Serena Williams, who once opposed the idea of women playing best-of-five-set matches at the Grand Slams, now seems to have changed her mind. Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber also have said that they would do so, Petra Kvitova says she’s not prepared to do so yet, and Maria Sharapova has consistently opposed the idea.
“The top players, the women, we always told the Grand Slams initially that we are willing, ready, and able to play the best-of-five if that was what made the difference between, at the time, equal prize money or match scheduling or whatever it took,” she told reporters. So, yeah, we’re all ready. I think not just me and Venus. Several other players that are willing to do whatever it takes.”