An All England Club spokesman admitted, "Good looks are a factor," when scheduling women's matches on Wimbledon's Centre Court, which is why Venus and Serena Williams are often relegated to other courts, despite advancing to the quarter-finals. [BBC, Daily Mail]
The Daily Mail is a British rag. Think our gossip mags are horrendous? So are theirs, with more nudity and wild accusations. I'd require a lot more evidence to believe the above statement rgarding their court placement due to "lookism". In any case, the Williams' sisters have a HUGE fan base that draw viewers because they are compelling and exciting to watch. And that's what broadcasters really want: viewers for ratings. And they are filmed and show on t.v. no matter their court placement. 'Nuff said.