Using Weekly Earnings Opportunity to Measure the Prize Money Gender Gap

Using Weekly Earnings Opportunity to Measure the Prize Money Gender Gap

Prize money has been the primary yardstick for measuring gender inequality in professional tennis. Most in-depth studies of prize money differences have focused on earnings of top players or prize money commitments by tournament. In this post, I take a different view on prize money differences by focusing on earning opportunities in each week of the the tour calendar.