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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2009, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

I notice the prize money for singles winner are equal, but women's singles play best of 3.

Do you think it's going to be too difficult or too tough physically and mentally for most women to play best of 5 sets? Or it would be scheduling hassle, which one could start earlier?

Who knows Safina could recover in the 3rd round? Or Elena or Maria or others could come back if it were best of 5?

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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

Forget the 5 sets, ive always wished that the men and woman singles winner would play each other just for fun.

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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

I think the finals should be 5 sets. I think there may have been a few different outcomes including this year's Wimbledon. A problem is though that the Roland Garros finals have been dire for several years now and some may not relish 3-5 sets of such awful play. At the same time though the play may have been better if Dinara had had more time to warm up and know she had the safety of 5 sets.

Overall though I ticket paying spectators have been short changed in recent years and if hte women want equal prize money then they should deliver equal 5 sets at least in the finals.

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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

in later rounds for sure...

don't know about early rounds...this time they were close, earlier year it was 61 61 (a third 61 does not held)

for sure the top players would benefit, no way oudin would have survived,...safina not so sure, kuz vs wozniaki would have been a top 5 setter in the end...and it's not like a fivesetter takes 5 hours...some atp are shorter than 3 hours..
but it won't happen, neither the woman nor the media wants it
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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

Nooooo, Imagine someone like Wozniacki or Jankovic playing a match going- 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 10-8. I could never see it happening. It's great that the woman only play best of 3.
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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

They couldn't pull off a string of 5 set wins, its just unhealthy. Women and men are built different physically, and personally I would get bored of all the errors.

Don't we have enough injuries as it is? Imagine Golovin playing a 5 set match
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They couldn't pull off a string of 5 set wins, its just unhealthy. Women and men are built different physically, and personally I would get bored of all the errors.

Don't we have enough injuries as it is? Imagine Golovin playing a 5 set match
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i think they should institute it in grand slam finals. The used to do it at the chase championships--that was fun
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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

They should play best-of-five from the first round on - just to avoid that players like Bartoli are able to reach a Grand-Slam-final.

I don't understand why they don't play 5 sets at the masters-final. It was a great thing!
At least that would garantuee 5 best-of-five matches a year!
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I'd rather they make the men play to three sets.

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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

No, it's already boring enough seeing the men play 5 sets at slams.

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I'd rather they make the men play to three sets.
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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

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I'd rather they make the men play to three sets.

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nooooooooooooo.. I love the fact that they have to play to five sets in GS's.
There is a difference between fysical capabilities of women and men, so I don't see any problem with playing to five for men and playing to three for women.
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Don't we have enough injuries as it is? Imagine Golovin playing a 5 set match
I'll settle for that.
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Re: Should women play best of 5 in women's singles grand-slam tennis?

women would train for 5 sets if they had to play them...didn't they use to play 5 at yec final??

anyways no...not for physical reasons but simply because it would take too long seeing EVERYONE play 5 sets of tennis...imagine a court with nadal/nole/jj/caro/robredo playing 5 sets each...that alone could take the opening week

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