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If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

For me, it's definitely the grunting (more shrieking these days).

Occasional grunting is okay - say in a long rally - or when a player is really stretching. But if I had my way, the constant shrieking on every point would be not be allowed.
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Re: If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

BTW, if there really was no way to silence the grunters, I'd like to see the women play best-of-five set finals (in the Grand Slams).
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Re: If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

No on-court coaching.
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Re: If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

Limit the bathroom breaks to 5 minutes. Anything longer, and she forfits the match (hear that, Kiri!!).

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Re: If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

Another thread on grunting ... how original !

At least this one is more subtle.
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Gamesmanship : bathoom breaks, shrieking, etc.

Oh, and the on-court coaching which is an absolute joke.
It makes the Tour looks really bad and send the message that little girls need their daddies to fix things.
Nadal needs his uncle to tell him everything but he sits in the stands.
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On court coaching. How many men do you see take these...

These women need to be more mentally stable.
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Re: If you could change one rule about women's tennis what would it be?

I think they should take the grunting players' vocal cords off.
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On court coaching. How many men do you see take these...

These women need to be more mentally stable.
men CANT take them
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men CANT take them
That was my point
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That was my point
Men use just as much as coaching as the women. It's just more subtle, from the stands.
On-court coaching was a terrible idea that weakens the sport.
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Best of 5 sets in grand slams.
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Get rid of the deciding point in doubles!






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Best of 5 sets in grand slams.
There's no time for it in a 2 weeks format.
The quality would be beyond mediocre in a fifth set. The courts are way too slow.
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