Is the women's field deeper than the men's?

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  1. Roy125

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    It's true that the depth in the women's field in the early 2000s exceeded that of now, but then again that period was one of the most competitive in a long time. That, however, doesn't mean that the women's field has less depth than the men's now at any means. I acknowledge that there has been more consistency in the big-title winners this year than the many previous (with the rise of Serena, Vika, and Maria again) which definitely lessens the depth in the women's game. However, the same hegemony these three women have cast in 2012 cannot match the dominance exerted by Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic in the last decade.

    I do understand your point though that 2012 was remarkable in that the grand slam winners for the women were more consistent than the men's, but when looking from a more macroscopic point of view, there is more depth in the women's game.
     
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  2. Razoredge

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    Wrong, their isn't more depth in the women's game. Their's only less consistency/quality at the top (speaking of past years, this year has been decent)
     
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  3. TERRASTAR18

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    first off it isn't random as much as its players reaching their potential-
    errani, for example she practiced everyday with top ten players in frankie and pennata, that made her better. radwanska and aza improved on solid play in the past. especially aza who improved her fitness and forehand to reach #1 just like novak. compare that to the men's game where the fourth best player is a choke artist and tsonga pulls out when he loses.
     
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  4. TERRASTAR18

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    the perameters have to look at the whole field or else what's the point? because if we did your way i would still be right...beginning of the year we had 4 players playing for the number 1: aza,sharapova,radwanska and kvitova. aza came out on top and went on a tear only slightly better than radwanska who was also playing well. this lasted till the clay court season which was dominated by maria and serena and the emerging errani. france is won by maria. june,july and august to september dominated by serena all up till the final which was a classic vs vika. serena goes on vacation and welcomes a stepsister, clearly the way for a three way for # 1 between a distant serena and maria and aza. yec serena dominates. so throughout the year there were at least 2 players,sometimes 3, maybe 4 competiting at a high level.
    now let's go to the men. djoker wins a close aussie open to nadal. his form drops off from last year allowing fed to go on a run to eventually reach number 1 and a wimbledon title. before that nadal dominates clay and wins a close french open final. nadal was finished after the first week of wimbly giving that choke artist murray a chance and he was good for all of 3 months. fed took a break after the us open till the yec. in fact you could make the argument he was shot after the olympic loss. djoker swooped in with no nadal, choke artist murray and catatonic fed.

    so even a big 4 vs big 4 the women still win.
     
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  5. MichaelNadal

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    Women's tennis was amazing in the early 2000's. Better than the men's for me.
     
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  6. TERRASTAR18

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    the men's game has a rotation of 4 players all year, 1 of them being out for half the year, another playing well for 3 months..
    the men's game would be lucky to have the women's game's randomness.
     
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  7. Sumo

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    Wait......what?
     
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  8. TERRASTAR18

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    i meant what i said. the men's game has been 5 years of fed dominance with nadal wins, 2 years of nadal dominance, 1 year of djoker. this year was the 1st real competitive year. compare that to the women where serena has dominated but after that there were so many stories: the talent of kvitova, the return of maria, the rise of aza, the emergence of errani, kerber and radwanska. li na's 1st major and stosur making the full transition from dbls player to gs singles champ. more parity. more depth.
     
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  9. Pete Detruse

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    Assuming you, who wrote the above tripe, are not a woman -- assuming that, I suggest that you contemplate the outcome of the scenario where you are born again as a female, learn tennis and apply yourself toward winning a grand slam. Or even a tournament in your Middle school you chauvinist piglet. If those fine women you insulted are at a gutter level, I'm pretty sure you'd have to look through a sewer pipe to see them.

    I love the intelligence and insight in this forum but I am appalled at how judgmental and misogynistic some of the commentators can be. I love this sport. Listen: On a certain level, that means I respect the practitioners of this sport. How can you be a tennis fan and simultaneously be a hater of it's best players?
     
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