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

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

Friday, 15th July 2016, 8:00 am
Serena Williams celebrates her latest Wimbledon success.

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

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.

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Elena Vesnina (left) was handsomely rewarded at Wimbledon.
Elena Vesnina (left) was handsomely rewarded at Wimbledon.