This Thursday, March 8, 2018 marks the 33rd International Women’s Day. This is an opportunity to highlight some of the inequalities that women face. In the field of wages where they are often paid less than men, the finding does not escape the world of sport at the highest level.
Based on the latest Forbes ranking that dates back to 2017, it is safe to say that Serena Williams is the only woman in the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world in 2017.
The American is not even among the top forty names. It only reaches 51st position with revenues estimated at 21.8 million euros. An amount three times less than that of Cristiano Ronaldo, which also dominates this ranking with 75.3 million euros.
However, tennis is a sport where the leaders of the federations make efforts to reduce the wage gap between men and women. The organizers of Grand Slams have decided to harmonize the winnings between the two tables, but this is not the case in some tournaments and even in other sports.
There is still work to be done to reduce inequalities between men and women in a number of areas. This is why women have a duty to continue fighting for a society of gender equality.
This Thursday, March 08, Serena Williams will play her first game in front of the public of Indian Wells after a few months of maternity leave following her delivery in September 2017. The former World N.1 will be opposed to Kazakhe Zarina Diyas, 53rd world .
“I’m ready to go in the field to see what’s going to happen, I know there’s going to be little setbacks, I’m getting ready,” she said.