Women’s tennis shortchanged again

Antiquated views of men like Raymond Moore and Novak Djokovic devalue women’s tennis

27th March, 2016
Novak Djokovic: controversial comments Picture: Getty

The swift backlash against sexist comments made by a tennis executive has forced him out. Yet much of the reaction also shows how much his attitude towards women athletes will remain in the game.

Last Sunday, Raymond Moore, chief executive of Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which hosts the BNP Paribas Open, had this to say about the Women’s Tennis Association:

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