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Schiavone vs Kuznetsova was no longer than an average men's 5-setter

Why are commentators so focused on pointing out how tired Francesca is after that match, when ATP players routinely (well, not routinely, but often enough) play 5-set matches in Slams, come back after a rest day and win their next round?

Francesca is very very fit. There was no need to turn her match against Wozniacki into a pity party. Schiavone showed that, like the men, she is tough enough to play a 5-setter and come back roaring to go in the next round. Too bad she didn't win it.
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Re: Schiavone vs Kuznetsova was no longer than an average men's 5-setter

Because the workload was the equivalent of a men's long five setter?

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Its probably because of Fran's age. I expect Wozniacki to play 5 hours then play 5 hours the next night.
Men do that USO SF & F, they can play 10 hours of high quality in 2 days

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Are you serious? 5 sets are usually taken less time and if somebody play 4:44 hours he have big problem for his next match, very big problem...
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Men are vastly superior physically to women, we don't need to do this debate right?

Even with that fact, some are still tired for their next match.
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Men are physically superior to females, it's science, no need to argue that. Most of the womens draw would be gone if the WTA played 5 setters.

Francesca's passion for the game overrides her fatigue, it's something that we all love to watch and is very inspirational.
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Re: Schiavone vs Kuznetsova was no longer than an average men's 5-setter

Well for starters Fransexa is a woman and she does a lot more running and scrambling than any ATP player in the same time frame. Men also are not robots - Isner was dead on his feet in his next match after beating Mahut and was trashed thoroughly. And his game mainly consists of huge serves and putaways.

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Its probably because of Fran's age. I expect Wozniacki to play 5 hours then play 5 hours the next night.
Men do that USO SF & F, they can play 10 hours of high quality in 2 days

Not really. The men really struggle without the rest day at USO if they have a 5-set semifinal. Luckily the last 3 years, the Sunday final has been rained out.
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Re: Schiavone vs Kuznetsova was no longer than an average men's 5-setter

still not enough for the Djoker last year... and had Fed known it was going to rain, maybe he wouldn't have felt the need to tank sets to save energy for the final...



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Newsflash! Women have different bodies than men!

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Why are commentators so focused on pointing out how tired Francesca is after that match, when ATP players routinely (well, not routinely, but often enough) play 5-set matches in Slams, come back after a rest day and win their next round?

Francesca is very very fit. There was no need to turn her match against Wozniacki into a pity party. Schiavone showed that, like the men, she is tough enough to play a 5-setter and come back roaring to go in the next round. Too bad she didn't win it.
Verdasco and Nadal's epic 5 setter semifinal at the '09 AO was I think 5 hours and 14 minutes and it was the longest match in AO history. This match was only about half an hour less than that, so this match was definitely longer than most 5-setters.

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you have to consider she is 30, and that her game is reaaly defensive, i think she ran at least 1/3 more than sveta in her match,plus she is not a man (despite what someone say on this forum), and finally in her post match interview she said that she could have run for other 5 km after the match with wozniacki and she thinks she did't loose for tiredness but because she did't take her chances
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Men are physically superior to females, it's science, no need to argue that. Most of the womens draw would be gone if the WTA played 5 setters.

Francesca's passion for the game overrides her fatigue, it's something that we all love to watch and is very inspirational.
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Well for starters Fransexa is a woman and she does a lot more running and scrambling than any ATP player in the same time frame. Men also are not robots - Isner was dead on his feet in his next match after beating Mahut and was trashed thoroughly. And his game mainly consists of huge serves and putaways.
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