IMG Ruined "TENNIS WEEK"

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  1. vsbabolat

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    I just received my new issue of "Tennis Week" today and IMG has ruined it. IMG recently bought "Tennis Week" from the Estate of the late founder Eugene L. Scott.
    The first thing that I noticed is IMG shrunk the magazine down in size it is now the size of the original "TV Guide". There is no longer any coverage of ATP and WTA events. Just a picture from Dubai. There are no longer any results posted from the WTA and ATP events. In the Racquet roundup section of the old magazine Gene Scott would give you all the draws of the ATP and WTA events that were played the month before. The ranking section for the top 200 WTA and ATP players is gone. Along With the money leaders, and top 30 Doubles rankings.

    Behind the Baseline letters to the editor gone.

    Vantage Point the Editor's editorial on Professional Tennis gone.

    Roving Eye gone.

    April 2007, Tennis Week magazine is now about fashion. It is a cross between "People Magazine" and "Vogue". There is a big article about Ashley Harkleroad getting her hair done at Federic Fekkai's in New York. With tips as to how to get the look with Laura Mercier Makeup. We also get photos of Ashley getting her hair done. Then we get fashion shoot with different outfits.

    A fluff interview with Maria Sharapova that she has brought tennis back into fashion.

    This new Tennis Week magazine is horrible and I am cancelling my subscription.
     
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  2. ibemadskillzz

    ibemadskillzz Semi-Pro

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    you can't cancel what u already paid for
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    My subscription just expired. I'm glad that I didn't renew then. Thanks for the head's up. Too bad that they killed a great magazine. :-(
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    Tennis Week was my favorite tennis magazine because of the great coverage it had of Professional tennis and it's honest and open opinions of Professional tennis. I will miss it.
     
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  5. THESEXPISTOL

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    Too bad. Now "fashion" and appearances are the thing an the actual tennis is an accessory.
    Why do corporations keep ruining my beloved sport? :(
     
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  7. THESEXPISTOL

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    Well... I guess we all knew the answer. It was more of a rhetorical question.
    BTW, how are the junior BB racquets playing Overdrive? :twisted:
     
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  8. Overdrive

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    The post does not suggest a rhetorical question.....
     
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  9. marc45

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    I see this was an old op but people are weighing in...Discovered this magazine, at least started reading it, the last few years of its existence and loved it, and was also crushed by its demise with Scott's death...was smart enough to know though once he died that's exactly what would happen, it was one man's vision...without him it was only a matter of time

    there are old issues out there on e-bay and stuff, but have wondered if there is anywhere official to go to get them..would love for a google play or some internet library-type service to get them all out there published so we could go back and enjoy
     
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