournament in Barcelona.

The Grand Slam is already on the same level, that’s good, but it would be nice if the WTA focused on this, but I don’t want to say more, because it’s a lot of business and sometimes politicsSwiatek added.

I can only say that it would be good if our sport were equal, especially since we do pretty much the same work.she insisted.

Recognizing that men’s tennis can be More beautiful to see because players can do more things by being stronger both physically and biologicallySwiatek noted that women’s tennis is More consistent in the game And there it was Sometimes more emotions because we are women and we show more emotions.

The US Open was the first Grand Slam tournament to offer an equal purse for men and women in 1973. It took until 2001 for the Australian Open to follow suit, and then 2007 with Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

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