Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I understand time's an issue. So why do they have the men playing a best of 5 and not the women? Why not the other way around?
In the early years of Tennis, men couldn't accept defeat. So after 1 game, the loser said, "Best of 3 games". Still not content, the man said, "First one to 6 games wins." Then loser said, "you must win by 2 games". The loser still not happy, says, "Best of three sets". And finally the loser says "Best of 5 sets" wins the match.