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Men's tennis a hotter product than women's tennis right now

Simply because the men show much more commitment to the sport.

On the women's side we have a no.1 that doesn't give a shit about GS titles and skips the whole European clay season (a disgrace which should not be allowed), a GS winner that is out of shape and only seen at movie premieres, a GS finalist that refuses to work on her biggest weakness resulting in her matches becoming freak-shows, and several others who show little effort to improve their game and shrug off GS losses without problem.

Except Justine, no one left her heart on the court at Roland Garros.
On the men's side, lots of players fought until total exhaustion and actually CARED about doing well.
And, they played their best tennis at this tournament, while most women tried to play their worst.

The women have to step it up soon or else the WTA Tour will get into trouble.
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I think that is just testament to how much competition the women's field has. Lindsay has to take all of those weeks off the European clay court season because otherwise she would be too tired and exhausted to face the likes of Amelie and Kim. It clearly helped her reach the quarters in the FO this year. And Amelie, how can you criticize her for even trying to get advice from Yannick Noah (which obviously didn't work out). It's how competitive the women's field is that's what making these people have to go through extraordinary lengths to achieve, and you're criticizing them for trying?

In the men's field right now, who is there? You just hear Roger and Rafael. What fun is that? It's boring as hell to watch and follow men's tennis because whichever event Roger and Rafael enter, you're almost certain that one of them will win it.

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Wait you mean you just realized now that womens tennis is a joke.
Actually, yes.

tennisfreak: Too tired LMAO.
What about the women's side? Justine enters = she wins.
And it seems to me that Puerta was much closer to beating Nadal than Federer. So there goes your "theory" which shows that you know zero about men's tennis.
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Actually, yes.

tennisfreak: Too tired LMAO.
What about the women's side? Justine enters = she wins.
And it seems to me that Puerta was much closer to beating Nadal than Federer. So there goes your "theory" which shows that you know zero about men's tennis.
Justine enters and wins, it's CLAY. On other surfaces, it's less predictable.

Nadal and Puerta End result, same thing. Nadal wins. And they did go to 4 sets as well, Nadal vs. Federer.

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Simply because the men show much more commitment to the sport.

On the women's side we have a no.1 that doesn't give a shit about GS titles and skips the whole European clay season (a disgrace which should not be allowed), a GS winner that is out of shape and only seen at movie premieres, a GS finalist that refuses to work on her biggest weakness resulting in her matches becoming freak-shows, and several others who show little effort to improve their game and shrug off GS losses without problem.

Except Justine, no one left her heart on the court at Roland Garros.
On the men's side, lots of players fought until total exhaustion and actually CARED about doing well.
And, they played their best tennis at this tournament, while most women tried to play their worst.

The women have to step it up soon or else the WTA Tour will get into trouble.
Why should V&S give two flying fucks when all they hear for years is that they are not good for the sports. Answer that one.
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agreed. men's tennis definitely has more stars who are commotted to tennis: Federer, Roddick, Safin, Hewitt and now Nadal. Definitely a lot more in terms of rivalries and nail biting matches.

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a GS finalist that refuses to work on her biggest weakness resulting in her matches becoming freak-shows
Are you talking about Kim?

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Are you talking about Kim?
I think (or should I say hope? ) (s)he's talking about Elena D...
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nadal Vs Puerta was an amazin match, full of energy and variety of shots.. had everything in it.

Henin Vs Pierce... can't compare
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I think (or should I say hope? ) (s)he's talking about Elena D...
I hope it too because it would not do any justice to Kim calling her GS finals freakshows.

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Is there another big money sport where the women do as well as the men?
Tennis has to be the biggest women's sport in the world.
In money and fame.

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People need to make up their minds as to what exactly they want.When Venus and Serena were winning everything,we were constantly being told it was not good.Now that we have more competition in women's tennis these same people are complaining.Why should the competitiveness in women's tennis be on the back of the Williams sisters?.They are damn if they do,and damn if they don't.It's about time they do what is best for them.
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Are you talking about Kim?
Nope. manu is on the right track.
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It was indicated on this thread by several posters that the ATP men are more committed to the tour than the WTA women are.

If this is so, how do you explain?

Is it because the men earn more money from the tournaments, or is it because the women earn so much more in commercial endorsements? Or is there some other reason???


Will someone please post a listing of earnings both from the tours and from commercial endorsements and other outside interests by players from both genders? This may perhaps illustrate why there is a difference in commitment.

Thank you in advance for your research.

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Is there another big money sport where the women do as well as the men?

In ice skating [figures & dance], women earn a great deal more money than do the men both in terms of tour earnings and commercial endorsements. Of course, they also attract far more fans and generate far more income for the promotors and commercial sponsors so that the earning disparity is fully deserved. This is also true for professional gymnastics.

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