Originally Posted by bullfan
I also wonder how much they pay Serena vs Maria? Let's face it, Maria makes more because she's white. Serena is far better of a player, but not as marketable, and there's only one reason. Please inform me of any reason other than skin color. Serena didn't have issues at USOpen until 2009, and had been screwed over before that by umpires. Serena has screwed up in a few matches, but the earning power was based on Maria winning 1 GS, and Serena could win 8 and earn far less in sponsorship.
There is no other reason. So sad to know that our system works this way.