Are women tennis players mentaly weaker than men??
This is a subject that I been thinking about for some time. Today we have seen Serena and Venus play at about 50-60 % of their normal capacity and loose. During the last days we have also seen Maria play like crap, also about 50-60 % (but win). And this kind of poor play from Serena, Venus and Maria are not that unusal. Just during the last year or so they have performed this way several times. And bare in mind: these (Serena, Venus and Maria) players are suppose to be the mental strong ones on the wta tour. And compare to the rest, they definitally are. Just think of the other top players: Ivanovich, Kuznetzova, Mauresmo, Dementieva, Jankovich and so on.
And compare this to the players on the ATP-tour. First of all, you donīt see them "choke" so often, and when they do get nervous - they donīt loose all their game, most of the times they still perform on a level about 80-90 of their normal capacity. I find these differences in coping with preassure quite obvious, and above all very strange. Do you guys agree in this analasys, and if so, what are the reasons that the women players seems to cope with preasure less effective than men, and above all, when they get nervous they seem to loose more of their game compare to the male players.
(Now, this is not dis the women-tennis, I still find it more intresting than male tennis)