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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 07:58 PM   #1
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don't accuse Germans again (refering to LA)

HI!

I'm just looking Henin vs Dementieva live on TV and I have to say I'm really shocked about the audience. I've never seen such a small one. Last year, I was in Munich during all matches and the crowd was much better.

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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:01 PM   #2
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i think it is about 11am in l.a though, i am sure the evening sessions are sold out?
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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:07 PM   #3
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I'm at work (in Los Angeles) watching the match on TV at lunchtime.

Most American Tennis fans are at work right now.

Looks like they are going to show most of this stuff live here in the states. Thats a major coup for the WTA.

Dementiava's legs don't appear to be a muscular as they used to be (not bulging, just solid). Makes her look a little awkward; jeez the camera is going right up her skirt on her return of serve.
My mind is a little in the gutter this afternoon.

Too bad ED isn't playing Schnyder right now.
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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:16 PM   #4
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Are you sure it's not just like the Aus. Open centre court where half of it is corporate seating (the lower section that always gets on TV), so it's sold out, but looks half-empty?

Note: If you want to see the real tennis fans @ the Aus. Open, you have to look close to the roof
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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:35 PM   #6
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Okay my take on this

If teh WTA tour fully knows that the stadium will be empty in day session, why not scrap day session altogether and fit three matches on the night, push the first round start on Monday. I know that location is a problem as they can't book Staple centre for so long, but surely finding space in some 8,000 seater stadium and push everything to night session is better than having 3 people in the crowd.

Master Cup can manage big crowd becuase they push everything to night, why not WTA tour, pathetic mangement any one of us can do better
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Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:39 PM   #7
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This match is boring as hell. Something is missing..from this match at the moment.
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I thought that 10 years ago all matches where indeed in the night?
or I missed something since I only concentrated on steffi!
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lol, the cheesy sounding commentator just said the Staples Centre is like a morgue. No atmosphere at all! I doubt the cheesy one has ever been to a morgue actually. I don't care about the crowd etc. I love watching Justine play.
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Yes it is crap, they never learn from their mistake, who the hell will take a day off to see women tennis, let's be real here, people who watch are usaully business people and sponsors and they are not to camp out in the stadium to watch justine and Elena.
It is beyond my belief that they don't even consider having all night session,
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This match is boring as hell. Something is missing..from this match at the moment.
i totally agree, this match is awful
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I hope there is a bigger crowd in the night match. No offense but Henin, Dementieva, Clijsters and Rubin arent exactly household names in the US. If the crowd isnt jumpin for Monica/Davenport then there is a problem.
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I'm quite enjoying it. But, then I'm easily pleased.
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All JH has to do is keep it in play; ED is bringing nothing to the table. ED just missed long an easy winner. Too bad.
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Justine IS exciting to watch, but it's weird I don't actually see her playing an opponent right now. (it's like I'm watching her hit a wall or something).
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