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‘Prize Money in Rome Stinks’ – Martina Navratilova Blatantly Calls Out Italian Open Organizers for Their Indifference

Published 05/09/2022, 7:21 AM EDT

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The legendary former tennis player Martina Navratilova has been a voice of tennis for quite some time now. She never shies away from putting her points forward. Or giving an opinion on any recent issue related to tennis. The 65-year-old has also been one of the many sports personalities. Who have raised their voice against the pay gap between male and female athletes.

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Back in 2018, she shocked the world, when she revealed that the pay she gets as a commentator is at least ten times lesser than her fellow male commentators. The 18-time grand slam winner has yet again raised a similar issue.


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Martina Navratilova Questions Italian Open Prize Money

Navratilova has raised her voice against the disparity of prize money in the Italian Open 2022. she took to her Twitter account to express her disappointment. Martina shared a tweet from British sports broadcaster David Law. In which he has compared the prize money for males and females in the event.

She said that the prize money in Rome stinks and questioned the disparity in the prize money.


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“The prize money in Rome stinks! Whatever happened to equal money in combined events?!?” she wrote.

Astonishingly, the winner’s prize money for males is 836,355 Euros whereas for females it goes down to 33,260 Euros. The difference between prize money is over 2.5 times. However, looking at the enormous difference, it won’t be wrong to say that Martina has raised a valid point here.

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Martina on Carlos Alcaraz

Before the clash between Novak and Carlos, Martina Gave her opinion on the young Spaniard. Martina compared his style of play with current world number 1 Novak Djokovic. She said that for her, Carlos is a better version of Djokovic. she added that the 19-year-old moves like Novak but hits a better ball out wide.

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Carlos Alcaraz is certainly a rising superstar of the current generation. The 19-year-old stamped his authority by defeating top players like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on his way to the final of the Madrid Open, where he won easily against current world number 3 Alexander Zverev to clinch the title.


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