There is a New York precedent for women playing five-set tennis. The Virginia Slims/WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden featured five-set finals. Both Serena and Venus Williams, who led the charge for equal pay at Wimbledon, repeatedly have said they are willing to play best-of-five.
In this manner, how many sets are usually played in tennis?
Also to know is, why do female tennis players play 3 sets?
Well females are supposed to have better endurance than men, so, it’s not that they can’t physically do it, I think you will find it’s a popularity issue, women’s tennis is simply not as popular as men’s tennis, so by having men play 5 sets and women’s 3, the networks get greater ratings, by the fact theirs more men’s …
Why is it 40 not 45 in tennis?
When the hand moved to 60, the game was over. However, in order to ensure that the game could not be won by a one-point difference in players’ scores, the idea of “deuce” was introduced. To make the score stay within the “60” ticks on the clock face, the 45 was changed to 40.
It has been suggested that the “tennis” sense of love is derived from French l’œuf (the vowel in this French word has no English equivalent, but approximations would be something like “LERFF” or “LUFF”); œuf means “egg.” It is said that when the game was imported into France from England, the French used the word l’œuf …
In fact, most tennis historians believe that the real reason for the odd scoring is an early French version of the game, Jeu de Paume. The court had 45 feet each side of the net and the player started at the back and moved forward each time he scored a point.