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Loud grunting becoming a trend?

In my eyes and ears grunting seems to be a new trend: Most women are grunting quite loud. What is the sense? Nearly uncredible is the grunting of Elena Bovina or Francesca Schiavone, not to forget Masha.
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Grunting is the same thing as breathing...but it just makes a louder noise because of the power your exerting...It's sort of trying to talk while you're running or dancing.

Besides, if they're grunting, that means they're breathing right? Instead of holding their breath. Everybody grunts, it's just a matter of loudness. But someone shouldn't get a bad rep for grunting....it happens naturally.

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Back in the old days, it was all serve and volley with very little in the way of power groundstrokes. The girls back then didn't hit those old heaters (what they now call putting "pace" on the shot) as the wooden rackets were not suited for the aggressive power game. It was all about skillful placement, lobs, baseline with some occasional mid-court action. That's why we never heard grunts back then.

Today, the girls are often at or near 6' in height which was unheard of back then. The new technology in rackets are more suited for the power game and artificial surfaces are now used. This makes the power game more suitable. And that's why the girls use those grunts so often.

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Grunting has psychological reason. Though I am not a psychologist to talk about it, I imagine it means that player grunting is exherting too much aggresion which can be used by opposing player if they are prepared.
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Tell me, who was the earliest player you remember grunting loudly. For me it is Seles.

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Even the men are now grunting as loud!

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i usually think to myself, "now" when i hit the ball... it helps timing, anyway, my coach says that some players grunt for timing aswell (i don't know if he's right, but he never lies) ... and so i go, even sharapova? hers is more of a scream, and he goes, well timing has got to be part of why she grunts, but i really don't know about the other reasons
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DONT GET ME STARTED: too late...

So yeah, I'm a grunter (maybe more of a moaner?) and I've become aware of many things:

Grunting increases with intensity...therefore its a way to release some energy and help with timing, power, and mental stability...

Some examples:

the After-you-hit-the-ball grunt: Maria Sharapova... she breathes in when shes ready to hit, and in the follow through lets out a big moan

the two-toned grunt- Mary Pierce, Monica Seles, Serena Williams... definitely helps with timing... first grunt comes when the ball bounces, and the second during impact (I assume because they hit on the rise)

the sex-noise grunt: Elena Bovina, Venus Williams... wtf??? seems like they're just using it to release more power

the quiet-but-long grunt: Henin-Hardenne, Mauresmo, Clijsters... they don't use it very often, just randomly... but seems to pump up the intensity

the what-the-hell-was-that grunt: Elena Dementieva, Francesca Schiavone... scientists are still trying to figure this out

the desperation grunt: everyone does it for some reason... running or reaching out far for a tough ball


So personally...I use the grunt for timing and rhythm... it works for me to have a less harsh grunt because you're in a more 'fluid' mindset.



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haha good observations..

dementieva grunts after she hits the ball, and i always thought it sounded a bit like a puppy, lol...

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I do the two-toned ..My coach when I was younger taught me that breathing out as you hit the ball was better..and since I hit it hard it just happens now..

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Tell me, who was the earliest player you remember grunting loudly. For me it is Seles.
Chris Evert's backhand grunts were soft but very sexual.
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There was some fairly loud grunting coming out of the Shearer's quarters the other night,I think it had to do with the new Rousey Sharon that joined the gang before they came up here [img]http://smileys.******************/cat/36/36_11_22.gif[/img]

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Agree - Monica was the first of the Gruntlettes.

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