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Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I am really impressed how fast Lindsay has risen as a tennis host.

She used to be picked on a lot for not being a major personality when she was a top player, even though she was well liked and spoke very well.

But as a tennis host she really does everything well from her knowledge of the game to just being able to pronounce tough tennis player names.

In my mind, she is practically the best woman commentator out there today and I think she has a long career ahead of her.

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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I think Navratilova the best.

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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

She is VERY good at it. But then, that shouldn't be a surprise. She's intelligent, articulate and down-to-earth. Incidentally, I was really impressed by Chanda Rubin's commentary durng the Serena-Ana match. First time I've heard her; she was good!

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I think Navratilova the best.
Agree. Cause she's not afraid of saying controversial things!

But I always liked Lindsay too. Very nice person!

Also Mauresmo was great during the French Open and of course EUROSPORT's Babsi Schett
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Agree. Cause she's not afraid of saying controversial things!

But I always liked Lindsay too. Very nice person!

Also Mauresmo was great during the French Open and of course EUROSPORT's Babsi Schett
I don't like her for the controversial stuff, she really isn't that controversial lol I just think she has good tennis sense and her analysis and strategies are often right.

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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I can't ever tell the difference between commentators' voices unless the old, senile commentator asks them about their career...


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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I think Sam Smith, of the BBC and Darren Cahill of ESPN are the best. Martina can be cranky sometimes, and Lindsay still doesn't know, or follow all the current players as well as she could, though both those two are knowledgeable and provide good (Martina) and decent (Lindsay) insight.

They're some another woman on Euro sport (don't know the name) that's knowledgeable as well.

Mary Joe Fernandez, is not that bad either.
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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

Love Lindsay's commentating + Chanda Rubin too
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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I think it helps that she knows and has played against many of the current players. I can also see Venus doing a good job of commentating though I doubt she will want to do so. I also enjoyed Barbara Schett at the FO.

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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

I personally like Mary Joe Fernandez and Darren Cahill the most. They're well-informed, and try to avoid controversy as much as possible. Some people like it, some people don't... I'm one of those people. I really prefer to watch good tennis, hear good commentary on the tennis, and avoid all the extra, "Oh no she didn't!"'s.
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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

Yes I think Lindsay is the best. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and she knows most of the current players on tour more than anyone else. She also says what she thinks. She also doesn't speak too much during points, which is major bonus points!







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I don't like her for the controversial stuff, she really isn't that controversial lol I just think she has good tennis sense and her analysis and strategies are often right.
Sadly - yes!

I thought she got crazy when she said Wozniacki has got the potential of becoming # 1 but it happend
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Yes I think Lindsay is the best. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and she knows most of the current players on tour more than anyone else. She also says what she thinks. She also doesn't speak too much during points, which is major bonus points!
Pretty much all of this. My favourite part is that for the more veteran players, she can talk about her experiences with them and what they're like off court, on court or in the locker rooms. She is also pretty fair. And her voice is soothing.

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Re: Would you rank Lindsay Davenport #1 as a tennis host?

Off the top of my head I would say yes.... she is very good.

She is also much prettier in the studio than she ever was on the tour. To me she looks so different, at one time I wondered if she had had any "work done."

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Off the top of my head I would say yes.... she is very good.

She is also much prettier in the study than she ever was on the tour. To me she looks so different, at one time I wondered if she had had any "work done."
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