Should We Have A Longer Grass Season?
I think yes for 3 reasons:
would shorten the hard court stretch, even by a couple of weeks, and thus hopefully have some effect in reducing injuries caused by an unforgiving surface
encouarge more creativity from players at all levels of the game, as it's difficult to win on grass by doing the same thing over and over again. Even the big girls start to serve and volley at wimbledon
and most importantly it would shake yup the rankings no end. I can think of a good dozen brits, (and several other players) who could of gone from journeywoman on the challenger circuit to top 100 players with a bit mroe grass court matches.
in fairness, the grass season has actually been extended by a week this year. The itf have put in a 10k in Oxford during the first week of the french open. hurrah.
oh and there are 3 events coming up in japan (one 25k and two 50k's) which are being played on artificial grass, so i guess they kinda count too.