But also, why are women's matches only played over three sets, especially now they earn the same amount of prize money? I can see no good reason for this. "It's because women have less stamina," suggested my mother - but is there any evidence for that? Women's marathons aren't run over 15 miles. Women's football isn't played over 60 minutes. Why should only tennis players get these foreshortened matches?
In other news, I invite you to imagine a version of The Fly in which, instead of Jeff Goldblum and an insect, a cartoon dog is spliced with a nineteenth-century engineer.