'They won't buy tickets to see women ...'


... play tennis. How wrong they were.

A very interesting article in The Guardian celebrating the origins of the WTA 50 years ago.

"The Virginia Slims Circuit provided the platform for the formation of the WTA, which has risen to the structures of today. An obvious point: last year, 49 years after the players posed with $1 contracts for the world to see, Ashleigh Barty won the record tennis prize of $4.42m at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen."

Many happy returns!


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That's true for ticket sales at women's tennis events in most places in the world. That's why they're always wanting to join forces with the ATP and have events together like at the slams and masters events.