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Coming a Longish Way, Baby

What does a female champ make compared with a man?

LAST YEAR AmélieMauresmo received $1.117 million for winning Wimbledon—a nice chunk of change,until you consider that Roger Federer took home $53,000 more for winning thesame tournament. (Federer also received a nice gold cup; Mauresmo got whatlooks like an oversized cheese tray.) This summer the men's and women's winnersat the All England Club will receive the same amount of loot, making Wimbledonthe last of tennis's majors to award equal prize money to its champions. Here'sa look at how payouts vary by gender in other sports. The upshot: If you've gota daughter, cancel those golf lessons and get her on the tennis court.

$560,000[women]
$1,225,000 [men]

U.S. Open(Golf)

$300,000[women]
$1,338,480

British Open

$300,000[women]
$1,224,000 [men]

PGA/LPGAChampionship

$50,000[women]
$5 million [men]

ProBasketball*

$3,750 [women]
$2.9 million [men]

Baseball/Softball*

$130,000[women]
$130,000 [men]

NYC Marathon

$100,000[women]
$100,000 [men]

BostonMarathon

*Figures areaverage salaries for NBA, WNBA, MLB and National Pro Fastpitch league

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CLIVE BRUNSKILL/GETTY IMAGES (FEDERER AND MAURESMO)

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FRANK FRANKLIN II/AP (MARILSON GOMES DOS SANTOS)

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BARRY GOSSAGE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (DIANA TAURASI)

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NICK LAHAM/GETTY IMAGES (ANNIKA SORENSTAM)