BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays a backhand in the Women's Final against Angelique Kerber of Germany during day seven of the 2016 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 9, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Pat Cash says women tennis players want to play best-of-five set Grand Slam finals, but are being held back from doing so by the International Tennis Federation.

While tennis is experimenting with short-form matches, as cricket has done with Twenty20 in turn raising questions about the future of Test cricket, Cash said the best-of-five for men's Grand Slam events should not be in question.

“Grand Slam men's tennis should always remain five sets,'' Cash told The Courier-Mail.

“The women should be playing a five set final and I think they are happy to do it now.

“I believe it is the ITF (who manage the Grand Slams) who are not too sure if they want to have a five-set women's final, but (feedback on) ticket prices will show people want value for money."