Equal pay

The top ten highest-paid female athletes last year together earned a combined $105 million. Three of the top-earning male athletes, U.S. Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Argentine Soccer player Lionel Messi, and Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, each earned more than $105 million last year. The sports gender pay gap is so great that it’s estimated that NBA basketball players earn 100 times the salaries of their female WNBA counterparts.

Wimbledon has sent me a message: I’m only a second class champion

HAVE YOU ever been let down by someone that you had long admired, respected and looked up to? Little in life is more disappointing, particularly when that person does something that goes against the very heart of what you believe is right and fair. 

When I was a little girl, and Serena and I played matches together, we often pretended that we were in the final of a famous tournament. 

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Equal pay for equal play

IF I WERE a male soccer player who won a World Cup for the United States, my bonus would be $390,000. Because I am a female soccer player, the bonus I got for our World Cup victory last summer was $75,000.

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Pro sports with equal pay

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Progress is being made

The WNBA will have new on-court sponsor logos for all non-ESPN network games and allow another jersey patch, sold to a different sponsor than the original jersey patch allowed.

“. . . with the national narrative going on right now, they’re interested in aligning with brands like the WNBA that stand for diversity, inclusion and equality and being conscious on how our athletes are leading the charge on social change.” - READ MORE HERE