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Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champion!

http://www.rmkchampionships.com/4/event/

Men's Singles Prize Money
Winner: $128,000

Women's Singles Prize Money
Winner: $28,900

Why is Venus and Lindsay Playing this EVENT if they ADvocate for Equal Prize Money???????
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http://www.rmkchampionships.com/4/event/

Men's Singles Prize Money
Winner: $128,000

Women's Singles Prize Money
Winner: $28,900

Why is Venus and Lindsay Playing this EVENT if they ADvocate for Equal Prize Money???????
Good point! Especially Venus

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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

They have different sponsors.

And men make more at every event other than the slams.
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They have different sponsors.

And men make more at every event other than the slams.
Didn't know that
Anyways i think it's right, women tennis out of slams can be boring as hell...

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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

But are the Memphis mens' and womens' events even on the same level? I don't think they are.


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Didn't know that
Anyways i think it's right, women tennis out of slams can be boring as hell...
Also, the sponsors can afford to give men more money. The men draw bigger crowds. Take Antwerp for example: the stadiums were empty for most women's matches, but a men's match woulda filled that place up really fast...
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Owh that's bad. Venus.

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But are the Memphis mens' and womens' events even on the same level? I don't think they are.
The ATP and WTA use different systems so you can't really compare.

But Regions Morgan Keegan is willing to pay the men more money than Cellular South is with the women.

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the mens event is larger... ?

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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

I'm pretty sure the mens is a "higher" event than the womens... although as someone pointed out, you can't really compare them. Plus the men in general get more money anyway.

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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

At Sydney women get more money than men. The level of the tournament is different on both circuits.

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^^

I was just gonna say that statement


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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

Your not comparing apples with apples there

Completely different sponsors, broadcast hosts etc

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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

The womens is a Tier III event

The mens is an International Series Gold (so its basically like a Tier II); therefore more money!
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Re: Winner of Women's Singles Title in Memphis gets 4 times less than the men's champ

As many have already pointed out, the prizemoney allocated depends on the level or tier of the event on each tour. Despite being played at the same time at the same venue, these two tournaments have nothing to do with each other. The women get paid depending on what tier event it is and the same for the men. Memphis is just more important on the mens tour.

As has also been said, in Sydney the women get paid more because it is a tier II event for them and more prestigious than the mens tournament in Sydney.
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