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How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

at Wimbledon.
This is a mighty good day.

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Williams collected £700,000 for her one hour and 30 minutes victory, the first year of equal pay for men and women at Wimbledon, but her delight at the end showed that the money meant little to this millionairess whose prospects of another title here had been largely discounted.
The added bonus being that she ALWAYS proves the naysayers wrong.

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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

very fitting!
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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

it would have been awful if somebody like vaidisova had received it.
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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

It was meant to be.

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Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

Indeed. She worked so hard for it. Congrats Venus, couldn't have been anyone else.

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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

Good. And she mentioned it, and the work of Billie Jean King. And people are acknowledging Venus' part in the whole thing too. Just good!!!
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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

Yes, that part of her speech was deeply heart warming.

Someone is quietly turning back the clock...to them bulldozer dayz...

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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

so fitting, and on the 50th anniversary of Althea Gibson's first Winby title too.

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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

Maybe she can share a little of it with BJK, since she made this all possible?!
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Maybe she can share a little of it with BJK, since she made this all possible?!
That would be a wonderful gesture.
Venus could take her out for a Hot Fugde Sundae.

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Re: How fitting that Venus should recieve the FIRST "Equal Pay" check...

50th anniversary for Gibson, first equal prize check, at Wimbledon, Jesus, this day has been magical. Everything's just been clicking.
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