World number one Serena Williams and second-ranked Andy Murray hit back on Tuesday at comments by Novak Djokovic that a pay disparity between women and men players is justified. MIAMI: World number one Serena Williams and second-ranked Andy Murray hit back on Tuesday (Mar 22) at comments by Novak Djokovic that a pay disparity between women and men players is justified. As the ATP and WTA Miami Open began, the world’s top players welcomed the resignation of Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore after the official disparaged women’s tennis at the weekend. “I think it’s for the best that he’s no longer the tournament director,” said Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber of Germany. “We are working actually so hard and the WTA is helping us.” Djokovic followed up Moore’s comments with controversial remarks of his own, noting women must go through “hormones and different stuff” and saying men’s matches have more spectators to justify, “I think that’s one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more.” That has aroused the ire of Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles crowns to 11 for Serbia’s Djokovic. “It has been, I would say disappointing,” Williams said on Tuesday of… Read full this story
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