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

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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?

AnyFucker Mon 01-Jul-13 12:11:49

hill could you see similar comments being made about a relatively older male player ?

when I have heard 35 yr old Tommy Haas referred to, it is with admiration, not snide comments

that is sexism

specialsubject Mon 01-Jul-13 12:14:48

Date-Krumm is interesting because she took 12 years out of the sport - so there will be lots of changes since her comeback.

I don't think she was ever going to be strong enough or fast enough to beat Serena Williams, but that goes for many other people. Date-Krumm is also disadvantaged by being a lot shorter.

at least neither of them do the stupid noises which make women's tennis such a joke!

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Mon 01-Jul-13 12:53:18

AF, yes I can. Tennis, and cricket, golf etc, often have jokey sort of commentary which can end up being inappropriate.

AnyFucker Mon 01-Jul-13 12:54:56

I haven't noticed it to the same extent for male players.

I agree though that some commentary is in general, pretty shit

nevergoogle Tue 02-Jul-13 15:50:05

ha, this afternoon the commentators had a stunted conversation about how forward thinking womens tennis is. a bit forced.

Jestrin Tue 02-Jul-13 17:12:19

Sam Smith might need a few lessons in decent commentary anyway. I watched some of a match yesterday and she said of Carla Suarez Navarro 'someone needs to march her down to the opticians!'

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