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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2004, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Vera's worrying behavior...

Most of us on this board keep talking about Vera's bad habit of crying all the time. It might be childish but it's nothing compared to her habit of hitting herself with her racket! When I saw her in Montreal I was surprised to see her hitting herself quite hard on the head and on her feet. Have you ever seen another player punishing himself(herself) like this? If she continues she'll break a bone in her foot or she'll have some kind of contusion.

Vera's my favorite player since I saw her in Paris last year. At first I thought that she was very entertaining when she was going psycho on court and it was good because it showed that she wanted it very bad. But the more I see her play, the more I think that her behevior is very unhealthy and abnormal.

I really hope that her entourage is working on this because she's an amazing player and she could accomplish so much in tennis. It would be a waste if her strange comportement keeps her from rising to the top.

Anyway, good luck for the indoor season Bepa
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2004, 11:39 PM
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That's indeed a bit freaky. :retard:
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I see lots of players hit themselves with rackets but Vera uses alot more force. She'll hurt herself one day.
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Vera does have her little crazy moments yes,but sometimes in a way they help her out. Her opponents think shell go crazy if she goes down(which she does) like in Memphis down 5-0 and Lisa thought she had it so she just tapped it over which let Vera back in and Vera saved 1 match point to take the match 7-5 in the third. But I am afraid shell hurt herself one day

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Vera sure is something. Two years ago at the Open, I saw her spend an entire changeover stomping her feet, crying into a towel, and slamming the towel down. I understand that behavior in a situation like the epic match she played against Myskina this summer, but this was at 3-2 in the opening set of a first round match against Gagliardi! It's amazing how well she's able to play through the meltdowns.
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I agree too, but think the crying is just as bad for her. The way she reacted today whilst leading was just crazy. How anyone can keep their concentration when they are literally sobbing their eyes out is beyond me. Surely her coach has tried to work on this area of her game . The commentators today (who admittedly didn't seem to know that much about her ) were so concerned they thought she must have had some personal upset in her life before the match. It was almost embarrassing to watch.

I didn't see her hit herself on the head, but did see her wallop herself on her foot a few times. If she gets an injury doing that she should get a stern talking to by her coach. It really is hard to watch a player self destruct like that - and after playing so well too
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2004, 01:34 AM
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Problem with wacking yourself on the front of the head is that you could damage the stress control centres which in turn would make you emotional, make you cry a lot and might make you wack yourself on the head.........
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I saw this match and I was the end it I yelled out...VERA IF YOY DONT STOP BEING A EMOTIONAL BASKET CASE I'M DONE BEING YOUR FAN...I've had it...she totally threw away the match.



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El Ayanoui once busted his forehead with his racket and started to bleed right there on court. talk about being hard on yourself.

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I knew a girl in my school badminton team ( she was the captain) who hit herself when she lost a point with her racket. She hit the side of her leg, and it left red marks. Dang, people don't need to hurt themselves, that's not gonna change the way the match is going, especially if you end up injuring yourself.

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Originally Posted by Law and order
Maybe she'll knock some sense into her head with that racquet.
Not recommended. you bruise the frontal lobes and you start them malfunctiong - they send out instructions for more stress hormones that damages the stress control system more and produces more hormones........
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i don't know if she's sick in the head, but she needs to fix up and fast.

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Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

Then you have Michael Jackson & that name speaks for itself, no hype needed at all.
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im sorry but i still think shes sweet although i do admit sometimes it can get a little worrying

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I don't know but this is sounding like some freak show these russians are bringing to the game. I mean imagine a doubles match with Myskina and Zvonareva and they are both going through it; then imagine Nadia and her situation(not diagnosed) then Elena D and her serve; wow!!! what a freak show. I don't think it would be a good choice to go to kremlin cup without first taking a couple shots of vodka, cos you would swear there was something in the water.

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