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cosmoose
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:29 PM
For whatever reason, she is getting on my nerves.
Maybe its because she knows next to nothing about tennis?

belzebub
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:46 PM
no she was awful, misread the second set Wickmayer-Bondarenko entirely.
it was always Bondarenko this and that while you could really feel that only a couple of big mishits by Yanina gave
Bondarenko the advantage.

I thought storm was carillo btw :lol:

edificio
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:47 PM
She's annoying me because she knows nothing about tennis that she didn't learn in the week before the tournament and then she spouts at length what she learned in the week. Meanwhile the so-called tennis experts are sitting beside her, looking at her, mouth open, waiting for her to finish her paragraph-long spouting of the obvious. Furthermore, they quit showing the match in order to have her go over stuff that we definitely could have waited to here. We missed three games of Wickmayer/Bondarenko because her hyping of Oudin wasn't enough. Also, her voice grates--still her voice is slightly less grating than Tracy Austin. Why they need her, I do not understand. Also, why blather on and on when there is actually tennis going on? A quarterfinal for crissakes!

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Talk about a name I haven't heard since I was a baby. wow.

Vanity Bonfire
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Pornstar name alert.

fufuqifuqishahah
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:26 PM
I think she is fine. She brings something different and new; she's also professional and has a strong speaking voice. Most importantly though, she isn't rude, mean, overwhelmingly biased, brash, and doesn't confidently say wrong information (at least not yet)

alwayshingis
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:35 PM
She does make up words like "dispassed" but I'm not that bothered by her.

I was more bothered by Pam during the match, who did not care to do any research about the match. She openly admitted to having never seen Yanina play (why don't you do some research online research then, Pam? Or potentially follow the people you have to cover...) and clearly knew nothing about her game or her style ("I don't know if she has a temper problem") and everything she knew about her was because Jill Craybas filled her in that morning.

Williamsser
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:46 PM
She did Wimbledon when she was at NBC.

Mrs. Berasetegui
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Hannah's OK but I hate it when she tries to treat the Open like she's Mary Hart and the Open is supposed to scandalous. :rolleyes:

belzebub
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Was that Shriver talking nonsense during the match ? (sorry I am European but followed on US channel)

drake3781
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM
She's annoying me because she knows nothing about tennis that she didn't learn in the week before the tournament and then she spouts at length what she learned in the week. Meanwhile the so-called tennis experts are sitting beside her, looking at her, mouth open, waiting for her to finish her paragraph-long spouting of the obvious. Furthermore, they quit showing the match in order to have her go over stuff that we definitely could have waited to here. We missed three games of Wickmayer/Bondarenko because her hyping of Oudin wasn't enough. Also, her voice grates--still her voice is slightly less grating than Tracy Austin. Why they need her, I do not understand. Also, why blather on and on when there is actually tennis going on? A quarterfinal for crissakes!

She does make up words like "dispassed" but I'm not that bothered by her.

I was more bothered by Pam during the match, who did not care to do any research about the match. She openly admitted to having never seen Yanina play (why don't you do some research online research then, Pam? Or potentially follow the people you have to cover...) and clearly knew nothing about her game or her style ("I don't know if she has a temper problem") and everything she knew about her was because Jill Craybas filled her in that morning.

Hannah's OK but I hate it when she tries to treat the Open like she's Mary Hart and the Open is supposed to scandalous. :rolleyes:


ANNOYING on all counts!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

tennisbum79
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:25 PM
She is one of those general assignment people on american TV.
They don't have to know anything in the sport they are covering, they just need to have a good personality to keep things light on the set.

Having said that, I prefer her to Mary Carillo.
At least she is not denigrating the sport she is covering.

simonsaystennis
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:07 PM
She is terrible. Doesn't know what she's talking about or how to say on of the players' names. Apparently Melanie Oh-din def. Nadia Pet-rahva. :help:

KBdoubleu
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:33 PM
She obviously doesn't know what she's talking about in terms of tennis, but at least she is very neutral and respectful to all players. The man Doug Adler commentating on the Williams sisters' doubles match was completely awful though.

Vlover
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I think she is fine. She brings something different and new; she's also professional and has a strong speaking voice. Most importantly though, she isn't rude, mean, overwhelmingly biased, brash, and doesn't confidently say wrong information (at least not yet)
I concur! Thankfully she breaks up the monotony of the constant negativity.

LeonHart
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:50 PM
OMG I love Hannah. I miss her dearly on the CBS morning show, she needs to come back!

Maybe tennis isn't her thing but she is very professional at what she's doing!

Ellen Dawson
Sep 11th, 2009, 09:47 AM
She is terrible. Doesn't know what she's talking about or how to say on of the players' names. Apparently Melanie Oh-din def. Nadia Pet-rahva. :help:

I thought that's how it's pronounced in Russian and that it was the native English speakers who were saying it wrong. At least that's what Bud Collins has said many times over the years.

exposbabe
Sep 11th, 2009, 02:02 PM
She's doing an okay job. I was wondering, though, why everyone else gets close ups and she never does. Fresh face lift? She looks great in the long shot.