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Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

They just did a wide shot of CC for the Jovanovski match and there literally isn't a single person in the stands. Even for the first match of the day, this is completely unacceptable for a WTA event. You even get 5 or 10 people floating around for a 10K...
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Its a washed up old lady early in the day.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Well, it comes as no surprise to me. The ATP 250 events get more fans than this. The WTA has to get these tournaments in a location where there's a stronger and larger fan base for tennis. Kuala Lumpur doesn't strike me as the kind of place that has a big tennis fan base anyway. It makes the WTA look bad when they can't attract the fans they need, especially at their big events. Part of the reason why the WTA can't pull in fans, is because of the state Women's tennis is in right now, in terms of talent. There's a lot of talent in the WTA, but a lot of the players with the talent aren't making the best use of it consistently.
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Its a washed up old lady early in the day.
Firstly, it's almost 2:00 in the afternoon there. And even for a morning match, you should still be able to at least get some fans in the seats, even if they're not big name players.

Like it was said in the previous post, It's just a bad idea to hold women's tennis tournaments in conservative muslim countries. There isn't the interest needed.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Dementieva was in the final last year.
They restrict the top players from playing a lot of mickey mouses.
Caro isnt playing this week, because she's not allowed to play all the MM's she wants to.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

I was in KL last year and they had lots of advertising for it around the city, even about 2 or 3 weeks before it started.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Where's Krookodile?

Well, not surprising. Tennis isn't that popular yet in Malaysia, the government seems to be trying to make it popular, but I guess to no avail.
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Not even the jungle birds show up today.
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It was a massacre anyway.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

Tennis is so...weird.

It's strange how Agassi-Sampras can get 17,000 + to watch them in NY while Jovanovski can only yield about a handful of viewers.

I know there's a huge difference between Sampras/Agassi and Jovanovski/Tanasugarn but it's still the same sport, isn't it?

The WTA has it all wrong in terms of where they've located tournaments, etc. What are they trying to do? Rule the world? If the largest viewers of tennis come from America/Europe, then put the tournaments THERE. I don't understand why they seem like they have to put a tournament in every crook in the world...
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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

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Where's Krookodile?

Well, not surprising. Tennis isn't that popular yet in Malaysia, the government seems to be trying to make it popular, but I guess to no avail.
I'm having lunch.
It's quite a hot day today, but yeah, what can you expect when this tournament is not even broadcasted on TV here?
I can't even tell where the entry is. It's like this little entrance below a highway
It's quite poorly promoted. You see these things along the road, but the dates are so freaking small and there is no entry admission price.

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KL Fail. See they even rhyme.

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Like it was said in the previous post, It's just a bad idea to hold women's tennis tournaments in conservative muslim countries.
Just being nit-picky here but...

Malaysia isn't a conservative muslim country - it's quite a liberal muslim country.

Tennis just doesn't register with Malaysians as a sport they're interested in. Still, you'd think there'd be enough expats in KL to be able to draw some sort of crowd. I bet it's stinking hot though - is it a nice tennis centre with decent shade? If it's not, I wouldn't wanna sit there all afternoon watching journeywomen slogging it out.

What was the crowd for Dokic/Schiavone like?

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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

It's also a working day. And the public transportation to here is virtually non-existent. But it's surrounded in a posh area, so I'm somewhat surprised no ones there... But not that surprised.

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Re: Kuala Lumpur: There's nobody in the stands. LITERALLY, nobody.

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Just being nit-picky here but...

Malaysia isn't a conservative muslim country - it's quite a liberal muslim country.

Tennis just doesn't register with Malaysians as a sport they're interested in. Still, you'd think there'd be enough expats in KL to be able to draw some sort of crowd. I bet it's stinking hot though - is it a nice tennis centre with decent shade? If it's not, I wouldn't wanna sit there all afternoon watching journeywomen slogging it out.

What was the crowd for Dokic/Schiavone like?
Excluding staffs and club members ... about 0
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