— Published 7 November 2023

The ITF plays the parity card

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is moving towards parity. Its president, the American David Haggerty, made the announcement himself on Monday November 6: the 2023 edition of the Billie Jean King Cup, which kicks off this Tuesday in Seville (until Sunday November 12), will feature a record prize money of $9.6 million. It will be divided between the twelve qualifying countries, with a prize pool of $2.4 million for the winning nation. With this increase in prize money, the ITF is putting the women’s competition back on a par with the men’s Davis Cup. “We are proud to announce this news on the eve of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup finals, said David Haggerty. Gender parity in our sport is a key element of the ITF’s ‘Advantage for All’ program. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer prize money on a par with the Davis Cup Finals.”