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...
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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