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Fidello
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Everyone would be so annoyed and not able to focus.

supergrunt
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:16 PM
A lot of girls grunt on the WTA. The only person that has a problem with it is Martina. Get over it. :rolleyes:

*JR*
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:19 PM
A lot of girls grunt on the WTA. The only person that has a problem with it is Martina. Get over it. :rolleyes:
:lol: Playing Masha is like standing on a runway @ Heathrow or JFK. :help:

kelgers
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:20 PM
A lot of girls grunt on the WTA. The only person that has a problem with it is Martina. Get over it. :rolleyes:

Martina who?

AkademiQ
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Probably the yellow toothed rat Justine.

Michael_21
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:23 PM
the otherday she was grunting louder than maria and then she hit a volley and it was the loudest grunt i have ever heard and it was on a volley where u dont even need to swing

Adal
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Martina who?
Martina Babakova

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/Playerbio.asp?PlayerID=20651&flag=0

Pasta-Na
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:24 PM
well... just look at ur flag... i know now why u r so mad :p

Dexter
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:24 PM
I always thought Maria's grunts were Mozart's music comparing to Venus' barking. :o

Philbo
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:28 PM
The grunting by Venus, Sharapova and Serena are all just pysch out attempts.. Half the time its non existent, the rest of the time its like someone in labour.. the bigger the point, the louder the grunt..

what about when they shriek like a stuck pig on an easy put away? Its all mind games..

GrandSlam05
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Venus isn't the only one. But in general I think grunting should be banned. There is just no need for it IMO.

music29child
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Wounded dogs whimper, they dont bark

Warrior
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:31 PM
A lot of girls grunt on the WTA. The only person that has a problem with it is Martina. Get over it. :rolleyes:

And yet it's only Maria who gets dissed for that!:mad:

Monica_Rules
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:31 PM
She is getting beyond everything that is acceptable now. Shes just screaming for the sake of it. Like she was vs Kuznetsova.

I don't mind grunting usually but Venus is just so loud. And she wasn't making any noise for the 1st 3 games :o

gocanadago
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:31 PM
If a player isn'T able to focus only because of the grunting of a player then this player sucks :o

GrandSlam05
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:34 PM
LOL I'm surprised people even talk about this. So many of the ladies have used the grunting gamesmanship for years now and the tennis establishment just keeps letting them get away with it.

mdterp01
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:51 PM
I've noticed the grunting gets louder when the nerves are tight or its really a close match. I imagine it has to be annoying and it certainly isn't pretty but oh well. Its not as if there are just a few that do it.

wetfre
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:53 PM
I think grunting make the match interesting espically when the match is high quality.

Coffee&TV
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:57 PM
Tennis is not complete without grunting. :) The louder the merrier! :woohoo:

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:02 PM
if her opponent is good enough to win then the grunting wont matter. top players such as justine,serena,maria,jelena,amelie,clijsters and even golovin managed to beat her while she was grunting. if a players can focus enough o beat a grunting opponent then they will never be a slam winner.

Larrybidd
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:06 PM
if her opponent is good enough to win then the grunting wont matter. top players such as justine,serena,maria,jelena,amelie,clijsters and even golovin managed to beat her while she was grunting. if a players can focus enough o beat a grunting opponent then they will never be a slam winner.

Grunting doesn't matter....period. Its about as distracting to a player in the heat of battle as a bad hair-do. Its just another thing for whiney tennis fans to complain about.

Lolo8
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:07 PM
WOOF WOOF:p :p :p :p

Serenita
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Probably the yellow toothed rat Justine.

hahaha hilariuos:devil:

supergrunt
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:09 PM
So is this the only reason she won?

Jasmin
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:09 PM
This is so funny!

Venus is awesome...bark and all :lol:

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Grunting doesn't matter....period. Its about as distracting to a player in the heat of battle as a bad hair-do. Its just another thing for whiney tennis fans to complain about.

i agree. i remember dementieva complaining about sharapova as if the gr8unting made her double fault so many times.

Paneru
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:14 PM
:haha:

They can no longer at the moment bash her tennis
so now they find something else! :p

It's been "Hate on Venus" for the past few months and like then,
even more so now, I continue to just smirk and step on.

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:14 PM
I always thought Maria's grunts were Mozart's music comparing to Venus' barking. :o

I thought moderators were supposed to be moderate.

I've seen a number of these posts of late from you. I understand it from any average Joe, but how about a little more class coming from someone with presumed authority.

SF

winone23
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Everyone would be so annoyed and not able to focus.

:hug: :hug: :hug: I hope that helps

silverwhite
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:18 PM
I've noticed the grunting gets louder when the nerves are tight or its really a close match. I imagine it has to be annoying and it certainly isn't pretty but oh well. Its not as if there are just a few that do it.

Yes. I think rather than to distract or intimidate opponents, players grunt to emphasise that they are fighting hard for the point. It can also be a psychological tool to pull themselves through difficult moments, like the gritting of one's teeth. :shrug:

supergrunt
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:20 PM
You guys weren't so concerned when V was losing.

Martian KC
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:22 PM
A couple of allez's will take care of that mess.;)

GrandSlam05
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:23 PM
There needs to be limits on the grunting though. I remember a Davenport-Schiavone match where Schiavone was grunting not when she hit the ball, but when Lindsay hit the ball. It was REALLy distracting Lindsay. :( Rules need to be in place to prevent this kind of crap from happening. In fact, there is just no need for grunting. What other sport allows players to scream every 5 seconds? :lol:

Bijoux0021
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:27 PM
You guys weren't so concerned when V was losing.
So true. They were more concerned with Serena. Now they are getting on Venus. Typical!

Il Primo!
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Probably the yellow toothed rat Justine.

:spit: :haha:

Bijoux0021
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:29 PM
A couple of allez's will take care of that mess.;)
The way Venus has been playing, Justine won't have that many opportunities for her "allezs."

winone23
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:32 PM
:haha:

They can no longer at the moment bash her tennis
so now they find something else! :p

It's been "Hate on Venus" for the past few months and like then,
even more so now, I continue to just smirk and step on.

:yeah: :yeah: Yes, same here I'm going to the haters simmer in their hate.

drake3781
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:38 PM
There needs to be limits on the grunting though. I remember a Davenport-Schiavone match where Schiavone was grunting not when she hit the ball, but when Lindsay hit the ball. It was REALLy distracting Lindsay. :( Rules need to be in place to prevent this kind of crap from happening. In fact, there is just no need for grunting. What other sport allows players to scream every 5 seconds? :lol:


I would LOVE IT if some reasonable limits were put in place and ENFORCED!!!

That would make me very happy. Just thinking about it brings me a sense of peace and comfort.

:hearts: :hearts:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Everyone would be so annoyed and not able to focus.

I think somebody just getting scared that Justine got somebody waiting for her..ready to stop her from gettin the 1 grand slam she wants ;)

Fidello
Jul 6th, 2007, 04:47 PM
This would be so easy to prevent, some sort of loudness-meter placed somewhere around the net and every time player grunts above the limit she/he looses the point.

OR

Let the crowd shout and scream just like in most of other sports.

Fidello
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:06 PM
:haha:

They can no longer at the moment bash her tennis
so now they find something else! :p

It's been "Hate on Venus" for the past few months and like then,
even more so now, I continue to just smirk and step on.
Actually, that's one of the reasons why I start hating Venus long before today. She's a great athlete, she would have been successful in many sports, why did she have to pollute this wonderful sport?

Bijoux0021
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Actually, that's one of the reasons why I start hating Venus long before today. She's a great athlete, she would have been successful in many sports, why did she have to pollute this wonderful sport?
Such as basketball, for example? Venus has the nerves to pollute this wonderful lily-white sport of tennis. How dare she? :rolleyes:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Actually, that's one of the reasons why I start hating Venus long before today. She's a great athlete, she would have been successful in many sports, why did she have to pollute this wonderful sport?

Somebody's getting a little nervous.....Venus Williams in the final baby! :worship: She is waiting for ya girl.......:lol: (who's currently out there struggling against Bartoli..just been broken TWICE)

Mrs. Peel
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:12 PM
:yawn: same old shit, different day. get over it as many of you all like to say:rolleyes:

Melly Flew Us
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Everyone would be so annoyed and not able to focus.
yet not one player has complained about her. for sure you wouldn't stand a chance against her on the court even in a silent dream.

DA FOREHAND
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Actually, that's one of the reasons why I start hating Venus long before today. She's a great athlete, she would have been successful in many sports, why did she have to pollute this wonderful sport?

Actually that Slav. Monica Seles polluted it w /her pig squeels:tape: :lol:

Mrs. Peel
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:17 PM
Somebody's getting a little nervous.....Venus Williams in the final baby! :worship: She is waiting for ya girl.......:lol: (who's currently out there struggling against Bartoli..just been broken TWICE)

Being outplayed by Bartoli:eek: :eek: :eek:

They are grunting too!

Larrybidd
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:22 PM
There needs to be limits on the grunting though. I remember a Davenport-Schiavone match where Schiavone was grunting not when she hit the ball, but when Lindsay hit the ball. It was REALLy distracting Lindsay. :( Rules need to be in place to prevent this kind of crap from happening. In fact, there is just no need for grunting. What other sport allows players to scream every 5 seconds? :lol:

LOL. What other sport would even think about regulating player noise. Golf maybe. Another country club sport for whinners?

Most sports encourage background noise. They would never dream that their hereos would be thrown off by anything as inconsequential as sound effects from the opposition. You folks are so silly.

Fidello
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:33 PM
yet not one player has complained about her. for sure you wouldn't stand a chance against her on the court even in a silent dream.I would shout every time she's about to serve. Or throwing rocks at her ;)

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 6th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Being outplayed by Bartoli:eek: :eek: :eek:

They are grunting too!

Just lost the 2nd set now....boy oh boy...these justine fans (not all just the ones who talk isht) better...hide from me if Justine Henin is not in that final....:angel: