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lindsayno1
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:46 PM
it sounds off/different in this match against dani compared to normal!

SzavayFi
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:49 PM
:lol: Idk but she has 2 SPS here...

lindsayno1
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:52 PM
pardon?

SzavayFi
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Sharapova just took the 1st set 6-2.

lindsayno1
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:55 PM
oh i know :(

GrahamD
Feb 25th, 2005, 10:50 PM
It's fucking annoying, that's what's with it. Why she's allowed to get away with distracting her opponents like that is nothing short of gamesmanship. She creates an unfair advantage for herself by that goddam awful shrieking noise a split second before her opponent attempts to return the ball. No wonder she wins so many matches. Tape her mouth up and see how she does then :tape::tape::tape::p

blumaroo
Feb 25th, 2005, 11:09 PM
I like her shrieks. It's her trademark now. It's not like MOnica was mute either. Any pro should deal with it and not let it distract your game. If that doesn't work start shrieking yourself but louder. IT might work :lol:

ceiling_fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:16 PM
yeah, it's really annoying for me... and it must be annoying for the players that play her, unless they are really good at concentrating...
i think grunting helps getting her strokes right though although i don't think the shriek-continued-on-to-the-scream-because-i-just-made-an-error isn't very necessary...

Piotr'ek
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:18 PM
I like it , these sounds are really sexy :smoke:

like me and her in a bed together :p

Wannabeknowitall
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Well all the players that have played her have said it isn't distracting. It comes with the territory of playing tennis. It's also a good indication of how good she's hitting the ball. You have the sound of the ball hitting the strings of the racquet and then the grunt. If she's a little off when she's hitting the ball, a player could hear it off her racquet and from her grunt and attack that shot that she didn't hit as well.

ceiling_fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:27 PM
yeah... did anyone remember in the Aus Open when maria was versing serena ... she mysteriously stopped grunting- probably the reason she was broken

!<blocparty>!
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:27 PM
It sounded completely normal. Loads of players grunt and shriek. If they're not used to it by now, then it's their own problem.

IcePrincess
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Sharapova's shrieks are pure Gamesmanship.

Some of you may want to look that word up in the Dictionary.

:wavey:

Julia1968
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:32 PM
Sharapova's shrieks are pure Gamesmanship.

Some of you may want to look that word up in the Dictionary.

:wavey:

So what do you think about Serena and Venus' exhiliatory shrieks?????

Its all the same. And its not annoying to me. If it were a huge problem, she would be admonished like Seles was.

ceiling_fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:33 PM
The use in a sport or game of aggressive, often dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent.
i tend to take jokes or figurative speeches seriously... :lol:

Josh B.
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:49 PM
Who cares about shrieking, if the players dont care, why should anyone else, they are the ones who have it during play, therefore, it is no big deal!!

Nothing stopping other players screeching!

I like Maria's grunt, doesnt annoy me at all! :)

IcePrincess
Feb 26th, 2005, 12:56 PM
So what do you think about Serena and Venus' exhiliatory shrieks?????

Its all the same. And its not annoying to me. If it were a huge problem, she would be admonished like Seles was.



Sweetheart,

This is a thread about Sharapova.

Did you misunderstand the title? :confused:

Anyhoo, I don't have time for nonsense.

I will check back tomorrow.

Tootles!

:wavey:

SelesFan70
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:22 PM
It's a good thing she doesn't have to play Natalie Tauziat or Martina Navratilova. :tape: It should be interesting when she plays Jennifer Capriati who's been known to bitch about Monica's grunting (but only when Monica was thrashing her...) :o

DevilishAttitude
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:54 PM
I wish some would shout out SHUT THE FUCK UP to her :rolleyes: I can understand her doing it when it's tight but does straight away from the 1st game and it's basically a scream. I wish more people would complain about it :o

vutt
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Eurosport commentators described it today so: sound when someone is pulling out chimpanzee's nails.

lol, 12 out of 12 description ;)

SJW
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Sweetheart,

This is a thread about Sharapova.

Did you misunderstand the title? :confused:

Anyhoo, I don't have time for nonsense.

I will check back tomorrow.

Tootles!

:wavey:

omg LMAO :lol::lol::lol:

23TwentyThree23
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM
I dont think anyone should say about maria's grunts. a lot of players do it now and anyway i like to hear it, it has a good rhytm!

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:14 PM
she should make a song out of it, I know I would buy it :lol: