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Kournikova may be at Roland Garros

... but only, possibly, as a TV commentator.

Viewer reaction to Anna's TV debut as an on-site reporter for USA network's coverage of the 2003 U.S. Open has been overwhelmingly positive. Her schedule would only allow three days away from her other commitments and her injury rehab, but those three days were hugely successful.



"We were only able to get three days of Anna's time because of her busy schedule," said Gordon Beck, SVP Sports Programming & Production at USA network. "If the rain hadn't thrown the match schedule off completely, she would have been able to come back for a couple of days this week. Of course we hope that Anna is able to return to tennis competition soon, but otherwise we would love to have her working with us again."

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With Hingis working for Eurosport, the rumor mill has been circulating that Anna will be back at the U.S. Open and even possibly Roland Garros doing a short stint for ESPN or NBC, if her busy schedule permits. (Like, what the hell else is she doing?)

It would make the endless hours of the telecast of Roddick's matches much better if the Rocket were doing the analysis of his matches.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old May 18th, 2004, 09:02 PM
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She literally stunk when she was working for USA Network at the US Open. Didn't they fire her?
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She was really good when she was working for the USopen. I would love to see Anna in the comm.'s box! (they should have one of those split screens in that case; where you could see ANNA throughout the match)
Her reputation and viewership would go up quickly esp. if she did a good job comm.
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She quit in USA I think.
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What busy schedule are they talking about? Does Anna do anything at the moment to fill her time, coz I thought she had retired...

I would love to have Anna commentating Since she doesn't play anymore, I'd like to see her give something back to tennis

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Oh bloody hell get back on court, though I have to say an Anna/MArtina commentatary team does seem quite appealing.

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Commentators have to be able to explain the mental aspects of tennis. Don't you have to understand that there IS a mental side of tennis to explain it? How can this work?

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Commentators have to be able to explain the mental aspects of tennis. Don't you have to understand that there IS a mental side of tennis to explain it? How can this work?
Cos if you've ever seen Anna play a close match you'll know what being mental is

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Commentators have to be able to explain the mental aspects of tennis. Don't you have to understand that there IS a mental side of tennis to explain it? How can this work?
Boy, are Anna's worshippers gonna punish you for those remarks.

Anyway, if Marti can do it, why not the Rocket?

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when can she come back playing!

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Cos if you've ever seen Anna play a close match you'll know what being mental is


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I'm for this... because the thought of Anna wasting any more with pointless filler than ESPN already does... may coerce me into not watching tennis anymore.
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