Tipsarevic: Equal prize money ridiculous

by: Matt Cronin | July 17, 2012

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Janko Tipsarevic tells the publication Berner Zeitung that female tennis players should not be paid the same as men, and takes swipe at their quality of play.

"Men's tennis is currently in the top four in terms of quality and popularity, it’s at its peak, just like golf when Tiger Woods dominated," Tipsarevic said. "In women's tennis it’s very different. I do not underestimate the achievements of Victoria Azarenka and the others, but their best time is over. That was when the Williams sisters, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo were at the top. I wouldn't say a good junior could beat Serena 6-1, 6-2, but it is ridiculous that women get equal prize money at the Grand Slams."

An earlier translation of the quote regarding Serena from German to English by Sport.ch was incorrect.

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