WTA chief backs women tennis players to play five Grand Slam sets like men

Karachi, Sept 25 (ANI): The Women's Tennis Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief has said that women tennis players are 'ready and willing' to play five sets at Grand Slams after men's Wimbledon champion Andy Murray became the latest to call for equal match lengths.

The debate over match length has increased with women now earning equal prize money to the men at the four grand slams.

According to the Express Tribune, WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said that women competitors would be quite happy to play for as long as the men if asked by the Grand Slam tournaments, although she added that it would take longer to have their matches if it is played for five sets in the Grand Slams.

Allaster further said that the Grand Slams are already being challenged by the men's five-set matches, adding that WTA thinks that three sets works well for their fans.

Allaster also said that given the consumption of sport, it is being played in a shorter form. (ANI)