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Why do we still need to know female tennis players' marital status?

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33goingon64 Wed 01-Jul-15 20:19:57

I can't think of a single reason why, when they announce the score at a women's match at Wimbledon, they might need to say Miss before the surname. They don't say Mr for the men's. I get that it's 'tradition', but really, why do they still do this in the 21st century?

LuckyLopez Wed 01-Jul-15 20:21:29

Isn't it more to determine female vs male players? Even the married ones are Miss.

AuntyMag10 Wed 01-Jul-15 20:21:52

I'm sure if the women had a problem with it something would be done by now?

33goingon64 Wed 01-Jul-15 20:25:21

But there are only 2 players on the court and they are both women so why do they think we'll get them confused with men? And that doesn't answer the question why they don't call the male players Mr.

FieldTrip Wed 01-Jul-15 20:30:01

It's only done at Wimbledon. At all the other Gram Slams they just use the surname, same as the men. Wimbledon is all about tradition, most of the players like it that way too and think it's a bit special for that reason.

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