to have been annoyed by last night's wimbledon commentary? Kimiko Date-Krumm.

(31 Posts)
nevergoogle Sun 30-Jun-13 17:05:33

I thought the commentary was utterly sexist and ageist.

I swear they said, "So it seems you can teach an old dog new tricks"

"She'll maybe be getting that early night"

"There are all sorts of new gadgets for her to deal with like hawkeye".

I'm paraphrasing as I can't actually remember but still, this woman is 42 and appears to be in her prime. She's older than the others but perhaps that's due to a lack of funding for women over 30 in sport.

I expected better of the bbc.

Am also ill with a horrible cold so possibly overly sensitive, so very possible being unreasonable also. Am I alone on this one?

nevergoogle Sun 30-Jun-13 17:06:13

oh and the shit joke about "bagel avoidance". oh give over.

MalcolmTuckersMum Sun 30-Jun-13 17:06:24

What channel?

nevergoogle Sun 30-Jun-13 17:07:58

it was BBC 1 or 2 yesterday evening.

was I mishearing them?

nevergoogle Sun 30-Jun-13 17:16:30

I was shock at some of the things the commentators were saying as well. I was actually reading at the same time, so probably missed loads They seemed to be concentrating far more on her age and whether she would reach her target of lasting an hour on court with Serena, than the fact she was an awesome tennis player who had got through however many rounds of Wimbledon and was playing some amazing shots and rallies. A total disgrace tbh.

I agree. It was utterly uncalled for. Date-Krumm ROCKS anyway.

She got further than Nadal and Federer did!

DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Jun-13 18:54:27

I agree, it was very unprofessional of the commentators.

Pennyacrossthehall Sun 30-Jun-13 19:07:34

I didn't hear it, but can believe it was awful.

However, the reason she is unusual is nothing to do with a lack of funding for women over thirty! Young people are better at sport. The end.

GameSetAndMatch Sun 30-Jun-13 19:13:28

didnt see the match as I cant stand Williams, but who was commentating?

nevergoogle Sun 30-Jun-13 22:15:10

Barry Davies and Sam Smith were commentating.

Really crappy commentary.

Penny, generally yes, always no. Experience goes a long way.

HollaAtMeBaby Mon 01-Jul-13 00:23:33

YANBU. I didn't like the way the said she might be stopping for a cup of green tea when they had a break! They wouldn't have said that Serena Williams was probably stopping for fried chicken.

AnyFucker Mon 01-Jul-13 00:26:46

that is a great comment, holla

I thought the commentary was utterly patronising too

why not comment on Serena stopping for a mcMassive Burger with a side order of roids ?

fucking idiotic sexist pillocks

caroldecker Mon 01-Jul-13 00:31:01

I feel there is a real bias against Serena on MN. She is an awesome tennis player and there is no-one who can match her in the women's game today. She doesn't deserve the vitriol on here.

YANBU for the commentary however.

AnyFucker Mon 01-Jul-13 00:32:34

Carol, a great tennis player she is

Did you see her victim-blaming comments on the Steubenville rape case, btw ?

seasalt Mon 01-Jul-13 00:32:42

I was watching this and I didn't understand the bagel avoidance thing, what did they mean?

DramaAlpaca Mon 01-Jul-13 00:35:53

A bagel is where a player doesn't win a game in a set. The score is 6-0 & the 0 is said to resemble a bagel - because it has a hole in the middle I suppose.

It's a bit humiliating for a player to lose a set 6-0.

seasalt Mon 01-Jul-13 00:38:57

Thanks Drama. I watch as much tennis as I can and I never heard that expression before!

DramaAlpaca Mon 01-Jul-13 00:47:53

You're welcome. Total tennis geek here smile!

needasilverlining Mon 01-Jul-13 07:39:40

Great tennis player, lousy excuse for a human being.

Would be nice if she gave her inevitable Wimbledon winnings to the rape victim she blamed, or a rape crisis charity. But I'm not holding my breath.

TanteRose Mon 01-Jul-13 07:46:31

patronising gits angry

didn't see the match, good article in threesets upthread

I was furious when one player had a cut/blister on her finger and needed the trainer on and the BBC commentator said "Oh is it a broken fingernail?" Fuck off fuck off fuck off.

101handbags Mon 01-Jul-13 11:46:02

The broken finger nail comment annoyed me too.. that was the Lisicki match.. male commentator said 'her nails do look beautifully manicured' and then turned to Tracy Austin and said 'as do yours, Tracy'... er WHAT have either of these two comments got to do with the tennis?!

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Mon 01-Jul-13 11:56:52

Patronising and ageist yes, but where was the sexism?

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Mon 01-Jul-13 11:57:19

(Fingernail comment I can see as being sexist though)

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