The final week of the 2018 WTA season is upon us with the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. I was very much looking forward to watching and blogging about the tournament this week with such a stunning line-up. However, the coverage on WTA TV has been very disappointing. The first day was streamed as normal. When I came to watch the matches on catch-up on Tuesday night, all I got was a blank screen with intermittent commentary. When I checked again on Wednesday morning, the matches had been removed from the “On Demand” section. There were no live streams on Wednesday.
Sticking with tradition, the communication from the WTA has been absolutely non-existent. There has been no word as to why Zhuhai has been pulled from WTA TV, or alternatives for fans to watch. It seems very odd that they would pull the coverage during the tournament? It pisses me off that the WTA Twitter page continue to post random pointless replays of points without acknowledging the many comments directed at the account to why there is no coverage on WTA TV. I’ve sent a message on the WTA TV website but have yet to have a response.
Therefore, I won’t be blogging for Zhuhai unless they bring back streams as I rely on the catch-up function. It’s a real shame because I was more excited about Zhuhai than Singapore this year! Stay tuned for the WTA best of 2018 series coming soon on Moo’s Tennis Blog! 😊
*Update* I received a response from WTA TV on Wednesday night.