Well, it’s about time! Wimbledon joins the ranks of other major tennis tournmanets by offering equal prize money for females and males. The gab has been closing over recent years but officials refused to even the score as recently as 2005.
In 2006, Tony Blair entered the fray asking Wimbledon officials to change the policy. Sinces champions like the Williams sisters are as big of a draw as their male counterparts, officials didn’t have a leg to stand on.
The US Open has offered equal prize money since 1968. The Australian Open was next, followed by the French Open in 2006. It’s about time Wimbledon got it’s act together.