>> With Wimbledon just around the corner, a new debate about equality in the tennis game. The tournament now gives men and women players the same prize money and billing. But a glance at the players' boxes tells a very different story. Now coaches reign supreme. Only 5 of the world's top 100 women single's players are coached by fellow females.
According to the Women's Tennis Association, the highest ranking women with a female coach is world number 14 Jelena Ostapenko. She is trained by Anabel Medina Garrigues. They won the French Open together earlier this month.>> She says it's shame that we don't have a lot of women coaches because they understand women a lot better.
They're able to get inside their mind, know how they're feeling on the court, know their emotions and men just think differently.>> Top seed Brit Andy Murray bucked the trend in 2014. He hired Amelie Mauresmo in a high profile move.>> Well, Amelie Mauresmo, who coached Andy Murray, is probably the most high profile female coach there's ever been.
Only lasted for a couple of years. But it kind of projected the women coach into the limelight. In the same way you have Stefan Edberg coached Federer, Boris Becker coached Djokovic, and Andre Agassi. Perhaps that's what the women's game needs, a big name like Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova to get into coaching and maybe you'll have more women coaches come forward then.
>> Until that happens, female tennis coaches likely to remain the exception rather than the rule.