Chris Evert, a Crucial WTA Pioneer, Promotes President Joe Biden’s Honest Promise to a Little Girl’s Frustration on Equal Pay Day

Published 03/16/2023, 5:38 AM EDT

The 14th of March 2023 was celebrated as Equal Pay Day. A significant day for the WTA legends who have, for years, stood up for themselves and for other women tennis players. Tennis currently boasts the least gap in pay between men and women. However, it should be emphasized that the gap is still beyond thirty percent. Chris Evert, one of the pioneers for equal pay in tennis, is proud of how young people stand up to the equal pay battle even today.

The American tennis legend has often strived for equal pay and equal coverage, as evident by her take at the French Open. Moreover, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, Martina Navratilova, among others like Billie Jean King, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams are a few prominent names who have encouraged pay equality in the sport.

Chris Evert promotes a child’s promise of equal pay 


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The former tennis player recently took to her Twitter account to react to a child’s letter written to President Joe Biden, appealing to him to look into women receiving equal pay. A child named Charlotte sent the POTUS a letter in which she clearly expressed her concern regarding how men are paid more for the same role.


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Biden posted the letter on Twitter with his answer to the child’s queries. Moreover, he wrote, that he is aware of the gaps but added that he is building an economy in which daughters and sons will have the same opportunity to grow globally.


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Additionally, seeing this tweet, the former world number one retweeted the tweet and praised the child’s effort. She wrote, “Love this; well done, Charlotte!” However, even after so many years, the crucial WTA star raises her voice on a matter that has been sidelined for decades.

Evert still points to the equal pay pointers 

The social voice of Chris Evert still fights for equal pay whenever there is an opportunity. Last year, in an interview with ESPN, she weighed in on how both sides compete fairly and on similar levels. However, she identified problems like the pay gap and reduced coverage.


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Other than the Grand Slam tournaments, various other tournaments have more lucrative prize money in the men’s tournament when compared to their counterparts.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra