April 18, 2024

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Hail to Thearle, a rare female ATP voice

The ATP commentary has typically been universally male, and overwhelmingly British.

To the un-British ear, most of the boys they run through the booth are fairly indistinguishable, with varying degrees of quality.

So how refreshing to have a female voice in the booth for the Halle tournament this week.

Sue Thearle, 50, a former BBC presenter, not only has a mellifluous delivery, she also displayed solid knowledge – of the MEN’S game! – and let analyst Nick Lester do his thing. 

More, please. They don’t have to be former players if they’re good.

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