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Equal Prize money and Sets

This seems to be a debate that goes on and on and on. Do you believe Women should play 5 sets in Grand slams so no one can say they don't deserve the same prize money as the men? Or do you believe its fair the way it is??
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I would compare it to NBA &WNBA.
If the women are playing the same sport as men, then who or what determines the pay scale?

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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.

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If it ain't broke don't fix it. Well WTA might be a little defective at the moment, but making them play longer, tire themselves out further, and get injured more is not the remedy.

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Re: Equal Prize money and Sets

and should actors in longer movies get paid more than actors in short movies?

imo the length of the match has nothing to do with anything, really.

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I don't want to see women playing 5 setters. Take a look at Kuznetsova vs. Schiavone at this year's Aussie Open(6–4, 1–6, 16–14 - breaking it down, the sets would've been like 6-4, 6-1, 7-6, 7-6, 2-2), they were both dying out there before the 3rd set was even 3/4 towards the finish line. Neither could chase anything down and also sprayed horrible (but excusable) errors as a result of fatigue. Schiavone then heavily struggled in the next round, and crumbled after taking the first set against Wozniacki.

So if making women play 5 setters will result in this sort of thing, then I wouldn't want it, and I doubt anybody else would either.

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Re: Equal Prize money and Sets

The funny thing is prize money is equal in Slams where men play longer matches. Prize money is less for the women in almost every other tournament and there the match length is the same.

I don't think match length matters. It should just be an economical argument. At combined events, if the men bring in more money (attract more spectators, sponsors, and broadcasting contracts) then they should get more of it. If you can't prove that they do, then equal prize money is the only way.

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Re: Equal Prize money and Sets

Personally, I'm not always that thrilled when watching a men's 5 setter. I don't think they're all as great as people would like to have you think. The longer the score doesn't make the match any greater. The women really proved themselves at Wimbledon this year, they had handfuls of great 3 set dramas that we usually once see a once or twice in slams these days.

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The funny thing is prize money is equal in Slams where men play longer matches. Prize money is less for the women in almost every other tournament and there the match length is the same.
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Imagine a match that lasts for more than 3 sets between someone like Sharapova or Bartoli and Cibulkova or Wozniacki. It is not going to be pretty.
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5 set matches are anyways.. Lets just have best of 3 if at all.

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Personally, I'm not always that thrilled when watching a men's 5 setter. I don't think they're all as great as people would like to have you think. The longer the score doesn't make the match any greater. The women really proved themselves at Wimbledon this year, they had handfuls of great 3 set dramas that we usually once see a once or twice in slams these days.
I totally agree with you. In the early rounds as well which was fantastic to see from the ladies.
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Re: Equal Prize money and Sets

Yes.

I think Wozniacki would wear most other players down over the course of 5 sets.


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I think Wozniacki would wear most other players down over the course of 5 sets.
Thats interesting. So you think if it was 5 sets the Woz would stand more chance of winning a slam?
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Yes. Men should play best of 3. The best of 3 format is more exciting and entertaining.
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