|Note: "He" and "She" here mean, I think, < 50 people|
worldwide, and definitely not anyone I know...
image: B. Berkowitz & A.Cuadra,
Washington Post 25.02.14
It's clear to any serious athlete. I played tennis university in the US, and though not a great player, I was a good enough to win some matches there and at small professional tournaments afterwards.
However, as a young woman aware of women's increasing independence and role outside the home, it both frustrated and amazed me how much faster my male practice partners were than female ones. My guy opponents always seemed to be able to run down and even return that same great shot that was a "winner" against a woman. I had to work harder and be more patient to win each point. Even though I might have been a better player technically, the guys were stronger and faster, and this was very irritating.