Wimbledon to set same charges for men’s and women’s finals as Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty get ready to defend their titles

Wimbledon decides to charge the same amount of money for men's and women's finals and Emma Raducanu's role in the decision.

Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2021
Ash Barty and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2021

Wimbledon has decided to charge the same amount of money for tickets of both men’s and women’s finals at the Wimbledon 2022. The decision came after the news that the men’s final in 2021 between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini had much more expensive tickets as compared to the women’s final between Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova.

Wimbledon made the decision to show that women’s tennis is as important as men’s tennis. According to the All England Club officials, “the decision to ensure that the women’s event is not perceived to be any less important”.

At the Australian Open, we witnessed that the viewership for Ash Barty’s matches was much more as compared to high-ranked men’s matches. This shows us that there is no need left to charge more money for men’s matches since both attract nearly equal viewership.

Wimbledon decision to charge the same amount of money for men and women finals

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Another major reason behind Wimbledon deciding to increase the prices of women’s finals tickets could be the introduction of Emma Raducanu. The young Brit will be playing for the first time in London after her unbelievable victory at the US Open last year.

Raducanu had a great run in 2021 at the major but had to forfeit a match due to injury. However, her win at the US Open means that much more viewers will be tuning in to watch the young brit perform well in London.

Raducanu has the chance of becoming the first female singles player from Great Britain to win Wimbledon since Virginia Wade in 1977. Just like Ash Barty at the Australian Open, we could expect the crowd coming out and heavily supporting Raducanu.

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