MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian broadcaster Seven Network has defended its decision to televise Nick Kyrgios’s first round match rather than world number one Ash Barty’s opener after being hit with claims of “sexism” over its Wimbledon coverage.
Kyrgios’s match with compatriot Jordan Thompson had been going for two hours before Barty started hers against China’s Zheng Saisai, and the broadcaster stuck with the men’s clash rather than switch over.
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Fans on Twitter vented their frustration, with some claiming Seven’s focus on world number 43 Kyrgios’s five-set win over Barty’s straight sets victory was “sexist”.
The network, which flipped over to Barty’s match just before she wrapped up her win, said it was a “difficult decision”...
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