Pay Equality at Wimbledon

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It only took the Wimbledon 123 years to decide to pay men and women the same amount of money.

Last year, men's champion Roger Federer received $1.170 million and women's winner Amelie Mauresmo got $1.117 million.

Not that $1.117 million dollars is a bad prize, but it's nice to see that Wimbledon has finally come around. Maybe it was the peer pressure of The French Open giving equal prize money.

If you were wondering, the US Open and the Australian Open have been paying male and female champions equally for years.

Contributing Editor Sarah also blogs at Sarah and the Goon Squad and Strollerderby.


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