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They won't uncover the cameras until Friday, and then, only to test them out. I don't think it's a "meaningless" tournament though--maybe only if you have no interest in tennis outside of your favorites. It suffers because it falls the week after back to back quasi-slam type tournaments when players are falling like flies with injuries and fatigue due to the taxing physical demands of today's game. Moving it and Charleston a week later would help both immeasurably.
 

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Live on ES from friday :)
 

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Are you actually serious for this meaningless tournament,lol.:) Watch the Tennis Channel on Sat and Sun. That is it for the WTA this week.
Please leave this threads :rolleyes:. Three things:
1. There is no such thing as "MORE THAN ENOUGH COVERAGE" which you said of Indian Wells and Miami. The purpose of tennis is entertainment, and every match on any court could be being shown, and that would only be "enough".
2. Just because a player is not famous does not mean they don't have fans, people DO WANT TO WATCH the less-famous players, for example on the small courts of big tournaments, or at smaller tournaments.
3. The tournament is not meaningless. NO tournament is meaningless. A 10K is not meaningless. Lower-ranked players need this tournaments, and many higher-ranked players (for example Wozniacki here, Sharapova in Memphis) need this tournaments too.

So stop spamming and leave. Kthxbye :kiss:.

So if streaming starts Friday (even if it's for test), will the semis and final be streamed anywhere?
 

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ES will have it from Friday?! Really? That's great. I don't see the cameras yet, but maybe they will wait until Thursday to get them out there.
 

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Please leave this threads :rolleyes:. Three things:
1. There is no such thing as "MORE THAN ENOUGH COVERAGE" which you said of Indian Wells and Miami. The purpose of tennis is entertainment, and every match on any court could be being shown, and that would only be "enough".
2. Just because a player is not famous does not mean they don't have fans, people DO WANT TO WATCH the less-famous players, for example on the small courts of big tournaments, or at smaller tournaments.
3. The tournament is not meaningless. NO tournament is meaningless. A 10K is not meaningless. Lower-ranked players need this tournaments, and many higher-ranked players (for example Wozniacki here, Sharapova in Memphis) need this tournaments too.

So stop spamming and leave. Kthxbye :kiss:.

So if streaming starts Friday (even if it's for test), will the semis and final be streamed anywhere?
Amen. Great post. I camped out on court 2 yesterday and saw some great tennis. Just because these women aren't top 10, except for Caro, that doesn't mean they can't play.
 

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:eek: my bad, it searched for Charelston instead.

Damn, ES used to show good coverage of Amelia Island. :(
 

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it's American clay... in the grand scheme of things, it's pretty meaningless as it's a different surface to the real clay they play on in the higher value events in Europe. The first events when the circuit changes surface are always 'meaningless' - look at the depth of entries, only the better-ranked girls who want to play a lot of events are here.

Even cheap challengers and ITF events can set up live streams. It doesn't need commentary, or multiple cameras - just a single camera at one end with an embedded live score. Not exactly rocket science.
 

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Tennis fans want to see their favorite players in action. They don't really care whether some people think the tournament is "meaningless" or not.

There's sometimes a stream for The Tennis Channel (which is broadcasting the Ponte Vedra semifinals live) on Veetle.com, but not right now unfortunately. Hopefully, one will appear for the Wozniacki vs. Vesnina match.
 
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