Originally Posted by Patrick345
WTA had to act imho. If ES rather shows summer ski-jumping over a WTA-Tour semifinal/final then you have to protect your product. They basically gave the WTA no priority or protection. From handball to motorsports to youth football to snooker to summer ski-jumping. What´s next? Snow long-jumping over the WTA Championships? I won´t miss ES coverage.
But who else is going to show it? I can't think of a channel in the UK that would show women's tennis. Sky aren't gonna touch it and if they do it would maybe be only the premier mandatories that the men also play so they could have better coverage, but they aren't going to show charleston or stuttgart ect.