I guess Belgium has quite some interest in womens tennis due to Henin and Clijsters.How well known is she in Belgium? I'm kind of surprised she'd be on the show and that they all seem to know her.
It's VTM, very much not the equivalent of the BBC. Think ITV if you need to compare it with a British channel. That said, the complete eradication of proper Vlaams (or Dutch) on the commercial channels is a pet peeve of mine too. VTM is basically solely the dialect of Antwerp.Wickmayer speaks in the most civilized Belgian dutch accent — the polar opposite of that guy (the host) who says a million times "oe goe is da?" He would have been taken off air and fired immediately once upon a time (in the past no village accents were allowed on that particular channel — it's sorta like Belgian eqivalent of the BBC)
Well, her popularity has waned together with her actual tennis results, but she was rather well known at some point, especially for her grunt. Also, she made the semis of USO '09 together with the dream run of Clijsters, which was quite a moment here.How well known is she in Belgium? I'm kind of surprised she'd be on the show and that they all seem to know her.