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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2009, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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We must persuade the BBC to show Chakvetadze v Dokić!

Anna plays Jelena Dokić on the Rod Laver Arena evening-session tomorrow (Wednesday), but the BBC is threatening to renege on its promise to televise this session, in order to show recorded men's matches instead!

I have posted a complaint to the BBC at the following locations:


The more people who complain, the more likely the BBC will be to repent and show Anna v Jelena after all.

My complaint:

I am writing to express my disappointment in the strongest possible terms about the ongoing decisions to show repeats of Australian Open Men's Singles matches on BBCi at 08:30 GMT on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st January 2009 - instead of live coverage of the Women's Singles matches at these times.

Just before the Australian Open began, the BBC promised live coverage of the Rod Laver Arena evening-sessions at these times, so the decisions to renege on this promise are completely unfair to fans who take their annual leave to watch the BBC's coverage primarily for women's tennis.

On Tuesday, BBCi showed a repeat of the match between Andy Murray and Andrei Pavel at 08:30 GMT, missing the first hour of Stosur v Zakopalová - and at the time this decision was made, it was highly probable that BBCi would have missed the whole match.

On Wednesday, BBCi plans to show repeats of Chardy v Đoković and Korolev v Federer at 08:30 GMT, overriding the Women's Singles match between Jelena Dokić and Anna Chakvetadze, which I (and no doubt many others) had had my heart set on watching since the draw was made. The players and the order-of-play committee have kept up their end of the bargain - please now keep up your end.

There's really no excuse for these reprehensible decisions. Fans who want to watch the men's matches from the Australian day-session have the opportunity to watch them live on BBCi during the night, or to watch one of the endless repeats on BBCi (both before 08:30 GMT, and after live coverage of the evening-session).

Please be reasonable tomorrow, and do not let down fans of women's tennis by reneging on the BBC's promise to show live coverage of the Rod Laver Arena evening-session. Dokić and Chakvetadze are two of the most talented and attractive stars of the women's game, and we have been waiting since Wimbledon 2004 to see Dokić on the BBC.

Dr. Andrew Broad

My Eternal Fanship: 1. Monica Seles; 2. Мария Шарапова (‘Maria Sharapova’); 3. Daniela Hantuchová; 4. Jelena Dokić; 5. Iva Majoli; 6. Karina Habšudová; 7. Вера Звонарёва (‘Vera Zvonarëva’); 8. Nicole Vaidišová; 9. Анна Чакветадзе (‘Anna Chakvetadze’); 10. Lucie Šafářová; 11. Ирода Туляганова (‘Iroda Tulyaganova’); 12. Magdaléna Rybáriková; 13. Sabine Lisicki
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: We must persuade the BBC to show Chakvetadze v Dokić!

i complained just because its a pisstake if they don't show live tennis and put on repeats. i will probably watch it on british eurosport hopefuly if they cover it as i prefer eurosport to bbci

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Re: We must persuade the BBC to show Chakvetadze v Dokić!

Folks, atdhe.net is showing multiple courts each day.

Anna's match will be streamed live there.

Maria Kirilenko Petra Kvitová Stefanie Vögele
Arvidsson A. Bondarenko Chakvetadze Cirstea Görges Hlaváčková
Kerber Krajicek Larričre Lisicki Pivovarova Rus Šafářová

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