The fucking ATP Toronto event is all over the tv like it's a fucking grand slam on a monday night...I dont blame anyone but the stupid ass WTA...though I am watching the mens event, I would love to see some action from San Diego. Why the hell wont the WTA market its product better...
Kinda like Bill Gates developing Windows and refusing to sell it...
This is a 'deLuxe' Tennis Masters series and I think ESPN has a contract to televise most of them (esp. those held in US) from beginning to end.
Of course the WTA could try to get a deal going with ESPN as well, as most of their summer hardcourt tourney's are in the US and are star studded affairs. Who knows why they don't market better. It is a shame. Not having ANY coverage from Stanford this past weekend was a JOKE!
Yeah...I don't understand why the WTA has been so late on the ball with TV coverage!
It's time for some new leadership at the WTA...the current leaders aren't doing a good job...with Serena, Venus et al on top, women's tennis should be one of the most popular sports in the U.S. right now. If it isn't, it can't be the players fault...it has to be the organization's fault!
It's a joke Free! But it isn't funny! I've been waiting since 1997 for better cable television coverage for women's tennis. And I'm still waiting! I've been waiting since 1997 for a weekly or monthly WTA television update show, like the one they had circa 1994. And I's still waiting! I keep saying 1997 because that was the year women's tennis seemed on the rise due to the great young blood they had on their hands! Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova and Venus Williams were all on the way up. Then Serena Williams hit the scene in 1998. But somehow the WTA dropped the ball where cable television coverage is concerned. The men still own the cable television coverage. The women are still in the dark ages where cable television coverage is concerned for women's tennis!
And Fox Sports used to show the occasional semifinal and final on cable television and over the air Fox television. What happened to that? Women's tennis television coverage has actually gotten worse recently! And that is a disgrace
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