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    Based on 2018 TV figures (which is where much of the money is made):

    "BBCís coverage of the Singles Finals peaked at 4.6 million for the Ladies' Singles Final and 4.5 million for the Gentlemen's Singles Final"

    From the official Wimbledon site.
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      Based on 2018 TV figures (which is where much of the money is made):

      "BBC’s coverage of the Singles Finals peaked at 4.6 million for the Ladies' Singles Final and 4.5 million for the Gentlemen's Singles Final"

      From the official Wimbledon site.
      How about actual time spent watching?!
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      Genuinely wonder what the OP is expecting people to say to this. Yes, per minute played the women get paid more. Obviously you aren’t suggesting that everyone is paid according to the time spent on an endeavour, because that wouldn’t be right either.

      On average, men are born with a significant physical advantage to women. Maybe you think this gives them the right to be paid more. But in practically every job in every industry women are paid significantly less than men, solely because of their gender. This is entirely inappropriate and makes no sense whatsoever - it’s counter-productive to the general advancement of the human race. Anything that can be done to address this balance should be done. If there are some aberrations that mean women get paid technically more than men, then so be it. A tiny price to pay.
      Absolutely not true. Women EARN less, they are not paid less. That has been illegal since the 1970s. One of the greatest Feminist myths of our time. It has been analysed to death, check out 'The factual feminist' for the expert analysis of this.

      Personally, I do not care that women are paid the same as men for the tennis, it seems that the male players also seem to support it. It is however a slight example of 'selective' feminism. Wanting equality whilst also not wanting equality.

      What does not help though is those on this thread talking about 'birds' and 'rug munchers', there is an interesting debate to be had on this topic without resulting to backwards terminology. I am pretty sure that those top female athletes could play 5 set matches, in fact it could be considered pretty patronising to suggest they couldn't.
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      Based on 2018 TV figures (which is where much of the money is made):

      "BBC’s coverage of the Singles Finals peaked at 4.6 million for the Ladies' Singles Final and 4.5 million for the Gentlemen's Singles Final"

      From the official Wimbledon site.
      Possibly because about 10m English sports fans were watching the greatest cricket world cup final of all time on the other side?
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      My comment was in reference to John McEnroe... most tennis fans should spot that.

      Tennis fans would also agree that the money raised by Wimbledon which is payable to the players is the result of the whole event. Thatís men, women and mixed doubles. Does the length of the game matter? Using that logic, a round 1 game that lasts 4 hours should be Ďworth moreí than a final that lasts 1.5 hours. Thatís not how it works. Itís prize money depending on how far a player can go. There should be no discrepancy based on gender. Letís hope the rest of our society catches up.
      The prize money should be divied up by who played the most tennis, therefore who was the most entertaining. Maybe we could add some bonuses for a little on court antics or an interesting post match interview. It's the only fair way.
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      Well there really is nothing to see here. Now IF the women STAFF were paid less than men then that would be scandalous.
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      Well there really is nothing to see here. Now IF the women STAFF were paid less than men then that would be scandalous.
      Which they wouldn't as that has been illegal since 1970. Unfortunately there are still people that confuse 'men earn more than women' with 'men get paid more than women'.
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      Possibly because about 10m English sports fans were watching the greatest cricket world cup final of all time on the other side?
      Not when these figures were released. Isays the 2018 final
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      Possibly because about 10m English sports fans were watching the greatest cricket world cup final of all time on the other side?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nigella's Cream Pie View Post
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      How about actual time spent watching?!
      So what ? Thatís as relevant as talking about a boxing match.....no idea when it starts how long itís going to last.
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