iM Sports Sleeves Blog — Novak Djokovic
Sexism In Professional Tennis: Equal Pay for Equal Play
Posted by Mark Canavarro on
It’s been over 40 years since the notorious tennis “Battle of the Sexes” match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Bobby Riggs caused quite a stir commenting before the match that “the best way to handle women was to keep them barefoot and pregnant.” He did an excellent job of promoting the event with a constant stream of inflammatory comments. Billie Jean King easily won the nationally televised match in 1973 but many believe Riggs lost intentionally to win a large sum of money that he had bet against himself. The event struck a nerve with feminists and Billie...
- Tags: equal pay for women, equal pay in tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, serena williams, sexism in tennis, womens tennis