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Like a boss! Serena responds to gender pay row

March 23, 2016 08:50 IST

'I wouldn't say my son deserved more money than my daughter because he's a man'

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Serena Williams has a perfect response to the gender pay row. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic's comments at Indian Wells were poorly received by leading players, with women's World No 1 Serena Williams describing them as 'disappointing'.

"I wouldn't say my son deserved more money than my daughter because he's a man. It would be shocking," Williams said at the Miami Open.

World No 2 Andy Murray said he supported equal pay '100 per cent' and felt Djokovic's idea that pay should be linked to attendances did not stand up.

"It depends on the matches day by day. The men's game has had some great rivalries for the past few years," the Briton said.

"The whole of tennis should strengthen from that, not just the men's game."

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