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Nadal thriller re-ignites women's equal prize money battle

Press Trust of India
Posted online: Monday, June 06, 2005 at 1523 hours IST

Paris, June 6: Rafael Nadal's thrilling French Open triumph is set to re-ignite the explosive war of words over equal prize money for men and women at the grand slams.


Nadal earned 880,000 euros after beating Mariano Puerta 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 in a 3hr 24min final filled to the brim with drama, tension and scintillating exchanges.

Twenty-four hours earlier, Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne pocketed a cheque for 867,000 euros for a 6-1, 6-1 mismatch against a woeful Mary Pierce in a final which was all over in 62 minutes.

Last year, Gaston Gaudio recovered from two sets down and saved two match points to beat Argentine compatriot Guillermo Coria over five sets taking up 3hr 31 min.


In the women's final, Anastasia Myskina had brushed aside Russian team mate Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-2 in 58 minutes.

At the moment, only the US Open, the Australian Open as well as the tour event in Dubai pay their men and women champions the same money.

Wimbledon and the French Open maintain the women's prize funds fractionally below that of the men's.

At Wimbledon this year, the men's champion will receive 933,500 euros; the women's winner will take home 890,000.

In the women's semi-finals here, Henin-Hardenne beat Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-3 and Pierce brushed past Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 6-1.

In the men's, Nadal was beating world number one Roger Federer in four sets while Puerta was coming from behind to Nikolay Davydenko in five sets, spending another three and a half hours on the court.

Mats Wilander, who won three French Opens including a 4hr 42min battle to subdue Guillermo Vilas in 1982, lashed out at the lack of quality in Saturday's women's final.

"I am sad for women's tennis. After the semi-finals I thought we could not go any lower," said the Swede.

"But the best thing about Mary Pierce in the final was her speech. She hit the ball for the pleasure of hitting the ball and didn't think about the means of hitting the ball to win the match.

"It is time to sound the alarm bell."

World number one Lindsay Davenport has long campaigned for equal prize money.

"People believe what they believe. You hear about women playing only three sets while men play five," said Davenport earlier this year.

"And the best women are never going to beat the best men. But it's a different game you go to watch with the women - it doesn't make it better or worse.

"Hopefully we will be able to change people's minds who are against it (equal prize money) we will try to persuade them. We still have to get women's tennis more popular and we have the players to do that."

After her capitulation here, the 30-year-old pierce refused to be drawn on the thorny subject."I think the best people to talk to are the people who are actually dealing

with that situation in the prize money area, men's side and women's side,

and the tournament's side," said the French woman.
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It really shouldn't be about how long or short the tennis matches are but whether they sell tickets.

I mean Gaudio? Puerta? I really don't care for these players.




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Lindsay said it best.
besides, unequal prize money would be like turning back the clock!
there are great women's matches too (this final wasn't one, so? ), the discussion is IMHO stupid. Women attract as much crowds as men (if not more) thy work just as hard, they deserve to earn just as much. Too bad not more topplayers speak up like Linzi does.

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It really shouldn't be about how long or short the tennis matches are but whether they sell tickets.

I mean Gaudio? Puerta? I really don't care for these players.
If you missed the last two RG finals on the men's side just because you "don't care" then you can hardly call yourself a tennis fan.
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If you missed the last two RG finals on the men's side just because you "don't care" then you can hardly call yourself a tennis fan.
I'm a women's tennis fan.

There are some male tennis players I find exciting like Safin and Federer but the claycourt specialists bore me to tears.




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The difference is that men's match can sell very easily even for the first rounds.

I doubt you can say the same with the women's game.
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I'm a women's tennis fan.

If you were a real tennis fan you would appreciate GOOD tennis, no matter who's playing it.
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If you were a real tennis fan you would appreciate GOOD tennis, no matter who's playing it.
Don't waste my time. There's a reason for having wtaworld and mentennisforums. And I'm not arguing for women to be paid MORE than men. But for equality, which they obviously deserve.




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I hate best 3 out of 5. My ADD kicks in. I'm all for 2 out of 3 for the guys at slams.
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Mats Wilander, who won three French Opens including a 4hr 42min battle to subdue Guillermo Vilas in 1982, lashed out at the lack of quality in Saturday's women's final.

"I am sad for women's tennis. After the semi-finals I thought we could not go any lower," said the Swede.

Mats...I remeber him playing McEnroe for over 6 hours. If he is going to set the standards for women's tennis than we are in trouble
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Lindsay is the last person who should open her mouth on this anyway.
Someone who tanks the 3rd set of a slam final in 20 minutes should get paid $0.
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just because the finals was not exciting, there were many matches before the finals that were good. Upsets galore!! Too bad a match like juju / kutz or mauresmo/ Ivanovic were not a final. They need to look at the tournament as a whole toward to quality of matches played. One final should not determine whether men or women should get equal prize money. The french open has been notorious for high profile players not making to the final. But past matches played at Wimbeldon, us and ausie opens prove that the women are just as entertaining as the men.
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Lindsay is the last person who should open her mouth on this anyway.
Someone who tanks the 3rd set of a slam final in 20 minutes should get paid $0.
Godom, i quite often can agree with you.
and noone is questioning that the men's final was more entertaing than the women's...
but come on: inequal prize money. that's sexism IMO.

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The men's tennis is a million times better quality wise than women. If they were distributing prize money based on that, the women would earn 1 dollar each. However, to maintain a distinction of 5% just seems like a pointless insult.
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