Jo Konta gives her verdict on gender pay gap


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Jo Konta gives her verdict on gender pay gap

Former Brit No.1 Johanna Konta was recently present at the Oxford Union and spoke about certain topics including the gender pay gap. Presently ranked No.37 on the WTA Charts, Konta did not have the most fruitful 2018 campaign and managed compiling a win-loss record of 26-23 this season.

The Brit took to Twitter to thank the Oxford Union for having her, “A true honour to speak in a such a legendary setting. Thank you for having me!,” she tweeted.

Speaking about achieving success in life, Konta said, “If you are in the pursuit of excellence in any field, your biggest asset is perseverance.

My undying love for my sport has kept me pushing for success” Giving her views on the much controversial topic of gender pay gap in tennis, Konta assessed, “If a man and a woman do the same job, they should be paid the same.

Sport has historically been a masculine industry, and we should champion the women who are speaking out for change” She also believes in learning from every given situation, be it good or bad, “Learning that a bad game, a bad set, a bad match won’t stay with you forever takes away the potency of negative emotions and allows you to come back from dips” ALSO READ Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori to play Nissin Food Dream Tennis exhibition