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Ashleigh Barty claims biggest prize money pot in tennis history at WTA Finals

Ashleigh Barty said it was a “bizarre” feeling to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and claim the biggest winner’s cheque in tennis. Barty outclassed defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the US$4.42m (A$6.4m) Shenzhen final to become the first world No 1 to win the tournament since Serena Williams five years ago and the first Australian since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976
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    Great win Ash!!

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    Great accomplishment to Ash Barty however I'm confused. If women are supporters of equality then why are womens Championship matches the best of 3 Sets whilst the mens are the best of 5.? It would seem the men are expected to put in the greater effort for, on a per game basis, less financial gain. Or is this the female version of "equality" when the womans reward is the greater for less effort,it's acceptable. Just sayin'

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