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Could somebody explain to me why Chris Evert is being so foul?

Especially toward poor, hapless Pam Shriver? I was watching the ESPN3 stream of the Stosur-Petrova match and I had to turn it off because of Chrissie's cattiness. Hasn't anybody told her it makes her sound washed up?

--Pam was talking about playing doubles on court one and how intimate it was-- Evert replied: I'll take your word for it.

-- "Pam, could you please get off your phone for this match?"

I shut it off after that, but I remember Chris Fowler asking Pam Shriver whether something or another reminded her of playing singles matches at the French Open, to which Evert butted in: "it's not as if she played very many " That was within the first five minutes of the first broadcast.

Is there a back-story I've missed?
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For some reason I never liked or rooted for Evert. I had the suspicion that she was a mean spirited person, but was able to cover it up, especially with the help of the American media who adored her. I think the only time I rooted for her was when I was at Forest Hills the day she played BJK in her first USO. I took a sick day from work as the match was on a weekday. The next day my boss asked me if I enjoyed the match and laughed.
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seems like something personal. How unprofessional!! Did Shriver reply, she's pretty witty herself.

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seems like something personal. How unprofessional!! Did Shriver reply, she's pretty witty herself.
I've been expecting some good comebacks but Pammy's been pretty acquiescent.
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Re: Could somebody explain to me why Chris Evert is being so foul?

Chris Evert is a terrible TV personality in so many ways.

I have no idea why ESPN keeps her, despite her name.
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I was starting to like Chris Evert, but she was very rude I thought. Alluding to not knowing what the outside courts felt like because she always played on the main court. Bitch please.

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I was starting to like Chris Evert, but she was very rude I thought. Alluding to not knowing what the outside courts felt like because she always played on the main court. Bitch please.
She acts/sounds like a drunk, slutty ole fool and ex mean girl, so many times while she's on the air.

Just get her off. She's a waste. The Tennis Channel did it to Jimmy Connors. Your move ESPN!?
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Re: Could somebody explain to me why Chris Evert is being so foul?

I don't remember exactly how the exchange went, but at the AO Chris made some snippy comment, basically alluding to how superior her career was compared to Pam's, and Pam had no answer to that (probably didn't want to bicker on air). I've never previously noticed any bitchy comments towards Pam like that, but from then I had the feeling that there might be some bad blood between them. It just further illustrates how unprofessional and horrible Chris is as a commentator.

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Re: Could somebody explain to me why Chris Evert is being so foul?

I think it's all just funny banter between them - it's just that Evert is inherently kind of a bitch so her comments will reflect that.

What is foul though is Chrissie's knowledge about the current game. Why isn't there a thread dedicated to her comments like there is for Golovin's? Some are the things she says are so far off that I cannot help but . Some gems include her saying that Stosur's backhand is her best and most consistent shot, Clijsters' best surface is clay and countless other priceless comments that I cannot remember at the moment.

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I think it's all just funny banter between them - it's just that Evert is inherently kind of a bitch so her comments will reflect that.

What is foul though is Chrissie's knowledge about the current game. Why isn't there a thread dedicated to her comments like there is for Golovin's? Some are the things she says are so far off that I cannot help but . Some gems include her saying that Stosur's backhand is her best and most consistent shot, Clijsters' best surface is clay and countless other priceless comments that I cannot remember at the moment.
Stosur's best GS success has come at the FO.

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Stosur's best GS success has come at the FO.

That's why Twitter has #shitchrissiesays, but someone told her about it now that she's on Twitter and ruined it.
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Especially toward poor, hapless Pam Shriver? I was watching the ESPN3 stream of the Stosur-Petrova match and I had to turn it off because of Chrissie's cattiness. Hasn't anybody told her it makes her sound washed up?

--Pam was talking about playing doubles on court one and how intimate it was-- Evert replied: I'll take your word for it.

-- "Pam, could you please get off your phone for this match?"

I shut it off after that, but I remember Chris Fowler asking Pam Shriver whether something or another reminded her of playing singles matches at the French Open, to which Evert butted in: "it's not as if she played very many " That was within the first five minutes of the first broadcast.

Is there a back-story I've missed?
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I don't watch ESPN but from what I've seen on her I genuinely think her stanning for Masha has led people to dislike her.

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Omg Are you serious, how do the commentators respond to her saying shit like Stosur's best GS is the FO

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I think it's all just funny banter between them - it's just that Evert is inherently kind of a bitch so her comments will reflect that.

What is foul though is Chrissie's knowledge about the current game. Why isn't there a thread dedicated to her comments like there is for Golovin's? Some are the things she says are so far off that I cannot help but . Some gems include her saying that Stosur's backhand is her best and most consistent shot, Clijsters' best surface is clay and countless other priceless comments that I cannot remember at the moment.
The Stosur backhand comment made me spit out my water when I heard it

There was also a moment when she interviewed Azarenka and said (I'm paraphrasing), "in the second set you hit a second serve ace down the line, that's so uncharacteristic of you, isn't it?"
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