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Parity in pay in tennis

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Kid Galahad, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    How is this allowed to happen in this day and age? Sexism gone mad and even the most fervent feminist can't argue for it imo, or can they?
  2. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Shite bait this.
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  3. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    Genuine question
  4. Martina had the right thing where they all pay 3 sets until the quarters and then both sexes play 5 sets.

    I don't believe they should be paid parity at Wimbledon if they are only playing potentially 60% of what the men are..
  5. The Butcher

    The Butcher Winger

    Women dont have top level games of the quality gadgees do. Parity is ridiculous.
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  6. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Extreme ironing?
  7. Lasses tennis is far more exciting to watch imo. Doubt it earns enough commercially to have financial parity mind
    LewisLad likes this.
  8. Ciro_DiMarzio

    Ciro_DiMarzio Goalkeeper

    Prizemoney in professional sports should be based on revenue brought in surely. Does women's tennis bring in as much money as men's?
  9. I'm unsure where I stand on the issue in tennis to be honest.

    I certainly think that both sexes should play 3 sets or both should play 5
    I'm not convinced that I'm comfortable with the idea that the world's number 200 (or whatever) player should earn the same as the world's number 1, and more than numbers 2-199, just because she's a woman
    But, I also think women's tennis is much more entertaining than the men's, which, to me, (and I'm no expert on tennis) seems largely all about power rather than finesse; and I'd be more inclined to pay to watch a woman's tournament than a man's (and no, not just because they're fit lasses in short skirts)
  10. Banks

    Banks Striker

    It's Comical that womenshould get same prize money.

    If it's all about equality just have the one tournament 3 set matches. See how many women reach the final then
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  11. Horatio Pugwash

    Horatio Pugwash Striker

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  12. super noodles

    super noodles Winger

    I'll never earn anything like that so I don't particularly give a fuck. Should probably all play the same number of sets though. They do in pretty much everything but the grand slams.
  13. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    To throw yet another spanner in the works I noticed the mens wheelchair final is on tomorrow, why don't they also have parity?
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  14. Ilios

    Ilios Winger

    I don't know how anybody can watch Roger Federer play like that, at 38, and claim the men's game is just power without much finesse. There have been and currently are, plenty more powerful players than Federer - including his opponent today.

    'Power without much finesse' is virtually a dictionary description of Serena Williams, and she's won almost all of the last 567 women's titles. She's a magnificent player in the women's game, and you rarely see much deftness from her. She hits double faults and wild, unforced errors all over the place, and she's pretty immobile. She's just much more powerful than everybody else, and has a champion's mentality.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  15. max wartbug

    max wartbug Winger

    Bat n ball, they should all get a tanner each for turning up. Shit pastime for the chattering classes, or the wannabes.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  16. ouro

    ouro Striker

    Take 'women's' and 'men's' out of all sports and remove all drug restrictions. Let the fuckers get on with it. Brock Lesnar v Rhonda Rousey, Djokovic v Williams etc. Equality in action. See how the women's world cup winning team do against a men's team. You want the same pay? Compete on the same stage.
  17. I must admit, I almost added an "except for Serena" caveat.
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  18. MarcoG

    MarcoG Striker

    She's one of the greatest female returners of all time. She creates angles on a grass court that no female (and to a degree, most male players) can even dream of playing on a clay court. To do those things with just solely power is impossible. The women's game lacks a lot of variety at the minute and a lot of it is purely power based, Serena is not one of those players.

    Her main attribute is power but to say she has no finesse is wildly incorrect. Funnily enough her forehand that generates more power and pace than anything else, has gone to absolute shit these days.
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  19. Batdad

    Batdad Midfield

    It's a bit shan saying that we should lump all athletes in together given that men have vast physical advantages over women.

    Just make sure they're playing the same amount of sets, i.e. doing the same amount of work and let them crack on.
    Lardy likes this.
  20. Lardy

    Lardy Goalkeeper

    Transgender men/women are now decimating the womens game in a lot of sports, no way should they be allowed to compete IMHO but it's given the liberals a right conundrum, fun to watch it unfold
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