We are back from hiatus to bring you an episode that we have been working on for months, one that serves as a continuation of our previous dive into Pre-Open Era tennis. With tennis players now able to earn a living while also competing against the best at all the tournaments, we follow the development of the WTA Tour after its inception, the persistent struggles for equality over the decades, and the players who played major roles in making it happen.
04:02 Why do this episode now?
07:21 Cultural context for equal prize money and conditions under which movement arose
20:25 Tennis at the onset of the Open Era & the emergence of the women’s tour
37:51 Chris Evert emerges at the exact right time for women’s tennis
43:43 The WTA takes off; the women take Wimbledon to task
57:42 What were the arguments back then surrounding equal pay?
71:08 Ebbs and flows in the 80s and 90s, but the fight continues
83:00 Wimbledon’s decades-long petty misogyny against EPM
97:20 Our cautions and takeaways from this episode
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I Love This S#@! I Love It
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Proceed With Caution
Is It Worth It?
The Ending of That Was Iffy: 2020 ATP Wrap
Smile Because It's Over: 2020 WTA Wrap
sTaY sTrOnG, guys
The Sound of the ATP's Silence
Yes or Mess: A Pop Culture Experience
Das ist mein Haus
I Want Your Sets
Kick Rocks, Eat Dirt
Drip It Like It's Hot
Bubble Wrap: Women Save The Day
Double Bubble, Toil, and Trouble
Be Careful Who You Association With
The Long Island Project
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