2019 USA tennis: Women are better than men


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2019 USA tennis: Women are better than men

We are almost at the end of the 2019 tennis season and we can start to make some considerations. The first concerns are about American tennis. This season important facts emerged, which may highlight differences between American women's tennis and men's tennis.

The two most important are: girls won more titles than men and they generally have more chances to reach a final, even in a Slam tournament. Generational turnover is faster among girls than among men. Let's analyze the women's season.

The American girls won a total of eight titles in the women's singles, out of a total of 13 finals played. Victories: Amanda Anisimova won a title (Bogotà), Jessica Pegula won a title (Washington), Alison Riske won a title ('s-Hertogenbosch), Madison Keys won two titles (Charleston and Cincinnati) and Sofia Kenin won three titles (Hobart, Mallorca and Canton).

Besides, Serena Williams reached and lost the Wimbledon and US Open finals, respectively against Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu. Let's analyze the men's season. American guys won four titles in eight finals played.

Victories: Tennys Sandgren a title (Auckland), Reilly Opelka a title (New York), Taylor Fritz a title (Eastbourne) and John Isner a title (Newport). Besides, Frances Tiafoe reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open (defeated by Rafael Nadal) and Sam Querrey reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon (always defeated by Rafael Nadal).

These were the best results of the American men players in the Majors. Girls have almost double chances both to reach a final and to win a tournament. A discrepancy is apparent between the two movements. American women's tennis found and is finding many solutions to give continuity to a movement that offers tennis players of exceptional level for each generation.

This is leading to important milestones at every level. American men's tennis is instead at a time of apparent difficulty, with a generational change that is hard to come by and with few results.