If anyone needs any further proof why women deserve equally prize money, look no further than NBC's ratings for the women's final which shot up 27 percent over last year due to Venus Williams. http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_y...F?slug=ap-wimbledonnotebook&prov=ap&type=lgns Corporations pay more money to advertise during events with bigger audiences so, if women like Venus drive ad revenue and tv ratings up, like Tiger Woods does in golf, they should be compensated accordingly. Like the movie analogy made earlier, who's willing to pay more money for a crappy movie just because it's 3 hours long versus an excellent 2 hour movie? Not many people! And I for one, would much rather see a 2 hour Venus Williams - Marion Bartoli match than say a 4 hour Justine Gilmestob - Tommy Robredo match any day. It is also refreshing to see, by the huge ratings and popularity the Williams sisters enjoy in the real world, that the close-minded people on this board, who incessantly spew hate toward them, are in the minority. like tiger woods, who also gets his fair share of hate mail too, the williams sisters choose to ignore the haters and just keep on acheiving - 26 grand slams titles and counting!