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berlinerberliner Posts: 340
edited June 2007 in Campaign
Switched on BBC sport this afternoon. Loh and behold they're playing a repeat of last years mens final.
Did rain stop play? No the women's final was over and done with in 63 minutes.
When will they ever learn- women's Wimbledon, one week. The men's, the next. Then we can see where the interest is.

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  • The BosscpThe Bosscp Posts: 647
    The situation would be solved if Anna Kournikova was given maybe a 3-0 head start so she'd be more likely to win. Sort of like a handicap, just to ensure she got through and the final lasted a bit longer.
  • on the roadon the road Posts: 5,631
    Or, to make them play the best of 5 sets instead of best of 3, after all, Wimbledon is paying them the same as the men so they should play as long as the men.
  • Rob SallnowRob Sallnow Posts: 6,279
    The women's final should be 5 sets.

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  • NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
    All tennis matches should be the best of 5 - 5 games! get it over and done with as quickly as possible, all done in 15 minutes. Then move onto something less tedious.
  • andyoxonandyoxon Posts: 2,205
    I didn't see the game - but Henin is a great player - amazing backhand; so even with a '5 setter' it was probably going to be 6-1, 6-2, <i>6-2</i>.

    But I don't see any reason why women shouldn't play 5 sets for the greater entertainment value; although some say it's harder handling a 3 setter, because the women haven't got an 'option' of coming back from 2 sets down. Another thing...men and women both playing best of 5 might not fit into two weeks quite so easily...

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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    They get paid the same money for less "work". Apparently that's in the name of "equality".


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  • Keith OatesKeith Oates Posts: 22,036
    But the view is normally better, although I admit there are exceptions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • MelvilMelvil Posts: 2,219
    Aye, there are some BOBFOCS around in womens tennis, I have to say. But not many BOCFOBs, which is a good thing.

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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    Hanna Mandlikova?

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  • The BosscpThe Bosscp Posts: 647
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tourist Tony</i>

    They get paid the same money for less "work". Apparently that's in the name of "equality".


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    don't the women get less prize money?

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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    They have quite successfully campaigned to get the same money for playing fewr matches each with fewer sets.

    If I had a stalker, I would hug it and kiss it and call it George...or censored
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  • Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    mor money pr point then and we gt to see 'tallent' on show.[8D]
    sory to lower the tone.[:D]

    It should be th best of 5 sets [^]

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  • The BosscpThe Bosscp Posts: 647
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Tourist Tony</i>

    They have quite successfully campaigned to get the same money for playing fewr matches each with fewer sets.

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    Really?! That's unfair on the blokes.


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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    Exactly. See, you can handle sums when you try.

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  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    Here's the BBC report
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6385295.stm

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