i dont think they take it easy. in club on the other hand, in club tennis it happens a lot but only on the serve really, in club i tend to take it easy with my serve against females but with my groundies i dont as much. the only reason i do it with my serve is because one of my old teamates said she hates it when the guys hit their serve at full strength coz some woman cant handle it (she got hit in the face with a guys serve once) actually i feel really sorry for the women when i rally with them coz they stumble trying to get to the ball but dont get anywhere near it, but its funny when im rallying with the guys because they can get to it but they cant move the feet (actually most of the time i just hit it straight to them and they can get out of the way and i beat them for pace and they cant get it back)
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.