#Wrong

On Sunday March 20th, Raymond Moore the CEO of the Indian Wells tennis tournament said this..

“In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA because they ride on the coattails of the men. They don’t make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky,” he said. “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.”

And then  Novak Djokovic said this:

“Obviously it’s a very delicate situation. Women deserve respect and admiration for what they are doing. You know, equal prize money was the main subject of the tennis world in the last seven, eight years…I applaud them for that, I honestly do. They fought for what they deserve and they got it. On the other hand I think that our men’s tennis world, ATP World, should fight for more because the stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men’s tennis matches.”

This is not what the women in the tennis world should be dealing with. They should be focusing on playing – being good tennis players.

So listen up boys. Women deserve respect in sports and they deserve equal pay.

Perhaps Djokovic and Moore could learn something from this…

 

Learn more here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/indian-wells-director-says-female-players-ride-on-the-coattails-of-men/article29306990/

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/tennis-raymond-moore-serena-williams/474684/

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/03/106460/serena-williams-novak-djokovic-equal-pay-tennis

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/as-the-ripple-effect-of-indian-wells-ceo-raymond-moore-s-sexist-comments-continues–the-rogers-cup-thrives-on-women-s-tennis-221727295.html

 

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