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French Open extends equal pay to women

Updated: March 16, 2007, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The French Open will award equal prize money to male and female players throughout the tournament, falling in line with the three other Grand Slam tournaments.

The announcement Friday by the French Tennis Federation extends last year's decision. The French Open paid the men's and women's singles champions the same for the first time, although the overall prize fund remained larger for men.

"In 2007, the parity will be total," federation president Christian Bimes said.

Bimes ...

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