Victoria Azarenka battles to fine win in Stuttgart before blasting tennis gender pay-gap

Victoria Azarenka reacts PA

Victoria Azarenka battled her way into the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart before insisting the men’s game should ditch their occasional five-set format to help end any debate on equal pay in tennis.

The former world number one recovered from losing the first set against defending champion Karolina Pliskova to claim a fine 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in Germany.

However, afterwards she took to social media to tackle what she perceives as an unfair pay-gap in tennis.

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