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Azarenka slams "weak people".

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Azarenka slams 'weak people' after thrashing Stosur to claim Qatar title
February 20, 2012 - 8:28AM

Victoria Azarenka isn't about to stop her loud noises during tennis matches and says any opponent who might try to blame it for losing are "weak people".

The top-ranked Belarusian makes a high-pitched noise when she hits the ball, drawing increased criticism during her run to the Australian Open title with some fans even mimicking her at Rod Laver Arena.

The issue has attracted the attention of the WTA, which plans to look at ways of reducing the noise levels made by players.

On a 17-match winning streak after claiming the Qatar Open on Sunday, Azarenka says the hooting comes naturally.

She says anyone blaming a loss on her "grunting or whatever, you know, it's up to them. I think they're just weak people".

Azarenka extended her domination over Australia's Samantha Stosur to win her third successive title of the year at the WTA Qatar Open overnight.

The Australian Open champion showed no signs of discomfort from her overnight injury scare in the semi-finals against Agnieszka Radwanska by beating Stosur 6-1 6-2 in a one-sided final to extend her unbeaten streak in 2012 to 17.

The Qatar Open was Azarenka's 11th career title, 10 of them coming on hard courts.

Third seed Stosur left the tournament as the first Australian woman to earn more than $10 million in career prizemoney.

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I think Vika has to accept that she's going to be asked about grunting. A lot. Thats what the media does. Look for controversy.

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Yes. You are an attention wh*re.

She doesn't slam weak people, but whinning players who blame their losses to other player's grunting.

What a nasty way to manipulate

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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

I hope that she doesn't think the crowd and tv viewers are "weak people". lol
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Yes. You are an attention wh*re.

She doesn't slam weak people, but whinning players who blame their losses to other player's grunting.

What a nasty way to manipulate
That's the article's title?
And you can also make the argument that if you feel the need to shriek to gain whatever edge it gives you, that's weak too.
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That's the article's title?
And you can also make the argument that if you feel the need to shriek to gain whatever edge it gives you, that's weak too.
Yeah, both the article and the thread title are manipulative.

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Well, she's yapped and bitched and tantrumed most of her career. NID what she said is 100% correct, but her new mental composure hasn't been around long enough for her to act like she's a mental GOAT when not so long ago she was one of the people she now criticizes.

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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

I always knew she was a crazy mental bitch

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Aga and JJ is weak? no more friendship now
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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

sounds like feeling comfy in that #1 place already
until she starts losing often or acting way more confrontational, she can say or do anything she want, she gets free pass since she is new darling of tennisworld.

imo, even if I cant stand her or her annoying sound, I like that the #1 is shrieking and making people more pissed.

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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

She's basically saying "get over it". This noise controversy is sooooooooooooo milked out and prolonged.

And she's right, the grunting supposedly only becomes an issue when opponents are losing. When they're winning, I suppose it gives them a good feeling that they're able to beat an opponent even when they're at an "disadvantage" (). It's all in the head.

IF (going out on a limb here) the WTA starts implementing decibel trackers or whatever on the umpires in the future, and whenever the decibels go above the desired amount they have to give a point penalty, tennis will be a fluke of epic chaos. The WTA will get criticism for both letting technology ruin the sport and dealing with the noise the wrong way.
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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

I agree with Azarenka, although that sounds like she's slamming Radwanska more than "weak people". Jankovic will complain about anything so grunting is just one on a long list so she doesn't count.


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Well, she's yapped and bitched and tantrumed most of her career. NID what she said is 100% correct, but her new mental composure hasn't been around long enough for her to act like she's a mental GOAT when not so long ago she was one of the people she now criticizes.
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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

stosur has over $10 million dollars.



Also, the grunting debate is becoming almost as pointless as the 'real' number 1 debate was getting.

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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

The Azarenka fans snapping at the heels at anyone who even looks sideways at Azarenka these days
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Re: Azarenka slams "weak people".

NID vika would let number 1 and winning a slam feed her ego.

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