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Shashank Gupta 607 Green Hollow Dr. Iselin, NJ – 08830 27 th April, 2010 Mr. Tim Phillips The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE, Equal pay for unequal work in the field of tennis Dear Mr. Phillips, I am a tennis enthusiast and I am opposed to the fact that a lengthier men’s tennis game has the same prize money as a shorter woman’s tennis game. Recently, Wimbledon has changed its monetary prize of its women’s singles game to match up to its men’s singles game. This biased behavior is very unjust and contradicts the women’s rights movement. I say this because feminists believe in equal pay for equal work and the change in the prize money has actually undermined this ideal. Research has shown that top 10 women’s tennis players earn more than top 10 men’s tennis players. This happens because women’s matches are shorter than men’s matches, giving them more time to participate in other events like doubles and mixed doubles. This is extremely unfair
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Unformatted text preview: to the male athletes because they not only are being paid same for more amounts of work then women, but also are unable to participate in other matches within the tournaments because of their match formats. From my research I have found that until 2006 you defended the same argument that I am proposing. Further, until 2007 Wimbledon was the last major tennis tournament to keep its prize money different for both the categories. Therefore, I firmly believe that you have the power to make the changes that I am proposing. I am only asking you to make the prize money fair for both genders by either increasing the women’s game to a 5 set match or by reducing the prize money of the women’s game by two – fifths to equal the amount of games that they play in comparison to their male counterparts. If you need any further information on this topic, please feel free to contact me at 732-593-9150. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Shashank Gupta...
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