What I've seen of the UK press hasn't been so bad this year. Wimbledon generates a LOT of interest in tennis, and this means that even the worst tabloids, that never cover tennis at all for the rest of the year, actually provide full page match reports of the top mens AND womens matches.
Of course henman has been the main draw. Live BBC coverage of His fourth round match drew 16 Million viewers - which is a HUGE TV audience for Britain.
Some of the tabloid coverage has been poor, but there haven't been any big stunts this year, like the Mirror's "Beauty and the Beast" spread last year, rubbishing Damir Dokic. The worst things I've seen have been attempts to "add interest" to stories about the Williamses and Amelie Mauresmo, by recycling old tittle-tattle about match-fixing and Amelie's private life.
On the whole, Wimbledon is definately good for tennis.
What is bad for tennis is that the BBC doesn't show enough competitive women's matches between girls outside the top ten. They concentrate too much on the top seeds crushing unseeded victims - which gives a false impression of the women's game.
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