Tennis ambiguity


My wife and I were playing Tennis. We’re both pretty new to it and knew we were supposed to hit the ball back and forth but couldn’t remember the finer details of scoring. I thought that it was best of 5 sets.  She thought it was best of 3 sets.

We learned later that Men’s professional is best of 5, and Women’s Pro is best of 3. Go figure

There’s actually a valuable lesson to be learned here. Discerning that lesson will be left as an exercise to the reader.

Comments (3)

  1. Jack Bond says:

    The men only play best of 5 in the majors(Wimbledon, US, Australian, French.) There are a couple others as well, but for most tournaments, both men and women play best of 3.

  2. GP says:

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