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  1. #61

    Re: '19 USO Day 13 OoP & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by MeganFernandez View Post
    When I turned on the match at 3-1 in the first, there was terrific hitting by both players. A friend who never has anything good to say about women’s tennis texted to say it was the best he’d ever seen. So Serena wasnt total trash the whole first set. Andreescu went for it and hit her spots. I dont think Serena’s runs of poor play detract from Andreescu’s excellent play.


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    Agreed. Besides, I'm not sure Serena-Prime would've won anyways. Andreescu can handle the power and is a much better mover.

    And of course that Serena wasn't a hot mess, but there were so many uncharacteristic mistakes that to say she was near her best just doesn't fit.
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  2. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    And she is who she is. She can't stop that:
    Williams, disappointed in defeat, found it nearly impossible to give full credit to her opponent. “I love Bianca, I think she’s a great girl,’’ Williams said. “But I think this was the worst match I’ve played all tournament. I honestly don’t think Serena showed up today.”
    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    Though not a wildly ingratiating thing to say, Serena is right. This match was as much about Andreescu's game and mental strength as it was about Serena's mental issues. Her only decent patch came when she went for broke in the second set. As soon as she leveled and everybody was thinking "comeback", the choking began again.
    Andreescu was her toughest opponent, and stayed strong under pressure, but Serena's right. She played a lot of great tennis this tournament, and this was easily her worst match.

  3. #63

    Re: '19 USO Day 13 OoP & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by jlhct View Post
    These articles are so frustrating. Do we know what question prompted that response? Do we know when that was said? If she spoke about Bianca’s game besides this one quote?
    The question was: "[Andreescu] brings a lot of versatility and competitive intensity. What impressed you the most about her game today?"

    The comment "I honestly don't think the real Serena showed up today" was a few questions later, and wasn't really related to the question, which was: "Having deep runs, is that something you can appreciate now or will you take a while? Can you talk about overall what you're doing and how you do inspire people with the effort you put in?"

    Generally, the journalist should present all information in context, so readers won't have to wonder what you wondered. The reader would trust the journalist to represent all information correctly. In this case, having read the whole transcript, I think the characterization "found it nearly impossible to give full credit" is odd and off the mark. It's hard to say for sure without being in the room and reading the nonverbal cues, but it seems overblown to me. The credibility of the outlet makes all the difference. Yahoo Sports doesn't strike me as an outlet that's particularly careful with the finer points and larger truths.
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  4. #64

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    Bianca Andreescu’s Historic US OPEN Championship Attracts Record 3.4 Million Viewers, Becoming the Most-Watched Tennis Broadcast Ever on TSN and RDS

    — September 9, 2019

    – More than 7.4 million unique Canadian viewers watched Andreescu become the first Canadian singles player to win a Grand Slam championship with a straight-sets victory over Serena Williams on Saturday –
    – US OPEN Women’s Final attracts average audience higher than that of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final –
    – TSN was the most-watched network in Canada on Saturday, ahead of all conventional networks, and the US OPEN Women’s Final was Canada’s #1 program of the day –
    – TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2019 US OPEN grows by 69% compared to last year –

    TORONTO (September 9, 2019) – With her unforgettable championship run at the 2019 US OPEN, Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu has smashed audience records. Preliminary data from Numeris confirms that her straight sets victory over Serena Williams in Saturday’s Women’s Final attracted a record average audience of 3.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched tennis broadcast ever on TSN and RDS and attracting a higher average audience than that of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.

    More than 7.4 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch some part of the match. Audiences peaked at 5.3 million viewers at 5:59 p.m. ET in the second set as Andreescu secured the title to become the first Canadian singles player to win a Grand Slam championship.

    All eyes were on Andreescu on Saturday, as the Women’s Final ranked as the #1 program of the day, and TSN was the most-watched network in Canada, ahead of all conventional networks. The match ranks as Canada’s most-watched broadcast since the Toronto Raptors clinched the 2019 NBA championship live on TSN, CTV, and RDS.

    In Toronto, the match had a share of 58% on TSN, meaning that more than half of all people watching television in Toronto on Saturday afternoon were tuned in to the Women’s Final.

    The match attracted significant engagement across TSN’s digital platforms, with US OPEN video content on TSN.ca and the TSN app growing 145% compared to last year’s tournament, and more than 13 million impressions for US OPEN content on TSN’s social media platforms.

    Andreescu’s unprecedented performance at the US OPEN broke audience records throughout the tournament, as she set multiple new records for TSN’s most-watched US OPEN broadcast with her wins in both the semifinals and quarter-finals.

    Average audiences for TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2019 US OPEN grew 69% compared to last year, with nearly 10.7 million Canadians watching some part of the tournament.

    TSN is the exclusive Canadian home of the biggest events on the tennis calendar, serving up exclusive multi-court coverage of all four Grand Slam tournaments, including the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON, and US OPEN.

    https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/pr...on-tsn-and-rds

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    Re: '19 USO Day 13 OoP & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan View Post
    Bianca Andreescu’s Historic US OPEN Championship Attracts Record 3.4 Million Viewers, Becoming the Most-Watched Tennis Broadcast Ever on TSN and RDS...
    ...
    I'd still like to have the Tennis Channel in Canada.
    Sure, TSN/RDS and others do a good job of covering tennis tournaments throughout the year. But I want the Tennis Channel for the documentaries, 'inside reports', etc.

    We have the Golf Channel - so why can't we have the Tennis Channel?
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