SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Equal pay is a travesty

Serena Williams celebrates her latest Wimbledon success.
Serena Williams celebrates her latest Wimbledon success.

Great champion Serena Williams misses the point about equal prize money for men and women in professional tennis.

No-one doubts Williams’ quality and her athleticism, and her domination of opponents is impressive, or that she works hard.

Elena Vesnina (left) was handsomely rewarded at Wimbledon.

Elena Vesnina (left) was handsomely rewarded at Wimbledon.

But her sport is a poor spectacle compared to the men’s game (quite frankly it’s dull) and the rewards on offer should reflect that.

To see Elena Vesnina (above) cashing a cheque for £500k after losing to Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals in about two minutes was unedifying.