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  3. Probably a sexist question, why are women playing 3 sets at the Australian Open?

User Info: y3kman

y3kman
2 years ago#1
Casual viewer here. My father is watching the current Grand Slam and this question popped in my head. I'm wondering why women only play 3 sets while getting same prize money and higher tour points. Shouldn't the men also play 3 sets or have the women play 5 sets?
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User Info: No Name Gamer

No Name Gamer
2 years ago#2
Honest answer that will make everybody say I'm sexist. Women can't handle best of 5 regularly. Halep nearly died playing best of 3 a couple times this tourney (yes 1 of them in particular was a long best of 3) meanwhile the men go 3+ hours all the time.
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User Info: REMercsChamp

REMercsChamp
2 years ago#3
No Name Gamer posted...
Honest answer that will make everybody say I'm sexist. Women can't handle best of 5 regularly. Halep nearly died playing best of 3 a couple times this tourney (yes 1 of them in particular was a long best of 3) meanwhile the men go 3+ hours all the time.

^Women's tennis plays a lot slower too. I imagine a 5 set women's match would be excruciating.
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