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Novak Djokovic’s Unfortunate Comments Reveal Sad State of Sexism in Professional Tennis

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The world of professional tennis is coming under scrutiny this week following a slew of inflammatory and sexist comments made by some of the sport’s most recognizable figures.

With the issue of the gender pay gap garnering more attention as each year goes by and women are still not making equal wages compared to men in professions across the board, it’s no surprise that pro sports is also affected by the inherently sexist inequality .

Even tennis, one of only a few sports that promote equal prize purses in both men’s and women’s tournaments, in caught up in the controversy, and given recent comments by the likes of world #1 Novak Djokovic, it appears that the refined sport still has a long way to come.

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