I watched quite a bit of the French Open on Tennis Channel's website today. The commentary was done by several different people, all of whom did a fine job of calling the matches, but none of whom knew anything at all about the players or the tour. The service is a very good one, but it would be nice if the commentators were familiar with the players' careers.
On television, Tennis Channel is promoting its "French Open Tonight" feature by promising to introduce its new commentary team member, Tatiana Golovin. The promotional photo of Golovin looks more like a marketing ploy for Playboy than for tennis media. I'm nor surprised, though; after all, this is the company that failed to fire Justin Gimelstob, or to even issue an apology in a way that didn't require a pickax and a miner's lamp to find it.
Note to all commentators: Stop referring to screaming as grunting. Get a dictionary.