Equal Pay for Equal Tennis?

Wimbledon's decision to pay women the same prize money as men is making some male players unhappy. Germany's Tommy Haas notes that men play best-of-five set matches, while women play best-of-three. But at this week's event in Memphis, the men's champion will earn four times as much as the women's champion.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word comes from a couple of male tennis players, reacting to yesterday's historic decision by officials at Wimbledon to pay women the same prize money as men. German tennis star Tommy Haas isn't happy. He's quoted as saying "the depth of men's tennis is much tougher than the women's, plus we play best-of-five set matches - women play best-of-three sets." British player Andy Murry(ph) says he agrees with the decision, up to a point. He says guys are obviously going to be annoyed if you go and play a five-hour match and then the women play a 45 minute match and they're getting the same money. Both were speaking from the Memphis International Tennis Tournament where the men's champion will earn four times as much as the women's champion.

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