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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Some Tennis Players Are More Equal Than Other Tennis Players

Wimbeldon has finally knuckled under to the demand that prize money for men and women's championships be the same.

"Tennis is one of the few sports in which women and men compete in the same event at the same time,'' club chairman Tim Phillips said at a news conference. ''We believe our decision to offer equal prize money provides a boost for the game as a whole and recognizes the enormous contribution that women players make to the game and to Wimbledon.

''In short, good for tennis, good for women players and good for Wimbledon.''

At least the poor dears won't have to play the brutal five sets forced on the men, since the game has apparently decided that women are not up to the challenge.

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