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Typical sexist BBC coverage

Is it so hard to show an equal amout of men's and women's tennis? In fact, has anyone seen ANY women's tennis on ordinary terrestial BBC TV (ie not interactive or digital)?

Today they will be showing Moya v Massu. How is that more compelling than Mauresmo v Kuznetsova or Henin-Hardenne v Pierce?? Who makes these decisions? Pfff!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2004, 01:58 PM
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I know. With Sue Barker leading the coverage, I'd have thought she'd have used her influence to promote womens' tennis.

Fat chance!

Once Tim went out, tennis became a non-sport for the BBC. We've seen loads of Badminton, where the British are doing reasonably well, and even Table Tennis. Beach Volleyball? - can't get away from it - but no tennis.

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Well I mean im shocked about how little tenis there is full stop, but yea they are only focusing on the men To be fair to them though last night they made their match of the day Myskina/Danilidou over the Roddick one of Interactive, so props to them for that, I was expecting a mens match.

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Moya Vs Massu is a better match.
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Well I mean im shocked about how little tenis there is full stop, but yea they are only focusing on the men To be fair to them though last night they made their match of the day Myskina/Danilidou over the Roddick one of Interactive, so props to them for that, I was expecting a mens match.
...erm...did they...?...I didn't see it...
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Yea it was on at 9 o'clock as a replay, there was no live tennis on at all yesturday

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well on fairness to RTE here in Ireland, they did show Venus' 1st round match against Melinda Czink last Sunday even if the commentating was dire i.e, Venus dumps a forehand in the net, Commentator says: "oh that's an unforced error" wow, no sh*t sherlock. anyway, I don't really want to think about the Olympics right now after yesterday's disaster

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Atleast you have tennis coverage to bitch about, we get squat. I haven't even seen a glimpse of alicia in her amazing run, you would think that would mean something but instead we gotta see some other countries duke it out in table tennis, badminton etc.

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BBC only show Centre Court matches, you dont think John Lloyd and Tracy Austin will move off their ass ??? they cant as they are tied up and have to stay there


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