In the ATP & WTA events, both Men & Women tennis players play best of 3 sets. But when it comes to Grand Slams, the Men play 5 sets.
At the risk of sounding a misogynist, I always believe the reason to be strength & endurance. After all, a 5 set EPIC match lasts 5 hours while a 3 set EPIC last 3 hours.
Is that the only reason. Or am I a naive misogynist?
Also was that the case since the history of Grand Slams or did Men play 3 sets before?