Conservatives on the London Assembly have called on Wimbledon to equalise prize money for men and women in the competition.
The women’s singles winner this year will scoop £625,000, compared to £655,000 for the men’s.
In the doubles women can expect £205,280, compared to £220,690.
Brian Coleman AM, Chair of the London Assembly, today has branded the practice “unacceptable discrimination” and said he hoped that by bringing pressure to bear Wimbledon will cease to be the only major tennis tournament operating two different prize levels.
Mr Coleman said “Wimbledon is a wonderful sporting occasion and something that all Londoners should be rightly proud, however the difference in prize money represents unacceptable discrimination.
To offer a lower prize to women is wholly unnecessary and something that should end this year.”