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Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore attends the trophy presentation ceremony after the men's final at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, March 20, 2016.
World number one Serena Williams ripped "offensive" remarks by Moore, who claimed women's tennis was riding on the coattails of the men's game. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore attends the trophy presentation ceremony after the men's final at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, March 20, 2016. World number one Serena Williams ripped "offensive" remarks by Moore, who claimed women's tennis was riding on the coattails of the men's game. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
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At the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tournament director Raymond Moore said that women tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men." He added: "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." He later apologized, but his remarks angered many.

Unlike other sports, in professional tennis, women and men get equal prize money. And, as Serena Williams pointed out, tickets for the women's final at last year's U.S. Open sold out before tickets to the men's final. Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with CBS News’s Jill Schlesinger about gender and pay, in tennis and at the office.

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This segment aired on March 21, 2016.

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