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Applauded Shots

I think it's totally fine if a player never applauds (I've never seen Wozniacki or Venus applaud a shot), but I do think it's a nice gesture to make. I think applauded shots are even more impressive because these are tennis PROS giving credit - that means they truly understand the difficulty of making that shot, not like some simple spectators that haven't played tennis in their life.



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A Serena-related thread I see.

Well, of course it's nice but it depends. Has Masha ever applauded any shots?
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I remember Pennetta does it a few times as well. In her match against Kvitova last year I think.
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A Serena-related thread I see.

Well, of course it's nice but it depends. Has Masha ever applauded any shots?
I don't think Serena gets enough credit for sportsmanship So yes I had a hidden agenda

Masha needs to maintain her robot exterior so she doesn't applause her opponent or anything like that

JJ and Svetlana like to applaud a lot but it seems they do it on some easy shots (I know JJ will only applaud if she's ahead a break or something )

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I think it's totally fine if a player never applauds (I've never seen Wozniacki or Venus applaud a shot), but I do think it's a nice gesture to make. I think applauded shots are even more impressive because these are tennis PROS giving credit - that means they truly understand the difficulty of making that shot, not like some simple spectators that haven't played tennis in their life.
Nice thread.

Serena's applause does seem an itty bit automatic, but even so it's certainly a nice gesture. And I like that she does it no matter if she's ahead or behind... and, geez, she even applauded the evil hand-woman!

As for Venus and Wozniacki, I think there's a bit of a difference. Venus almost never shows emotions on court - no applauding, no fistpumping, no nothing. Basically, she doesn't cheer her opponent but she also doesn't cheer herself. Wozniacki does a bit of fistpumping/kamans, though I've also seen her recognise great shots occasionally (like with a smile or a wave). But some players only cheer themselves and that just doesn't sit well with me.
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I think in the Lordrena-Satantine Wimbledon 2007 match, the Goddess also applauded one of her opponent's shots.

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I don't think Serena gets enough credit for sportsmanship So yes I had a hidden agenda

Masha needs to maintain her robot exterior so she doesn't applause her opponent or anything like that

JJ and Svetlana like to applaud a lot but it seems they do it on some easy shots (I know JJ will only applaud if she's ahead a break or something )
Omg right? I've seen Svetlana applaud some basic DTL winners plenty of times. Maybe she's just checking the sound her racquet strings make and not really applauding? She's russian after all
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Serena applauded a lot of Justine's "lucky" shots.

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I think some players don't do it because they're so focused and into their own match.

What I find much worse is players not having the courtesy to apologize for net cord balls or repeated tossing while serving.
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Clijsters does it a lot too.
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Has Masha ever applauded any shots?
I only saw once in the exo match against Wozniacki

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Ana does it all the time. Even did it when Dinara saved a BP in the FO final with a passing shot DTL after a great long rally.


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yes i like to watch serena play
Yeah, me too because even when she's losing she really lets you in. I'm thankful for the many victories over the years, I'll go watch some now.

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I have heard venus say good shot on many occasions, schiavone another one who says good shot.

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Re: Applauded Shots

Can't recall Venus ever applauding good shots, nor Sharapova (but I'm probably wrong). Seles, Saint Sin, Kuznetsova and Serena were/are always very acknowledging of opponent's good shots.

I used to always love Graf's nod of the head when expressing praise, and Navratilova's and Evert's 'YEP' when their opponent hit a great shot. Davenport had that phrase too.
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