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The female half of the game was not always as well-paid and glamorous as it is today.

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is hosting the first match of this year's season ending Women's Tennis Association championships.

This year, the world's top eight ranked women will play for a total purse of nearly $4.5m.

But, as Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Doha, such rewards were not always the case with the women's game.

Source: Al Jazeera