1 point to the ladies/WTA!
Women’s tennis is rarely discussed on the main news here, only mens tennis – it fits in well with all the talk about Men’s tennis being a superior product and women’s tennis being in a huge slump. However today, there was a brief review of the quarter finals matches played yesterday. Only one women’s match was mentioned, and it was qualified as – ‘Match of the Day’ (taking into account the mens matches played and the women’s matches). In other words, Wozniacki def. Schiavone was the match to watch, over Federer def. Wawrinka and Djokovic def. Berdych. Li Na’s win wasn’t mentioned at all, and it fits in with what happens to womens results in general.
I understand this might be a pointless post, but amid all the complaints levelled at womens tennis these days, it’s a good day when a women’s match steals the show. Does make everything okay, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction and might motivate a few more people to watch some of the other upcoming WTA matches.
A sidenote: I think Schiavone def. Kuznetsova also got a mention on major sports shows or segments, so that’s also good. I guess, even if she doesn’t walk away with the trophy, Francesca Shiavone is the woman of the tournament for many people, and deservedly so. She’s bringing sexy back!
Last edited by Onjanae.; Jan 25th, 2011 at 08:56 PM.