open era

  1. D

    Tennis History buffs please help

    I do not understand (despite having read some no helpful articles) why is the open era a thing? I mean, I know that it started because pros were allowed in slams for the first time, but why wasn't it allowed before? What's so bad about pros playing in such a prestigious tournament? Plz help, thanks
  2. W

    Did the start of the Open Era in 1968 really change much for women's tennis?

    For the men's it changed a lot of things but on the women's side I dont see much difference. The same players continued to play in the Slams and the competition didnt change massively. I see 1973 as a more important year due to formation of WTA Would like to hear your thoughts.