Where are the tennis stats?

Question: Is tennis of such low interest that you don't even publish tennis stats? It would seem to me that tennis news should come before gambling odds (for instance) in the scale of news importance. -- Mary Clark, Spokane

Answer: I assume the writer is referencing pro tennis. Our sports editor, Joe Palmquist, tells me that there simply are so many professional tennis tournaments out there that we don't have the space to run comprehensive results until the semifinals and finals of most of them. We do run all of the results of the four major tournaments. We also periodically run the money leaders.

In analyzing reader interests, it's also true that tennis doesn't break into the top ranks for Spokesman-Review readers. -- Steve Smith, editor

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