OXFORD, UK - British No.1 Johanna Konta spoke to famed debating society the Oxford Union, telling her audience of the importance of perseverance - and why it is vital that men and women should receive equal pay.
A week after Equal Pay Day in the UK, the 27-year-old declared: "If a man and a woman do the same job, they should be paid the same. Sport has historically been a masculine industry, and we should champion the women who are speaking out for change."
The WTA has been at the forefront of fighting for equal pay for women since its inception.
She also spoke of what she had learnt from her career in tennis so far, saying: "If you are in the pursuit of excellence in any field, your biggest asset is perseverance. My undying love for my sport has kept me pushing for success."
Konta reached the Top 4 in 2017, following her run to the Wimbledon semifinals; she had got to the last four in the Australian Open the year before. Currently ranked World No.37, her titles include Stanford in 2016, and Sydney and Miami in 2017.