Tennis: WTA chief says women players 'ready, willing' for five sets at Grand Slams
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Women's tennis boss Stacey Allaster Tuesday insisted her players were "ready and willing" to play five sets at Grand Slams after Andy Murray became the latest to call for equal match lengths.
Allaster, chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, said female competitors would be quite happy to play for as long as the men if asked by the Grand Slam tournaments.
"Ready, willing and able - all you have to do is ask us," she told AFP in an interview, adding that the major stumbling block was the length of time it would take at Grand Slams.
"It would take a lot longer to have our matches if it were five sets," Allaster said, when questioned about why women had not been asked to play longer matches.