Originally Posted by NadalSharapova
Maria Sharapova is the most elegant player who plays aesthetically pleasing tennis, hence the popularity and endorsements.
Let's be serious now.
But as for Simon's comments, like he said the fact that the men's final tickets are so much more expensive than the women's pretty much says it all. More people are willing to see the men, and they are willing to pay more for it. So in this sense, equal pay means women are
eating into the money won by the men.
But the difference in appeal is not so huge that it is grossly unfair, so I guess it's a symbolic gesture to let women win the same in at least one sport. Maybe having mixed tournaments is also helping the viewership numbers in general.