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Women's players make less then male counterparts

Updated: June 30, 2012, 7:39 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon

An unsuspecting Gilles Simon hardly knew what he was unleashing when he suggested earlier this week that the Grand Slams should no longer pay equal prize money for men and women.

"I think that men's tennis is really ahead of women's tennis at this stage," he said in a French radio interview, citing a variety of reasons -- from the fact men play best-of-five series and women a best-of-three format to attendance being lower at some women's events compared to men's.

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