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Men's Tennis Lacks Diversity Of Women's Game Despite Rising African-American Participation
Published August 26, 2014
TUGGING ON THE PURSE STRINGS: The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Steven Kutz asks, "How much does tennis spread the wealth?" Fernando Verdasco, the 32nd highest-paid player in men's tennis this year has made $757,446, while the "No. 32 earner on the PGA Tour this year, J.B. Holmes, has made" more than $2M. PGA Tour events in '14 "will pay out" $308M, while ATP tourneys -- "plus the Grand Slams -- will pay" $160M (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8/26).