“Women should the the same prizing sum!” says Bartoli

Marion Bartoli has said that the women should also get the same prizing sum that the men get in the game of tennis.

As far as the Grand Slams are concerned, there is no difference in the prizing sum of the men and the women. The winners and the runners-up from both the categories get the same amount of money, but, it’s not the case in the other competitions.

Some critics believe equal prizing sum for all would not be fair to the men because they have to play 5 setters instead of women who always play only 3 setters. If the women have to get as much as the men get, they should also be asked to play 5 setters.

Bartoli, however, doesn’t like that idea. She reckons that a female’s body is not built to take the toll of 5 sets. She, in fact, wants a reduction in the no. of sets in male’s category.

According to Bartoli, playing 5 sets regularly is one of the main reasons why some of the male tennis stars are getting injured quite regularly.

Yesterday, Bartoli was quoted as saying, “Look at somebody like Rafa or even Andy for that matter. These guys have had frequent injuries and it gives you a feeling that playing tennis at professional level is extremely tough.”

“Playing a 5 setter in the title round is fine, but, in the entire competition, it’s pretty tough on the body.”

“So, rather than increasing the no. of sets for women, I think it should be the other way around. There should be a reduction in the no. of sets for men.”

Bartoli was delivering a speech in an event in London where Andy Murray’s mother Judy Murray was also present.