Venus Williams accepts Andy Murray's five set challenge for women

Murray suggested in a New York Times interview that either the men should drop to three sets or women should play over five in order to justify equal pay.

updated: September 29, 2013 10:13 IST
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Tokyo: Former world number one Venus Williams has said she would have no issues with playing five sets at grand slam tournaments after Andy Murray's recent call for equal match lengths in men's and women's tennis.

"Sure, not a problem," the 33-year-old American told AFP at the just-ended Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, where she reached the semi-finals. "If we have to play best-of-three, we play best-of-three. If it's best-of-five that's fine too. Either way it's not a problem."

German Angelique Kerber echoed the seven-times grand slam singles champion's sentiments, saying: "I think we are fit and strong enough to play five sets."

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