I'm with Snuffkin. And I'm not saying this to bash; I neither like nor dislike the girl, but it was painful to watch.
Please, Eurosport, save us from having to sit through such a spectacle again. I understand that Hingis fans were happy to see her, but how anyone can think she was any good is completely beyond me.
I know that English isn't her first language, and hopefully she'll improve but she really was dreadfully wooden and someone who talks exclusively in sporting cliches is not the most interesting person in the world to be your spokesperson. Sometimes she wouldn't finish one cliche before starting the next one, leaving us with an insightful comment like "Kim's a great fighter, but that's the sport and she was just happy to be here today" etc etc.
There are a few simple rules that Eurosport could have asked her to follow, like
1) When you've finished speaking, remember to point the mic at the mouth of the person you're interviewing
2) LISTEN to what your interviewee is saying. I dont know how many times she lost the opportunity to have an interesting conversation by just trundling out some cliched questions she had made a mental note of instead of taking the lead from an interesting point that had just been raised. She also turned every interview round to be at least a little bit about her, which was quite annoying.
LISTEN to what your interviewee is saying. Eg:
Matt Perry: Yeah, we're doing the last ever series of Friends right now
Martina Hingis: Me Me Me Blah Blah I always enjoy watching your show and I hope to see it lots more in the future...
Hello! He's just told you its not gonna be on in the future!
3) There are no fullstops in the middle of a sentence:
Martina: (forced smile; mic in hand moving around like a plate on a stick) Stay. Tuned. Because. After the break. We have. More. Action.
I did think it was a bit mean that they showed the 99 FO final on a loop all week and then asked her about it a lot
At the end of the day the fault lies with Eurosport rather than MH; she cant help the maount of training she had, and as I said, she can only get better.