i think that the top players take the slams more seriously and can go up a notch in the grand slams. i think because they don't take the other events quite so seriously then they are more beatable but it is a different story in a grand slam. i don't see many events but grand slams so i may be wrong but the top players do seem to say that the grand slams are the events they want so naturally they would take them more seriously.
and the 3 set as oppose to 5 sets i agree with. the men do have time to play their way in but in 3 sets it is a bit hard although some of the top players seem to do it for example justine do start badly quite often but i think that is more on hardcourts.
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