Re: Equal Prize money and Sets
Personally I don't, or never thought it was fair. The only reason why I didn't care/think about it much, cause there were times over the years when women's tennis was more popular than men. Women's tennis also had the biggest stars and intrigue, as well. From an American perspective, they really felt that way, cause Venus and Serena were winning most the titles the past 10 yrs, and American male players sucked. It's cyclical.
It's been said, that women's tennis looks very sloppy when played in 5 sets? Who knows? But I guess now, when the men's game has more sizzle and the biggest stars playing top notch tennis regularly, this will come up until more women play at a higher standard (or become dominant champions). We'll See?
PS: The intrigue/interest could be ratcheted up substantially (as well) if you had a healthy Clijsters, Serena and Venus, playing regularly against the likes of Petra, Masha, Woza, Li Na and Azarenka in the majors and big events.
Last edited by Excelscior; Jul 11th, 2011 at 02:15 PM.