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Serena Williams: Women are ready to play Best-of-5

By Pawan Atri    + Follow

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Serena Williams: Women are ready to play Best-of-5
Two-time defending US Open champion Serena Williams has insisted that the women are more than willing to play best-of-5 sets at least at the Grand Slams.

After registering a not so impressive victory over her compatriot Varvara Lepchenko in round 3 of the US Open, World No.1 Serena Williams spoke at length about the prospects of women playing best-of-five set matches at the Majors.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We don’t mind playing five sets,” Serena said. “We’ve offered to play five sets. The tournaments don’t want us to play five sets. We’re ready, willing, and able to play five sets.”

After all the shock losses of big name players – World No.2 Simona Halep, 4th seed Agnieszka Radwanska and Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, Serena, has certainly become much more of a favorite to secure her third successive US Open. The Superwoman will challenge Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in her quest of her maiden Slam quarterfinal appearance in 2014. 

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Posted By tsb5,   Posted about 1728 days and 5 hours ago

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It's just bravado on Serena's part. Women's physique cannot take the strain and stress of 5 sets. If you pose this question to the top 50 WTA women, and do a survey, you are likely to get a resounding NO.

Posted By shaikh,   Posted about 1728 days and 6 hours ago

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The superwoman Serena Williams can venture to play five sets and probably equally well against the men , but what about the majority of female players who are not blessed with a robust physique like her's ? It is a stark reality that even most men find it hard to play five sets . The proposal does not appear to be workable .

Posted By kfoehr,   Posted about 1728 days and 23 hours ago

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Yes, they got equal pay (prize money), so they should do equal work. It seem unfair now. Women run marathons don't they? So they can play five sets of tennis too.



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