Wimbledon has no choice but to level playing field
This news has been a long time coming and I am thrilled Wimbledon has joined the club of grand slams to offer equal prize-money. Wimbledon is one of the most respected events in all of sport and now with women and men paid on an equal scale, it demonstrates to the rest of the world that this is the right thing to do.Ӕ
- Billie Jean King (first womens champion of the Open era)
England - The All England Club confirmed yesterday that it will award equal prize-money at Wimbledon, bowing to sustained pressure, not least from Venus Williams, who delivered a withering assault on its stance in The Times on the first day of last years tournament.