Eastbourne is obviously not that interested in men's tennis, at least not with the field the tournament attracts these last couple of years. I have heard posters say that the crowds leave the stands for men's matches but turn up for the women there.
I was there Tuesday and Wednesday and it's pretty much true what you say. Yesterday, people were there largely for the Venus and Serena matches. Many spectators wander around watching a few games of different matches. I quite enjoyed doing that myself. If one match is boring you just pop onto another court.
It's an odd bunch that goes to Eastbourne. If most fans on here are under 40 then most at Eastbourne are over 40! Lots of very fat people (mostly women!)- fattest people I have ever seen!, elderly, disabled (I've never seen so many at a sporting event!), gays (men and women), groups of straight well to do middle aged women drinking wine, odd ball single blokes (some very strange ones queueing for Ana's autograph), and a general smattering of peculiar fantatic types (men and girls) - I saw a very odd girl pretty much stalking Stosur and acting very strange around the practice courts, with a few kids running around. Lots of people having pic nics and lots of single men with huge cameras! Nothing wrong with that at all, but it's a very interesting experience.
It's also very weird having the likes of Na and Hantuchova and Ivanovich just wandering around. Most players are very accessible - strange given the Seles incident and some of the obvious loons around. I also saw Lisa Raymond with her doubles partner watching the Black doubles match having a good old bitch about her!
But most there seem interested in the female players. I happened to enjoy many of the mens matches and it was intersting to see how tall and thin most of them are! Compared to the women who all seem to have a little excess weight and quite large arses!, apart from Hantuchova and Ivanovich. Venus still looks slim but a little heavier around the behind than when I saw her at Wimbledon last year, and Serena is massive! No matter what anyone may say she is built like the proverbial brick outhouse!
Finally, very few non-whites around. Richard and his bird stood out like sore thumbs bless them! They sat amongst the spectators watching the Hantuchova match.
Anyway, as I say I think the men add something to the tournament. It gives a contrast and you really can see the difference in power levels!