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SvetaPleaseWin.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=325

The package of innovation changes, which follows on the heels of the first-ever introduction of electronic line calling at the NASDAQ-100 Open, includes (1) pre-match player interviews so fans can hear what players are thinking as they are about to step on the court; (2) coaches' interviews during matches; (3) placing of wireless microphones on players during practice; (4) enhanced microphones on court and in the umpire's chair to bring the true sound of play to viewers at home; and (5) coordination with broadcasters to reduce on-air pre-match warm ups so that TV viewers are taken right to match action.

sounds good to me :)

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:23 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=325

The package of innovation changes, which follows on the heels of the first-ever introduction of electronic line calling at the NASDAQ-100 Open, includes (1) pre-match player interviews so fans can hear what players are thinking as they are about to step on the court; (2) coaches' interviews during matches; (3) placing of wireless microphones on players during practice; (4) enhanced microphones on court and in the umpire's chair to bring the true sound of play to viewers at home; and (5) coordination with broadcasters to reduce on-air pre-match warm ups so that TV viewers are taken right to match action.

sounds good to me :)

me too :wavey:

Darop.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:36 PM
Loving #4 the most, you gotta love hearing what players yell at themselves and say on court, as well as grunting :drool:

akosijepoy
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
that's pretty interesting. i cant wait to hear coach's interview during the match or players dring practice! :)

Wintermute
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:32 PM
“Our fans and broadcasters are telling us that they want to get closer to our players, and to feel the incredible athleticism and energy that is women’s professional tennis,” said Larry Scott, CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
Stalkers?

But seriously, I know there are some players who would get pretty annoyed about having to give an interview before their match. Didn't Lleyton Hewitt get into trouble a few years ago for refusing to give a pre-match interview because he felt it would make him lose his focus?

I also wonder whether many players will be thrilled about having to wear radio mics during practice. Won't they be discussing things with their coaches that they would rather the general public and their next opponent did not hear?

CooCooCachoo
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:53 PM
#1 is lame.
#2 is lame.
#3 is lame.

Lame.

Slumpsova
Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:24 PM
i hate WTA more and more whenever reading about their innovations. everything they made up is just useless :rolleyes:

Maria Croft
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:02 PM
Hate all those changes

CooCooCachoo
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:03 PM
Hate all those changes

I think #4 is the only good one :shrug:

-VSR-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:06 PM
I don't mind them, but I don't think they need to enhance the sound when Sharapova plays. :scared: :haha:

Maria Croft
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:06 PM
I think #4 is the only good one :shrug:

Nope I don't like that one either, it's a sport, I don't want to be that involved, I want to watch tennis, that's it

Zauber
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:06 PM
this is becoming the WWW wrestling federation.
entertainment
Who cares about a real sport.
a sport is great.
It entertains as a byproduct the sports fans.
I know i know tooo idealistic.
I just hope they dont destroy the sport the real competition.

RJWCapriati
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:10 PM
great :yeah:

Lapin
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:14 PM
All sound pretty good to me, except the first one! I'm not sure how popular being interviewed as they are about to step onto the court would be with the players, when they're trying to focus and concentrate on the match they're about to play!

controlfreak
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:09 AM
that's all well and good, but when are they going to install the locker room webcams?

smiler
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:53 AM
All sound pretty good to me, except the first one! I'm not sure how popular being interviewed as they are about to step onto the court would be with the players, when they're trying to focus and concentrate on the match they're about to play!
Yeah I dont' think that one's good idea at all :confused: besides pre-match interviews will most likely be all boring and samey.

"yeah well you know she's a tough apponent, but you know I think I've got a little bit of an edge here, so yeah umm I hope I will play some good tennis and err, win today"

Paialii
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:56 AM
I received an email about all of this a few weeks ago from the WTA.

I'm still not understanding the reasoning behind having players wear wireless microphones during practice sessions. What are they trying to accomplish there?