Why Don't Women Play Best of Five in Finals?
Nowadays, when women are earning same prize money as men and fighting for all-around equality they seem to simply underperform for this money
This year we had only one really entertaining final in WTA tour(Na-Sharapova) and a plenty of finals which looked so poor, that they were hardly watchable
I believe that playing best 3 of 5 will make final winners less random. Women are often a headcase and not often can bring their best tennis from the beginning of the first set. In ATP there are pretty much matches starting with 0-2 in sets and finishing 3-2 just because losing player adjusted his game to the opponents. In women tennis it hardly happens that often. For instance in the first set players had petty even game, reached tiebreak and one of them lost it. Very often she will lose 1-2-3 games in 2nd set just because she is still emotionally overcoming her 1st set loss. If she plays 3of 5 women will have more chances to overcome any accidental losses and will often add some drama to women matches.
I know that the main drawback of the 5-setters will be that women can't endure such long matches, but if 5sets will be only finals at Slams it won't be a great problem