WTA CEO responds to Moore resignation

By iSportconnect | March 22, 2016

 

Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore quit under heavy fire on Monday after he said women players owe their success to men.
Moore said over the weekend: “In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) because they ride on the coattails of the men. They don’t make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky. If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.”
WTA CEO, Steve Simon has now responded to Moore’s decision to resign:

“Raymond Moore has taken full responsibility for the unacceptable comments he has made.  It is the right decision for him to step down.  The BNP Paribas Open has supported the payment of equal prize money to all players since 2009.  The WTA looks forward to working with Mr. Ellison and the Indian Wells team on the continued efforts in making the sport better and equal for all players.”