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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Nobody Watches Womens Tennis eh? Is He Right?

What do you think guys? Is he right?

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Re: Nobody Watches Womens Tennis eh? Is He Right?

I watch women's tennis, so he's not right.

But there are some things I agree with and there is some fun stuff written.

"Why does it matter how ‘beautiful’ the women are? More important is how well they are playing. Well, Wozniacki has very little talent, and we are seeing that as of late."

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Re: Nobody Watches Womens Tennis eh? Is He Right?

I just watched Pennetta vs Kerber...

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Given that this forum alone has 66.000 members I´m not sure I´ll agree...
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Let's all chip our best 1 liners to write an article "Why Nobody Reads Solomon Ryan".

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What an idiotic article.
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Bullshit.

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Re: Nobody Watches Womens Tennis eh? Is He Right?

Not the right title for that article, but I agree with most of what he wrote.

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Idiot.
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Lots of people watch women's tennis. Is it as popular as men's tennis? No. However, it is the most popular women's sport (at least in the States).
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Re: Nobody Watches Womens Tennis eh? Is He Right?

This guy is just a college student who likes to write about tennis. I wouldn't give his opinions too much weight. He seems less informed (and more argumentative) than the average contributor on TF.

The blog cited has no coherent theme, and weak support for the arguments cited:

(1) Is there evidence that nobody watches women's tennis, or that interest is falling?

(2) It's pretty clear why NBC touted Sharapova's appearance in the final -- she has name recognition, and tv loves a comeback story. I think they would have emphasized Serena's appearance just as much if she had made it to the final.

(3) He faults ESPN for not doing more stories on Kvitova. Has he read any of the interviews/press-conferences with her? There's so little story to tell -- she's shy, and she hits hard. (Oh, and she's left-handed -- I think NBC might have mentioned that once or twice). He feels they didn't acknowledge that she was clearly the better player before the match -- why should they acknowledge that when Sharapova was the clear betting favorite (and bettors don't bet based on looks).

(4) The quote of a Wimbledon official turns out to be two years old, was quickly retracted, and is somewhat ambiguous ("attractive" can have a lot of meanings for a PR-type). In any case, Serena did play on Center Court (as did Venus), and Sharapova played on Court 2 twice. It seemed pretty clear to me that the schedulers were trying to get a reasonable cross-section of the top players on Center court and Court 1 the first week, along with all of the British players.

The guy's title is even nonsensical -- there's too much focus on the "stars." Who else are you supposed to focus on?
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Fail.
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so, which one of you trolls wrote this?

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why should they acknowledge that when Sharapova was the clear betting favorite (and bettors don't bet based on looks).
Hey Ned.

By the time of the Semi-finals Sharapova was no longer the clear betting favorite (in between Serena had also surpassed her b4 getting knocked out as well). Her and Kvitova were about around 3, with Sharapova a little lower and Petra at 3.40 etc. a little higher. But they were close enough!

Also, betting is not always based off of ability, but name recognition and fan support. And considering that Petra was a virtual unknown and received such strong betting support from the start of the tournament, only increasing as the tournament progressed, the writer had a point.

As a matter of fact, after watching the semi-finals, ESPN (except Chris Evert and Pam Shriver of course) and NBC analyst were already conceding that Petra was the much better player, and that Masha's only hope to win was off her experience or Petra implosion.

But we know why they played up Masha; name recognition, her glamorous image, having a story to tell, and thinking she could handle the pressure. Yeah. Okay! Lol.

But before that, it was quite clear, that most of the so called US TV experts, hadn't actually seen Petra play and just ignored her.

Yes, we can't take people too seriously who write articles on Bleacher Reports, as well. Lol.

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