ESPN2's viewership over the two weeks averaged a mere 0.52 (.0052) U.S.A. rating with 700,000 viewers, off 10% in ratings and 12% in total viewers from last year (0.57, 800K). The competiive finals did okay (around a 4 share), but otherwise our beloved sport continues to bleed audience share revealing its irrelevance to most US sports fans that gravitate to almost everything else BUT tennis. I find this rather SAD along with all the empty seats at many/most daytime Ashe sessions. Sam Stosur played at least 3 matches in front of an 85% empty stadium. Let's hope many of the biggest names don't, as their wont, blow off the fall season or give an 85% effort. The big three have won a mere 3 Fall Masters Series tourneys between them intheir carreers. Will Serena even play this fall for a slim chance at #1? It is all dismaying.