ESPN actually did show the women in Montreal for a few days last year, but that was before the network made a conscious decision to cut back on tennis coverage. They're still committed to the North American Masters Series events (i.e. the men) and three of the Grand Slams, but that's about it. And their idea of covering Wimbledon is showing Andy Roddick practice, interviewing Andy's coach, analyzing Andy's chances, watching Andy eat, replaying Andy's matches on tape, discussing Andy's girlfriend, holding up magazines with pictures of Andy, etc.
ESPN has always treated tennis like a red-headed stepchild. Entire 90-minute editions of "SportsCenter" go by without a single mention of the sport. ESPN really just caters to young men, which is bad news for tennis, because the only player that demographic cares about is Kournikova. What we should all hope is for the Tennis Channel to become available everywhere and acquire the rights to more tournaments. They actually get it right: live coverage, short commercial breaks, staying on past the scheduled end time, showcasing non-Americans and players who aren't huge stars, etc. TTC makes ESPN look even more inadequate than it already was.