They win the same prize money. They have the same sponsors. Male and female tennis players should play equal game time!! Female tennis players are professional athletes and ready to compete just like their fellow male athletes do. Other sports including UFC and Ultra Marathon have the same competition length regardless of gender. This would make Women’s Grand Slams more exciting to fans and more valuable to sponsors.
The Australian Open could be the first event to introduce the new time rule, for Semis and Finals. What a great publicity opportunity for the event! Then as the idea gains momentum, eventually all games of the major Grand Slams – Wimbledon, Roland Garros and the US Open will also play to five sets. Are you with us?
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