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Do men take greater risks than women when playing tennis?

Sun, 5th Jul 2009

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Science Copperfield, Second Life asked:

Do men playing tennis take greater risks than women playing tennis?


Ben -   Well, this basically depends on how stressed they are.

Chris -   Perfect timing for Wimbledon Week.

Ben -   Of course, yes.  Assuming that the rules of tennis stick out the rules that we’ve seen with this balloon experiment, then I assume, that yes, when stressed the men will take greater risks and women will perhaps take fewer risks.  But it’d be very interesting to see if there’s hormonal effect when you’re playing such a powerful sport that maybe their hormonal things override it.


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