Statement on prize money
Tennis Australia CEO Steve Wood has issued a statement on Australian Open prize money.
“Tennis Australia has had some very constructive and positive discussions with the ATP and the Player Council.
“We feel we have been well received and are buoyant about the future. We have talked about our long-term plans for player compensation, including further significant increases, and the feedback we have received from the ATP and the players has been positive.
“We have plans for further discussions regarding distribution and will also be having talks with the WTA to get their feedback.
“Our intention has always been to make a major contribution toward improving the compensation of professional tennis players to make their profession more viable throughout their ranks. The attitude of the players has been very pleasing.”
Steve Wood, Tennis Australia CEO