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Bartoli Slams Pay Scale Demands of Simon

Leading French women’s tennis player Marion Bartoli has hit back at her male counterpart Giles Simon and his claims that the authorities should think about paying the male tennis players more than their female counterparts.

According to the argument put forward by Simon, the male tennis players spend more time playing on court and moreover, the men’s game is a bigger draw for the fans than the women’s games and the pay scale should be determine by the authorities keeping that in mind.

While elaborating on his argument, Simon put forward evidences of how the men spent a far longer period on court at the recently concluded French Open at Roland Garros, almost twice as long as the women, going on to add that equality in pay scale, particularly in sports is not something that works. He also added that men’s tennis is far more attractive to the fans than the women’s game. Read more »