Have some respect, Gilles Simon

Updated: June 28, 2012, 3:56 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND -- The easy route would be to dismiss Gilles Simon as a chauvinist whose belief that women do not deserve equal pay at Grand Slam events is simply not evolved for the year 2012. Certainly, he has a right to his opinion, as does the International Tennis Federation, which announced it would be paying men and women equally at Wimbledon and obviously disagrees with Simon.

The players, such as Roger Federer and Samantha Stosur, demurred on the issue Wednesday, essentially ...

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