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Tennis-Equal prize money debate irks Serena

Serena Williams

By: Eastern Eye Staff

If Elena Vesnina was red faced after being on the receiving end of a 48-minute 6-2 6-0 semi-final mauling at the hands of Serena Williams—at least it wasn’t as bad as the 19-minute wipeout American Alice Marble inflicted in 1939. On that occasion, three-times Roland Garros champion Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling probably felt she had hardly warmed up before she found herself walking off the court after suffering the quickest ever semi-final defeat at the All England Club. Seventy-seven years later, the ease with which Williams made it through to her ninth Wimbledon final once again raised the question of whether…

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