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List player routines/odd habits during matches

I thought it might be amusing to list all the quirks of the players during matches.

For example, Clijsters picked up Hewitt's head bobbing and string picking between points while she dated him. Even after they broke up, she kept this quirk up until she retired.

Sharapova, Ivanovic, Hantuchova and Peer all turn their backs to their opponents and pump themselves up between almost every point.

Serena frequently fixes her earrings.

Jankovic uses tissues and fixes her ponytail.

What are/what were some others?
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Re: List player routines/odd habits during matches

Some Elena ones:
- ties her shoes frequently, especially when losing a point
- bathroom break between second and third set
- has conversations with her mother frequently
- high pitched squeal
- after a big win, usually does some kind of half-twirl/pirouette

Am I forgetting anything?
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after a big win, usually does some kind of half-twirl/pirouette
love that, with her squeal of joy

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Some Elena ones:
- ties her shoes frequently, especially when losing a point
- bathroom break between second and third set
- has conversations with her mother frequently
- high pitched squeal
- after a big win, usually does some kind of half-twirl/pirouette

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Wow, you've really studied up on her !!

I have to say I do get a kick out of the conversations she and Vera have .


Myskina used to scream at her coach/boyfriend too.

Henin always looked to Carlos for support.

Bartoli frequently shakes her wrists-I hope it's just a habit and not because they hurt her all the time...
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Re: List player routines/odd habits during matches

Kirilenko and a few players blow their hands in between points.

Vania King rubs her belly with the ball
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Some Elena ones:
- ties her shoes frequently, especially when losing a point
- bathroom break between second and third set
- has conversations with her mother frequently
- high pitched squeal
- after a big win, usually does some kind of half-twirl/pirouette

Am I forgetting anything?
Aren't you forgetting "NYET!!"?

Lindsay - smiling when serving, never smiling at any other times.

Ana - not standing on the lines, ajding, fist-pumping, squealing after winning, moving the visor over her face repeatedly

Ivanovic * Kvitova * Serena
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Pierce's ridiculous routine

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Lindsay tieing her shoe laces at every change of ends. I've never seen any other player do it and I would love to ask her why. Both shoes every change of ends. Never misses.
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Somebody else can mention all of Ana's but one that really annoys me is that weird little shriek she makes if she wins.
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What is the blowing on the hands for (Kirlenko, Pierce, and Fish do it) ?
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Kirilenko and a few players blow their hands in between points.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Pierce's ridiculous routine
OMG, her rutine is very annoying . Has she ever gotten any warnings for it? It is definatley longer than Nadal's. But she obviously has to do it.
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serving two DF @ each service game?

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What was Pierce's routine?

I haven't seen any of the miserable old bat since she pulled that stunt at The USO in 2005.

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haha lindsay is not "smiling when she's serving" . its the way her face contorts when she reaches up to hit the ball. she's not thinking " oh joy, i'm hitting my serve!" as she beams a smile.
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