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July 17th, 2006

An Experiment Bound to Go Awry

At the 2004 Pacific Life Open, Justine Henin-Hardenne was given a warning by the chair umpire after her coach, Carlos Rodriguez, was heard shouting instructions from the side of the court late in the second set of the quarterfinal match. Henin-Hardenne didn’t deny it, and instead blatantly admitted that Rodriguez was helping her. “He told me be aggressive … go to the net,” she said, “You can tell it’s coaching. I know what I have to do, but sometimes it’s hard for me when I’m on court, in the match, to do what you know you have to do.”

At the time, Henin-Hardenne held the World No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 10:26 pm in Coaching, TV, WTA | 3 Comments »

January 8th, 2006

Australian Open Countdown

U.S. tennis fans rejoice. Those of us without the Tennis Channel are now just one week away from live tennis coverage which begins on January 15 with the Australian Open. Thankfully, ESPN2 will televise LIVE from the start of the Australian Open at 7pm ET next Sunday with FIVE HOURS of what has to be […]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:08 pm in Australian Open, TV | 1 Comment »

November 7th, 2005

Where’s the Tennis on TV?

With the televised MNF madness that is the New England Patriots and the Indy Colts no longer suspenseful, I thought i’d take a moment to reflect upon the state of tennis on TV in the U.S….Okay, done.

That was quick, as there isn’t much to reflect on as there hasn’t been a single ATP or WTA tennis match televised in the U.S. since the conclusion of Davis Cup in late September.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:41 pm in TV | Comments Off on Where’s the Tennis on TV?