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Larry Scott



    In the 21st century, it is morally indefensible that women competitors in a Grand Slam tournament should be receiving considerably less prize money than their male counterparts.

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    It's not about the money, neither for the club nor the players. It's certainly not about Wimbledon needing cash with their declared profit of 25 million. They are clearly trying to make a statement. On the one hand, they say they cherish the players and the champions, and on the other hand, they are telling the world that Venus Williams is less of a champion than Roger Federer.

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    It's very hard to say how long it will take for the French to pay all the women equally. Now that we've crossed the intellectual hurdle, I hope the next steps go much faster.

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