Is debate about sets played or good tennis?

Updated: August 31, 2012, 11:46 AM ET
By Jane McManus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Anne Worcester was head of the women's tour in 1996, when the Australian Open decided it would no longer offer men and women equal prize money. This put the WTA, on the brink of a new era featuring players named Martina Hingis and Venus Williams, in a bad spot.

So Worcester, whose job description often included lobbying, got together with players such as Steffi Graf, Anke Huber and Monica Seles. She explained the Australian Open had pointed to the fact that ...

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