Timea Bacsinszky Does Not Want to Focus on Increasing Prize Money in Womens Tennis

Tennis - Bacsinszky says one must be content with what one has

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Timea Bacsinszky Does Not Want to Focus on Increasing Prize Money in Womens Tennis

Tennis - Swiss tennis player Timea Bacsinszky says she is happy with the amount of money she makes and does not wish to pursue the cause of increasing prize money in women's tennis to make it comparable to the men. In an interview to NZZamSonntag, the Olympic doubles silver medalist says, "The number 50 for the men at the end of the year got paid much more money than the number 50 of the women.

Because the prize money is lower, but also because there are much fewer women tournaments. Some players are very focused on it. But I do not like to fight for it all the time. When it comes to money, I'm not the total feminist.

I love my profession. The pursuit of more and more money, I do not like more and more possessions. If you have an apartment, you want a house - so it goes on and on. From time to time one should also be content with what one has." Bacsinzsky also says that people do recognise her in Switzerland but not too many people outside her country recognise her.

"It's clear that people know the top 20 players much better. But there are people who do not know that Martina Hingis is playing tennis, although we have won silver medal in the doubles. This is strange. If Roger Federer is injured, of course, all of Switzerland knows it.

I was in the top 10, abroad almost nobody recognized me. I was a nobody." Bacsinzsky is currently playing the WTA event in Biel and is through to the final on Sunday with countrywoman Martina Hingis. Also Read - Djokovic Says He Wants to Play Till Tokyo Olympics

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