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rallyjunkie
02-22-2009, 04:42 PM
If they want equal prize money as the men, the WTA women should play best 3 out of 5 sets from Grand slam QF to the finals. This would show women can do what men do, to some degree, and it would make the matches more interesting and dramatic.

Why doesn't Billie Jean King ever step up and try to get this done? You want equal prize money, earn it.

skip1969
02-22-2009, 04:50 PM
if you did a search, i am sure you'd come up with a zillion threads about this topic.

naylor
02-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Yup, matches such as Bartoli - Zvonareva or Williams - Safina going an extra set, or even the full distance are really something to look forward to... 6-1 0-6 6-0 2-6 whatever score you fancy in the last set. With more breaks than holds, plenty of double-faults, plenty of unforced errors, it'd be a thrill a minute!

I watched the Safina - Williams final for all of three games, as soon as it became evident Safina just could not serve her way out of a paperbag I went to bed.

veroniquem
02-22-2009, 05:32 PM
5 sets of current level women's tennis would be excruciating. I don't think anyone woud want to be submitted to that!

Sephiroth_FFVII
02-22-2009, 05:45 PM
I agree that women's tennis currently leaves much more to be desired. Plain and simple, I rather watch college men's tennis.

Making them play best out of 5 sets would just make it worst; excruciating as someone mentioned above.

Perhaps they need to find other ways to make it more fair for men because lets face it, women managed an average of 70 minutes on court during the Australian Open while men played single sets that lasted longer than that.

The only solutions I can see are either give the men more money, or push women back to whatever they used to receive :twisted:

federerdomination
02-22-2009, 06:08 PM
If Women went 5 sets, many would prob be so tired that we would start seeing a lot of of breadsticks/bagels in the finals sets

Rickson
02-22-2009, 06:08 PM
This topic has been beaten to death and most of us agree that women should play best of 5 sets, men should play best of 3, or women should get paid less. BJK is a huge buttinsky and a known man hater. She doesn't want equal rights, she wants to give men unfair treatment. I can't believe the powers that be caved in to that jerk, Billie Jean King.

tennis_hand
02-22-2009, 06:13 PM
This topic has been beaten to death and most of us agree that women should play best of 5 sets, men should play best of 3, or women should get paid less. BJK is a huge buttinsky and a known man hater. She doesn't want equal rights, she wants men to give men unfair treatment. I can't believe the powers that be caved in to that jerk, Billie Jean King.

maybe it is because of that Michael jackson song.

Rickson
02-22-2009, 06:16 PM
I threw one too many men in there.

NandoMania
02-22-2009, 06:41 PM
If they want equal prize money as the men, the WTA women should play best 3 out of 5 sets from Grand slam QF to the finals. This would show women can do what men do, to some degree, and it would make the matches more interesting and dramatic.

Why doesn't Billie Jean King ever step up and try to get this done? You want equal prize money, earn it.

That's just plain stupid. Women are women. Men are men. Other sports recognize this. Why don't you>? The grand slams are 4 per year. To accurately assess the value of your point (which is that tennis players should be paid by the hour :rolleyes:), we need to count up the actual hours played by all the men and all the woman in all the tournaments and get the average time per match to see whether it's men or women who actually play the more hours per match. If you really want equality, you will do what it takes to get that information in order to test your own conclusion. The French put it this way, rallyjunkle: "Vive la difference!":lol:

Mick
02-22-2009, 06:42 PM
remember at the AO where federer, nadal had to wait for for dokic to finish her 3 set matches before they could take the court ? well they would have to wait a lot longer if the women's matches were best of 5 set matches.

saram
02-22-2009, 07:01 PM
if you did a search, i am sure you'd come up with a zillion threads about this topic.

Maybe two zillion :)

Fedace
02-22-2009, 07:04 PM
OH,,,nooo. please NO 5 sets for women's matches. It will put everyone to sleep. Billie Jean knows this.

dandaman
02-23-2009, 01:12 AM
The only difference for 5 set women's matches would be that the suicide rates would go up.

Blinkism
02-23-2009, 02:13 AM
How about 1 setters for the WTA? I'm sick and tired of the sham that is women's tennis since Henin's been gone. Any shmo ranked #546 on the ATP can don a wig right now and dominate women's tennis and be the undisputed GOAT.

What a waste of valuable prime time television.

Rhino
02-23-2009, 02:16 AM
They should just play one set, and let the winner progress to the next round.
I'm sick of being at a stadium having to wait for blah-balh-ova play knjucgbnkbc-ova while I wait for Federer.

NandoMania
02-23-2009, 02:26 AM
How about 1 setters for the WTA? I'm sick and tired of the sham that is women's tennis since Henin's been gone. Any shmo ranked #546 on the ATP can don a wig right now and dominate women's tennis and be the undisputed GOAT.

What a waste of valuable prime time television.

They should just play one set, and let the winner progress to the next round.
I'm sick of being at a stadium having to wait for blah-balh-ova play knjucgbnkbc-ova while I wait for Federer.

I really like watching women's tennis. They are talented and look good.
Footballer types. *snort, snort* *paw, paw* *scratch, scratch*

Duzza
02-23-2009, 02:29 AM
I'd rather pay them more to keep them on the court for the shortest time possible. First to 3 games? Could be a little warm up exhibition thing for the men to play afterwards ;)

Blinkism
02-23-2009, 02:38 AM
Or, un-align the scheduales at the Grand Slams for Men's and Women's tourneys. See how many people show up to the women's GS....

vince evert
02-23-2009, 03:57 AM
Yes I agree. The Equal prizemoney issue is a farce right now. When was the last time we saw a classic women's final in the Grand Slams?! Any more one-sided Grand Slam finals as bad as Safina vs Serena Williams (59 minutes) then the ITF and Grand Slam associations should show some balls (pardon the pun) and do something about it.