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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2003, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Will we ever get a smart/fair TV network?

ESPN2 had the great *live* match of Pierce/Rubin (a big name and an American), but instead of showing us even one point of that, we get the *taped* Serena match Additionally, they keep saying how Kim Clijsters is the big threat to the sisters, yet have we even seen a match of hers? She double-bageled Petra, but not one point was shown...now we get Roddick's 1st set instead of the *final* set of Rubin/Pierce. UGH!!

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ESPN will always pick the matches with high ranking Americans in them. I understand why, but it is annoying. Kim is a good example, she's the #4 seed but I bet we won't see a match of hers on tv till she's like in the quarters (if she gets that far)
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Serena is the #! WTA player in the world and ALL her matches should be shown LIVE, but instead her match is shown tape delayed.

The real question is Why are ALL of Agassi's matches being shown LIVE and in PRIMETIME here in America? Agassi is the #2 ATP player in the world.

Venus is the #2 WTA player in the world and yet only ONE of her matches have been shown (tape delayed). Only a 30 second highlight of her first match was shown. Venus' matches draw as big an audience, if not more, than Agassi does, yet ESPN guarantees his matches are LIVE. They are both AMERICAN and their matches should be given similar airtime.

Roddick's matches are being given greater airtime than both Venus and Serena, and he is neither #1 or #2. ESPN Sucks big time!!!

Clijsters matches are being shown in (Australia/Belgium) so why should her matches be given priority over American players by American networks?
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I just the the best matches in general should be shown - show us quality (and LIVE) play over taped 6-4,6-0 matches...

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I'd prefer to see ANY top 10 players over the two Kournikova matches that were shown! What a joke! If the matches were at all competitive, sure, show a clip or two from them, since she is popular. If she gets back in the top 10, yes, show her matches. But with a ranking of 42? No. It degrades women's sports to choose to air matches according to the players' looks.
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sigh,
I'm always torn, because I love to see Serena and Venus play and since they are americans we do generally get to see them, if only tape delayed.
but I agree that i would love to also see the best tennis match of the day. doesn't matter who it is.

that they even showed half of the justine/kournikova match was a waste of time. except that I actually got to see those serves that everyone was talking about. scary stuff.


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