I'm not naive. I don't think that a womens tour full of surprises attracts less viewers. I think the WTA has a great field and is entertaining as it is. If it works for me, it can work for everybody. The role of the media is important here: they have to show genuine passion and get the people know more about this field. The womens tour is special. We just need "good media", not a mainstream dictat obsessed with audimat that always takes a misguided path when it comes to quality entertainment.I do think it’s a bit naive to say this us a non issue though? All sports are pretty dependent on viewer interest in order to sustain themselves. If every Grand Slam ends up looking like the French Open (which to be fair I don’t think will happen) I do think that could have an effect on the commercial viability of the tour which obviously wouldn’t be a good thing for players or, in the long run, viewers. None of this is really a comment on the type of tennis they play or whether or not these players are “worthy” of attention.
The other problem being, on this forum and elsewhere, that most discussions are only complaints from people pretending to care. I'm not sure they care that much. Suffice to read the percentage of negative comments towards the quality of the game itself. Too much trolls out there.