You know for a long time, this question has always been on my mind. It came into my mind even more when equal prize money was being discussed at the slams. I've never understood why the women only play the best of three sets. I mean especially now, the women are certainly fit enough. The women are producing some really big 3 set games. I really wish that both males and females should be playing the best of 5 sets. I certainly think it would help tennis in many ways, including pushing that both genders can certainly play the game. Even back in the 80's when I was first watching. Graf and Navratilova certainly could go 5 sets. Novotna, Martinez, and certainly Sanchez Vicario. So why does tennis still put this somewhat of a barrier between men and women. It would also put an end to the difference in prize money.