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Why didn't Lindsay Davenport commentate on the final...?

..instead of that useless Tracy Austin!!
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I'm not a fan of Tracey but Johnny Mac needs to remember that double faults are not called aces and 40-5 is not a score in tennis - he made Tracey bearable this time. Some people don't get that sometimes it's nice to just listen to the sound of the ball being hit and the reaction of the crowd.

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Re: Why didn't Lindsay Davenport commentate on the final...?

Lindsay was heading to the airport to catch a plane home.

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Re: Why didn't Lindsay Davenport commentate on the final...?

I would have preferred Lindsay.

Tracy not only talks through her nose, but she somehow manages to have a lisp at the same time. Drove me nuts. But I chose to go with Johnny Mac, Brit guy, and Tracy over Ted "gossiphound" Robinson and Mary "big babe" Carillo.

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I'm not a fan of Tracey but Johnny Mac needs to remember that double faults are not called aces and 40-5 is not a score in tennis - he made Tracey bearable this time. Some people don't get that sometimes it's nice to just listen to the sound of the ball being hit and the reaction of the crowd.
Yeah, he had a slip of the tongue on that, calling a DF an ace, but he's nearly an old man. Hey, he's no Cliffy. I'm not sure Cliff knows which is Serena and which Venus. (They all talk way too much.)
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Because everything about the BBCs coverage of Wimbledon sucks.

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Yeah, he had a slip of the tongue on that, calling a DF an ace, but he's nearly an old man. Hey, he's no Cliffy. I'm not sure Cliff knows which is Serena and which Venus. (They all talk way too much.)
i would have let him away with it but he actually said it twice both times after double faults. Don't know if you recorded the match but if you did have a listen out for it when watching again.

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Lindsay was heading to the airport to catch a plane home.
Lindsay's playing a world team tennis match in Springfield on 5th or 6th July.
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I'm not a fan of Tracey but Johnny Mac needs to remember that double faults are not called aces and 40-5 is not a score in tennis - .
Actually some people do say "5" instead of "15." I don't know if that's from college tennis or what, but I've heard other people say it, too.
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Re: Why didn't Lindsay Davenport commentate on the final...?

Johnny Mac thought that the Woz hit No. 1 and went on about that for like 3 minutes. It was excruciating.

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Re: Why didn't Lindsay Davenport commentate on the final...?

McEnroe and Austin are horrendous when you've had Venus/Bartoli and Serena/Vera, they just cream over the American and big up every single thing about them. I love how McEnroe was going on about Serena's second serve being the best in the world and Vera went on to pwn it in the first set Mind you he'd said in Vera/Kim that Vera was playing as well as she possibly could and she was playing "quite well", like Austin he's all about who he's heard of.

That said though, the Australians the BBC have are even worse (using Stosur as an example of things that work on a grass court lmmfao ), personally I'd want Sam Smith who actually knows the womens tour and if you *have* to have a former grand slam champion, get one who has a clue and can read the info sheet (Austin saying Vera's career high was 9 in the world oh dear, it's right in front of you love and they put up the caption 15 minutes before ). Virginia, Lindsay, hell, even pay Martina the money she would have to be better than this.

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McEnroe and Austin are horrendous when you've had Venus/Bartoli and Serena/Vera, they just cream over the American and big up every single thing about them. I love how McEnroe was going on about Serena's second serve being the best in the world and Vera went on to pwn it in the first set Mind you he'd said in Vera/Kim that Vera was playing as well as she possibly could and she was playing "quite well", like Austin he's all about who he's heard of.

That said though, the Australians the BBC have are even worse (using Stosur as an example of things that work on a grass court lmmfao ), personally I'd want Sam Smith who actually knows the womens tour and if you *have* to have a former grand slam champion, get one who has a clue and can read the info sheet (Austin saying Vera's career high was 9 in the world oh dear, it's right in front of you love and they put up the caption 15 minutes before ). Virginia, Lindsay, hell, even pay Martina the money she would have to be better than this.
Totally agree with you 100%. Sam is so much better than Tracey. I noticed that blooper over Vera's ranking; the other pathetic moment I remember was when Tracey tried to say that Serena had got close to a calendar year grand slam this year despite losing the French Open quarter-final by saying that she would have beaten anyone left in the event if she had beaten Stosur (no Tracey, Serena has not got past the QF stage at that event in 7 years and for good reason, she is s**t on red clay) Sam Smith injects humour and is not some Williams love-in, surprised Tracey doesn't sit in their box! Yuk!
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Tracey tried to say that Serena had got close to a calendar year grand slam this year despite losing the French Open quarter-final by saying that she would have beaten anyone left in the event if she had beaten Stosur (no Tracey, Serena has not got past the QF stage at that event in 7 years and for good reason, she is s**t on red clay) Sam Smith injects humour and is not some Williams love-in, surprised Tracey doesn't sit in their box! Yuk!
I'd forgotten that, but I groaned at the time. The other classic one was when she said post 2003 Serena went through stages of being injured and having other interests. Obviously the "losing to Henin at GS QF after GS QF" stage went out of her mind

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Totally agree with you 100%. Sam is so much better than Tracey. I noticed that blooper over Vera's ranking; the other pathetic moment I remember was when Tracey tried to say that Serena had got close to a calendar year grand slam this year despite losing the French Open quarter-final by saying that she would have beaten anyone left in the event if she had beaten Stosur (no Tracey, Serena has not got past the QF stage at that event in 7 years and for good reason, she is s**t on red clay) Sam Smith injects humour and is not some Williams love-in, surprised Tracey doesn't sit in their box! Yuk!
Tracy was correct and qualified herself accordingly. Serena has a MP to go to the SFs, had MPs against the player she would have faced there weeks ago and would have faced Francesa Schiavone in the final. That's quite close. But I guess all this is invalid because she's just another sh*t QFinalist! Yukky yuk!

Also, Sam's Smith is pretty much a Williams-love in. She compliments Venus and Serena at every opportunity and said that Serena c. 2002 is the best she's any woman ever play. I like it of course.

Tracy actually knows her stuff about women's tennis - her comment about Zvonareva's career high ranking being #9 was obviously a mistake which she didn't have an opportunity to correct in the live interview. She was getting Vera's career high ranking and post-Wimbledon ranking muddled up. Can happen to anyone. I've heard her talk a lot about Vera this tournament, she knows her game and she knows her history. She also mentioned several times about her #5 career high ranking.

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I'd forgotten that, but I groaned at the time. The other classic one was when she said post 2003 Serena went through stages of being injured and having other interests. Obviously the "losing to Henin at GS QF after GS QF" stage went out of her mind
What is incorrect about this statement?

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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I want Daventport back on USA TV.
The Brits can keep Tracy "The Maria Gossip Machine" Austin.
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