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Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

I mean the little bounces, leaps, just like a rabbit. It must be so distracting for her opponent. I wonder whether she does it on purpose in order to force a double fault. Ivanovic's squeaking is nothing compared to this. It's borderline bad sportsmanship.
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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

If they didn't do anything about it in Seles' time why do anything about it now. She was constantly moving about the place while waiting for serve I'm sure there were a few more but I remember her doing it the most.

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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

I think it's fine. What-ever keeps her on her toes, it's not like she does it in tense moments on purpose, she does this day in, day out in every match, so I see nothing wrong with it.

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If they didn't do anything about it in Seles' time why do anything about it now. She was constantly moving about the place while waiting for serve I'm sure there were a few more but I remember her doing it the most.
It didn't annoy me with Seles, it was her way of focusing and it seemed natural and genuine. Especially because she was such a great returner.
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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

I think it makes her more entertaining to watch.

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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

No. In fact, I think her "bunny hops" are cute.

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It didn't annoy me with Seles,
Then you're being hypocritical and judging the same action differently based on whether you like/dislike the player.

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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

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I mean the little bounces, leaps, just like a rabbit. It must be so distracting for her opponent. I wonder whether she does it on purpose in order to force a double fault. Ivanovic's squeaking is nothing compared to this. It's borderline bad sportsmanship.
You know, you're absolutely right. Vera Zvonareva should just stand there flat-footed and be totally unprepared to return serve. That will DEFINITELY help her win more matches!

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You know, you're absolutely right. Vera Zvonareva should just stand there flat-footed and be totally unprepared to return serve. That will DEFINITELY help her win more matches!
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I mean the little bounces, leaps, just like a rabbit. It must be so distracting for her opponent. I wonder whether she does it on purpose in order to force a double fault. Ivanovic's squeaking is nothing compared to this. It's borderline bad sportsmanship.
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Did she beat your fave?
Not that I'm aware of. She never defeated Serena. Anyway it just irks me. I can't think of any other top player doing that.
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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

I think Kiri did this too(was it San Diego last year?), I was 'amused'
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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

Lots of people do it. Last week they showed Scheepers dancing right in the corner of the baseline preparing to return. You couldn't hear her opponent bouncing the balls preparing to serve.

Marion Bartoli used to hop a lot as well.
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Re: Anyone else annoyed by Zvonareva's attitude while waiting for serve ?

Where does it say you cannot move while the opponent is serving?

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Not that I'm aware of. She never defeated Serena. Anyway it just irks me. I can't think of any other top player doing that.
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