Michelle Obama Criticizes Pay for Women’s Sports at US Open (1)

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Former US First Lady Michelle Obama advocated for equal pay for female athletes at the US Open, the latest prominent figure to push for progress in women’s sports.

Addressing the Arthur Ashe stadium crowd on Monday night in Flushing Meadows, New York, Obama honored Billie Jean King, who implored sponsors and the United States Tennis Association to facilitate equal prize money. The milestone occurred for the first time at the 1973 US Open. In 2023, singles champions will each earn $3 million.

“It would take 34 years before all the other majors followed suit, and even today, there …

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