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By prospect   August 2006

The rise of China (continued)

Most of us were too busy cursing Cristiano Ronaldo to notice, but this year’s Wimbledon saw the first ever Chinese victors—Yan Zi and Zheng Jie following up their Australian Open ladies’ doubles triumph with a second grand slam title. Elsewhere at SW19 the argument continued over the gender disparity in prize money. But a little number-crunching provides support for the status quo—the men’s champion, Roger Federer, played 202 games on his way to the title, meaning his £655,000 winnings worked out at £3,243 a game. But Amélie Mauresmo played 140 games to pocket her £625,000,…

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