The Billie Jean King Cup hands out an equal amount of prize money for the first time in an effort to bridge the pay gap.
The pay gap in sports is very glaring and has always been across the board. There are many reasons for that but in recent times, there has been a concentrated effort in sports to reduce the pay gap with tennis doing some great things on that front.
The grand slam events hand out equal prize money now and the Billie Jean King Cup handed out the same amount of prize money this year to the Davis Cup. Switzerland won the competition a few days ago and they got two million for their win as part of the 11.4 total prize money.
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It's the same amount the Davis Cup will be handing out this year as well with journalist Ben Rothenberg pointing out the significance of this:
"Prize money doesn't get discussed as much in the team events, but this is a big deal, especially against the background of the overall ATP-WTA pay gap widening considerably."