Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 5
With regards to the TV coverage, the host tournament and broadcaster cough up the production costs. According to Stephanie Myles of the Montreal Gazette (remember reading her Expos coverage back in the 70's), Madrid gives $10.3 mill. to the players, Rome $6 mill. Now that may be a reason there's more coverage from Rome next week than Madrid this week.
But still facts are facts. The organisers have prioritised ATP over WTA. They're the ones who decide what's shown and what isn't. But it seems odd that they'll have, for example, a televised men's match on Stadium 3, then turn off the camera for the WTA match, then back on for the ATP. Would it really be impossible to leave the camera on, if only to stream the match? It was downright silly we couldn't see Kvitova's match.
If anyone's to blame, it's the organisers/Turiac, not the Tennis Channel or Eurosport.