Originally Posted by ozza
@bruce goose Something you have to bare in mind is how much promotion and money the WTA invested in Caroline as their next big player. They are probably desperate for her to have success, so it makes sense for them to big her up even if she is a shadow of her former self. It's kind of like they don't want their investment to go down the drain.
It's worth noting it's not only WTA that are responsible. Sky Sports used that match for their headline for the whole event yesterday with a headline of something like "Suarez Navarro stuns Wozniacki".
Thank you for your input,which I appreciate,but the WTA even did that with Dinara when she was #1.Though I still have affection for my retired fave,Dinarik,I can candidly admit that she wasn't one of the centerpieces of the WTA's promo machine like some of the more glamorous gals are.I suppose that Sky Sports is complicit with the WTA,and their b.s. propaganda,if they cover the sport regularly.
I'll give another example from the NBA: The Orlando Magic made the Finals a few years back.Now,after trading off their top players,they are a bottom feeder.If the NBA tried to promote an upcoming Orlando game as if they were the same team that they were 3 years ago,fans would feel insulted and HEAVILY bash and ridicule the league in the 'blogosphere'.Even the media that covers the sport would look at each other and ask,'WTF does the league think they're doing
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