Anas Jaber calls on the organizers of the Rome Championship to apply the principle of equal rewards
Tunisian said Anas Jaberranked seventh in the world, said that women tennis players do not have to wait for the same prize money as men at the Italian Open, after organizers announced plans for equality in 2025.
Tennis has played a leading role in calls for equal pay over the past two decades, and the four major leagues distribute the bonuses equally between men and women.
But some WTA tournaments still offer lower prize money for women. In Rome, the value of the “financial commitment” for men’s players is $9.51 million, compared to $3.5 million for women.
Angelo Benaghi, president of the Italian Tennis Federation, said last month that the tournament had begun procedures to ensure equal rewards within 3 years, but Anas Jaber demanded an immediate change.-
And the Tunisian star told the newspaper, “The New York Times“I don’t see a reason to wait. It’s very frustrating. It’s time for a change. The championship must behave better.”-
The men and women compete in the Italian Championship, which is one degree lower than the four major tournaments, in matches decided on the basis of the best in three groups, and a total of 128 players participate in the main draw.
Spain’s Paula Badusa said she did not understand the secret of the disparity in prize money in Rome, which attracts a number of elite players in the world.
And she added, “I do not know why the prizes are not equal now. They do not tell us the reason. They say that this is what is paid, and we must play.”