Billie Jean King says men should not play five sets at Grand Slams

Published to BBC on March 8, 2018

Former world number one Billie Jean King has called for an end to five-set matches for men at Grand Slams. King, who won 12 Grand Slam titles including six at Wimbledon, said men’s matches could last too long. The 74-year-old suggested women were willing to play five sets too but people wanted “quality over quantity”.

“You do not get paid in the entertainment business by how long you play for,” said King at the launch of the WTA Finals in Singapore.

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