I'm with Vlover
! [Venus fans always speak sense
On tuesday when there were highlight shows from the first night session - normally we see the womens match crammed into 15 minutes while the men's highlights are given at least 45 minutes to an hour. Eurosport gave the whole 1 hour to Venus V Dushevina. Skysports gave the 1 hour and 30 minutes (of their 2 hour show) to Venus V Dushevina, and 15 minutes to Roddick - 15 minutes for chit chat.
Roddick V Phau probably had fewer errors and better shoulder rotations or whatever you want to see. Venus V Dushevina was going by people's comments on here a mess... but it was ENTERTAINING. You had butt clenching drama from the start to finish, a possibly major upset brewing, Venus injured and forced to fight like a wounded lioness, high quality rallies, and shocking errors to add to the tension and drama. Will Venus fight back, will her leg hold up, will Dushevina hold her nerve, will she get her biggest win, why have we never seen her play so well before...
It was just tense drama and it was entertaining. The women's tour ATM is filled with these stories and dramas and is giving tennis journalists much to discuss. The quality isn't great because it is in transition... we seem to be seeing greater depth than before. And by god, for decades tennis fans have been gagging for competeive early rounds and surprise and now we have it we're moaning for more of old... where the contenders play well from day one and win 6-0 6-0 with fabulous footwork and knee bends.
OoP... Sanya Richards just won the Jackpot *\o/*
Yea, so I agree with the OP. I love the stories, I love the drama. And I'm patient, the quality will come.