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How would you deal with the French Crowd?

let's say you are playing a Frenchman/woman (let's say Amelie or Grojean) how would you deal with the crowd? I think I would just feed off the boos and give the finger every 5 seconds and act like I don't care (ala Jennifer Capriati). I would also make headlines by flipping the bird on my way up all while smiling
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I'll let my game do the talking a-la Serena Williams in the QUARTERS last year against Amelie. Don't even mention the semis...
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I would take something with me to...I don´t know the word for it...you know these things which fit into your ears in order to shut everything down? lol

Or maybe...I would just hit some balls (ACCIDENTLY) into the crowd (with full power...(accidently). O maybe to make it more effective, my racket...accidently, of course.
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I'd join in the booing

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They would only boo you if you question calls. If you play the match, they won't be against you
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I love what Jen Cap did...just tell them to SHUT IT!!!
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I would taunt them like Jenn did and then after I won, I would tell them to kiss my a**!

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They would only boo you if you question calls. If you play the match, they won't be against you
Uhh...funny thing today happened when Roddick wanted to serve, but then sweat dropped down his face, he turned around and grabbed his towel, guess what happened? The crowd booed! It´s not like I don´t like the french crowd (it´s such a special atmosphere), but sometimes I really do think that they have gone nuts about booeing...They love to cheer and to boo...doesn´t really matter, what you are doing or not doing...
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i would fire the balls in their direction
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let's say you are playing a Frenchman/woman (let's say Amelie or Grojean) how would you deal with the crowd? I think I would just feed off the boos and give the finger every 5 seconds and act like I don't care (ala Jennifer Capriati). I would also make headlines by flipping the bird on my way up all while smiling
1. You would be disqualified for bringing the game into disrepute or obscentity.

2. The crowd would do everything that they did to Serena last year ten times over. Boos as you go to serve. Cheers as your ball hits the net. Eggs as you sit there at the interval listening to roars of your opponents name. Calls as you race for the ball. Serena couldn't take it nor could Martina and they could be far worse.

3. The Fallujah response isn't always the best one. Ignore them in a pleasant way and they just get tired - it may not be the US or Black American way but its probably better to keep quiet.
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i would fire the balls in their direction
if you hit anyone they win as you get disqualified . Provocation is no defence.
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ok im confused now what is flipping the bird?ppl r sayin it loads an i dunno wot it means how stoopid am i lol!!!is it giving THE finger?
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if you hit anyone they win as you get disqualified . Provocation is no defence.
LOL i was kidding. i think that ignoring them is the best thing to do. Serena did that on Indian Wells last time she was there and she won.
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ok im confused now what is flipping the bird?ppl r sayin it loads an i dunno wot it means how stoopid am i lol!!!is it giving THE finger?
Yes, it's flipping the finger used to midfiddle

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