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Lack of USA TV coverage

2 of the biggest tournaments of the year and no TV coverage until the start of 3r.

Disgraceful.

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They cant call them Premier tournaments if they are not showing matches like Henin-Dementieva.

Its obviously not an important tournament.

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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

it's hilarious really...is there any particular reason these Premier tournies are not shown the first week? Or is it some kind of "US" thing, which we don't get?
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No pictures, very few match reports or player quotes. Interviews aren't even posted online until a day after.

Some ITF events in the US get better covereage from local news sites.

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Not only in USA, but in Europe we get only 1 match Sunday on ES.

Where danish Sport TV shows many hours from Saturday only mens as ES has the rights for the womens.

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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

I totally agree!! I don't think tournaments like Miami or Indian Wells should have such a high status if they are not gonna be broadcast in some way...it is a disgrace As much as I critisised Madrid last year (and yes I was there )...at least the matches got shown on TV.

Even some of the ITF's have live streams....pathetic that Premier tournies have such piss poor coverage

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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

This is big problem not only in these tournaments but all the other American tournaments. Rememeber: the first match of Kim in Cincinnati= nothing; the very interesting match between Sharapova and Azarenka=nothing....
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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

Last summer the Clijsters-Jankovic wasnt streamed at all. That was a Tier I.

The WTA doesnt respect their own product

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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

In the US in March, most are focused on NCAA basketball, especially during prime time. The only people who are interested in tennis at this time are die hard tennis fans. I guess we should be thankful that at least the Miami finals is still shown on network tv.

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In the US in March, most are focused on NCAA basketball, especially during prime time. The only people who are interested in tennis at this time are die hard tennis fans. I guess we should be thankful that at least the Miami finals is still shown on network tv.
I agree with this....but what about in other months?? the only US tournament that gets proper coverage is the US Open for obvious reasons

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2 of the biggest tournaments of the year and no TV coverage until the start of 3r.

Disgraceful.
I agree. I have FIOS, and I searched through the zillion channels I have, to catch Venus playing at 7pm, and no dice..
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but Jersey 25k challenger is streamed starting with qualis this week
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This is big problem not only in these tournaments but all the other American tournaments. Rememeber: the first match of Kim in Cincinnati= nothing; the very interesting match between Sharapova and Azarenka=nothing....
The problem is that tennis is not very popular in the US. We are in the middle of the college basketball playoffs, which is a major sports event here. Even golf gets more tv time than tennis. It is not the WTA's or tournament officials fault. The vast majority of Americans are NOT tennis fans.
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This is big problem not only in these tournaments but all the other American tournaments. Rememeber: the first match of Kim in Cincinnati= nothing; the very interesting match between Sharapova and Azarenka=nothing....
Though Kim is adored by Belgians, Europeans, and most players, she is basically a nobody to the vast majority of Americans.
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Re: Lack of USA TV coveragse

it's the same in Europe, Eurosport used to have a good coverage but even that has gone downhill
Eurosport 2 is WORTHLESS , it only stopped the main EU from broadcasting Tennis even more

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