Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Fact checkers needed for stories on Bartoli

Throughout Marion Bartoli's amazing Wimbledon run, the ESPN commentators repeatd the incorrect "fact" that Bartoli's best achievement at a Grand Slam tournament had been to reach the 3rd round. I should never be surprised by the ignorance of anyone on ESPN, but it was really lazy reporting, considering that Bartoli had just reached the round of 16 at the French Open a few weeks before. (And anyway, why wouldn't the tennis media know this?) I saw this "fact" pop up again in the Orange County Register today.

A little fact-checking would be in order.

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