Views are not entirely based on how "interesting" they are lol. I don't find Osaka entertaining at all and her serve bot matches can be very boring. Wozniacki was watched more than someone like Hsieh who is on a different in the interesting category. But, osaka is a much, much bigger name and has many more fans than Medvedev does so she will always be watched more.They cannot know with absolute certainty, in advance of the event. But they can estimate the probabilities from many-decades-long experience. And thoughout those decades, men's side generated more interest and inflows.
Again, if things change, and women start to CONSISTENTLY attract more interest than men, they will be paid more than men. Sponsors are not idiots, they know their business.
Because she takes part in the draw that is less interesting to watch. Well, maybe it is YOUR opinion that it is more intereting to watch Osaka than Medvedev, fair enough. However, in MOST years, MORE viewers believe men's competition is more attractive. Sorry ...
P.S. As a disclaimer, despite my country flag, I very much dislike Medvedev as a person. But I definitely would prefer to watch his match than Osaka's, if I had to choose. Becasue Osaka's game is boring to me, while Medvedev's is not.
It doesn't sit right with me that she or any other woman who generates more revenue than the men has to be paid less because her draw as a whole generates slightly less ratings (There isn't much of a difference at the slams where they get paid equally). There is no perfect system because unfairness would still exist either way but imo equal pay is the best way to try and level things out as much as possible.
One slightly off claim doesn't negate my entire point sorry..... and I was right that "no one cared for him" which is a figure of speech which means that not a lot of people give fucks about him.You claimed she earned more