Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear ESPN: Can you say "priority"?

I know that Yanina Wickmayer and Kateryna Bondarenko don't matter to you, but how many times do we need to see the interview about the tournament's security slip last night, or hear about men's matches that have already taken place? It was a women's quarterfinal at the U.S. Open, and a good one, at that. There was no excuse for breaking away after the first set.

ESPN did return to the match, but after four games had been played in the first set, one of the players had been broken, and Wickmayer's racquet had been smacked down on the court. Then we had to put up with hearing from three commentators how surprising that was. Rennae Stubbs (of all people) had to send a text message to them to inform them of Wickmayer's temper.

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