Sports are not just played for fun these days and it has become a big industry. Professional athletes are earning millions every year as businesses are pumping millions to attach their name with the successful sports events and stars who have their followership around the world.
If we look at the list of highest earning female athletes, we will find tennis players dominating that. The top 10 list of highest earning female sports athletes includes seven tennis players. One reason behind this is the huge popularity as it is being played and followed in almost every recognized country of the world.
That’s the reason it attracts massive sponsorships from business joints. However, if that was the only reason then female soccer players and boxers should have been earning even more than the tennis players but that’s not the case.
It is because tennis is one of the few sports in which men and women earn equal prize money. Both men’s and women’s singles winners pocketed a mammoth 3.3 million dollars at this year’s US Open. Things were not always like this and have changed a lot since the start of this century.
One reason was a long fight by a group of women tennis players led by Billie Jean King which fought for decades for equal prize money for both men and women in tennis. After all the arguments and struggles, they finally succeeded completely when Wimbledon gave equal prize money in 2005. Go to Next Page to Read More