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Are Sharapova's grunts all fake ???

I'm serious. Maria changes her grunts every 2nd point (to a totally different kind of grunt) but is sometimes mute as well.

Very strange. Most other grunting players are very consistent with it. Is it just a big show ???
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she didnt grunt til the end of first set!i was so surprised she was mute!
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I'm serious. Maria changes her grunts every 2nd point (to a totally different kind of grunt) but is sometimes mute as well.

Very strange. Most other grunting players are very consistent with it. Is it just a big show ???
V and S are like this too. Bovina also. Seles is the only woman that I have heard consistently grunt on every shot.
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WTF now she's grunting like Schiavone (2 seconds after the shot).

Now changed again.
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Yep venus hardly ever grunts until she needs to- when she's being challanged- just to give her that bit more in edge...
Serena too- only grunts when she needs to and wants to asert her influnence over someone..
You know a williams is 100% committed to winning when they start grunting..
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Yep venus hardly ever grunts until she needs to- when she's being challanged- just to give her that bit more in edge...
Serena too- only grunts when she needs to and wants to asert her influnence over someone..
You know a williams is 100% committed to winning when they start grunting..
True - but WHEN they grunt they are consistent.

Maria, however ...
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I'm watching her match against VRP and what I have decided is fake is...SHARAPOVA...she pumps her fucking fist after every point...she did it on the first point of the match...its just OBNOXIOUS...but besides that...she really is really aggressive and that bodes well for her future...
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Yeah, I find the fist annoying too. And it looks fake.

MARIA THE FAKER
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She always pumps her fist- it helps just to keep your focus and determination by telling yourself to keep going etc- good mentality and boy i she playing well...
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She plays well but she's really irritating
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Yeah, I find the fist annoying too. And it looks fake.

MARIA THE FAKER
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It is a bit annoying, but I guess faking the grunts would just be wasting energy, so I don't think she does it on purpose.
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Oh, a mute point again. You never know what you will get at the next point.

And yeah, she plays well.
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Maria is making an effort to control the grunting.
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2003, 12:35 AM
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What gg said. I mean, she grunted the same way every point at Wimby, then everyone made a big deal about it. I think now she is concious about it, and is trying to quiet it down.

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