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Marty-Dom
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:10 AM
This old and was probably discussed here before, but I can't find any threads about it.
The video looks CGI doctored- especially the way the balls jump out of the canisters and come to rest after bouncing. But, her serve is much better, so who knows?

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/lookingforahero/detail/0,,12781~1678328,00.html

Matt.
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:44 AM
That looks like Elena on a video game. Definitely not 100% real.

drake3781
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Great question! That seems incredibly hard to do, even for a pro. 4 in a row. Such small targets. And apparently on the first try. But the video and her statement at the end seem to indicate that it is real - I don't think she would make that statement falsely. :shrug:

DefyingGravity
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:31 AM
I think they're real. I mean, the other two are real as well.

rockstar
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:43 AM
omg yes! elena's hero video was the first i watched. at first i thought it was just CGI, even the cheers sounded so fake, then they interviewed her and i was like wtf that was real... afterwards, i watched caroline's and venus' ones, and they both seemed pretty real, so i'm pretty confused now about elena's one.

Dunlop1
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Umm as a junior I could hit cones placed in each corner of the service box 8 out of 10 times. When you aren't hitting it hard, your accuracy goes way up. Plus there is no pressure, like there is in a match. That being said cones are much larger than her target but as a professional tennis player, I am not surprised she can make those.
(They might have edited the takes though)

I watched Tommy Haas practise serving about 4 years ago and he would nail his targets every single time.
And his targets were single tennis balls!!!
His coach kept replacing them after he hit one.
He missed one, and had this 'did-I-just-miss-a-shot' look on his face. lol.

darrinbaker00
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Umm as a junior I could hit cones placed in each corner of the service box 8 out of 10 times.
Take it easy, big guy. I wouldn't want you to dislocate your shoulder.

Danči Dementia
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:06 AM
it was real :hearts:

Dunlop1
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Take it easy, big guy. I wouldn't want you to dislocate your shoulder.

Aww, I have a stalker fan.

darrinbaker00
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:24 AM
Aww, I have a stalker fan.
You're much funnier when you're not trying to be funny, you know.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:28 AM
Its probobly real, but it more than likely took more than a few takes to hit all the targets :p

Christinawww
Jul 4th, 2009, 07:49 AM
hmm tough one. But I think it is fake. When the canister has been knocked over, there's a red dot in it's place. Typically for games, not so typically for real life

M.P
Jul 4th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Real! Who can't do it in practise?? In Competition mentally could affect their ability

Fantasy Hero
Jul 4th, 2009, 07:59 AM
it looks much like a fake one...but i don't think the whole looking-for-a-hero and her are such pathetic persons to make those things

saniapower
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:32 AM
:scratch:

Fantasy Hero
Jul 4th, 2009, 09:01 AM
all the others looks fake anw...:o

Pebbles
Jul 4th, 2009, 09:13 AM
I think it's real but they probably took a few takes :p

laurie
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Hard to say, her service action looked slightly different plus she wasn't serving at full pace. On the first ball, the tos moved around in the air which was certainly false.

Anyway she must have done it as she was interviewed but maybe there was a few takes before she nailed them :)

Dementinator
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:37 AM
I looked at it millions of times (Any excuse to gawp at my lovely Lena) and wondered if it might be doctored in some way, however, like some say, theres little pressure in the enviroment, and whos to say it didnt take a good few attempts to get all 4 in a row....plus...having seen her serving this last two weeks, shes more than capable of doing such a feat.

Slutiana
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:15 AM
It was fake. :rolls: Look at the way the balls move, I really doubt she did that. :rolls:

And the interview at the end doesn't confirm anything - so much on TV is so scripted nowadays. It's not a surprise. As for the other ones, in the Venus one those football players were just acting and pretending like her serve was beating them up :tape: and the Caro one was set up because the coaches 1) were crap and 2) purposely gave her the easiest balls possible. :help:

Louis Cyphre
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:16 AM
OMG you are soooo naive :lol:
Its OBVIOUSLY animation ! The only thing that I can`t understand is are you stupid or playing stupid :scratch:

Slutiana
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:16 AM
OMG you are soooo naive :lol:
Its OBVIOUSLY animation ! The only thing that I can`t understand is are you stupid or playing stupid :scratch:
Yeah. :hysteric:

doujyr
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:23 AM
suv and cyclist in the background? would they bother to fake that too?

-Sonic-
Jul 4th, 2009, 11:36 AM
hmm tough one. But I think it is fake. When the canister has been knocked over, there's a red dot in it's place. Typically for games, not so typically for real life

the red things are the lids of the ball cans - they just put the lid under the can after the lid was taken off.

drake3781
Jul 5th, 2009, 03:05 AM
bump.

spiritedenergy
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:33 PM
surely fake, like everything about her :devil:(ok this was an easy dig:p)

AndreConrad
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:44 PM
It is real. A lot of pros practice serve this way and they can achieve high percentage. I am sure Elena who had issues with the serve practiced even more than most of her peers.

HenryMag.
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:50 PM
It looks like the 1st game from the Top Spin series. It's amazingly close.

Pebbles
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:53 PM
surely fake, like everything about her :devil:(ok this was an easy dig:p)
LOL, what exactly is fake about her?

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:58 PM
surely fake, like everything about her :devil:(ok this was an easy dig:p)

would you like to take over the presidency of the Anyone But Dementedieva Club? it's been vacant since I resigned last week. :p

spiritedenergy
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:03 PM
LOL, what exactly is fake about her?

don't make me say... I guess it's better that way:devil::p

UDACHi
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:03 PM
i don't see why that would be fake. :lol:

spiritedenergy
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:05 PM
would you like to take over the presidency of the Anyone But Dementedieva Club? it's been vacant since I resigned last week. :p

I already did my job in the past even with too much zeal:lol: I can be Honorary President:p

Pebbles
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:06 PM
don't make me say... I guess it's better that way:devil::p
Okay :wavey: But Lena is one of the most genuine girls on tour and I cannot personally find anything fake about her.

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:14 PM
I think the beginning of it is fake because I don't see how that camera angle above her head would be possible. But the rest of it is real.

miffedmax
Jul 10th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Think about it. Would Mommy Vera let her little girl LIE? I don't think SO.

iGOAT
Jul 10th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Hmm the interview is :scratch: but I really think it was fake. It looked totally fake and her reactions were totally staged. The cheers too. The whole "Looking for a hero" thing is so incredibly stupid :o.

danieln1
Jul 10th, 2009, 05:45 AM
I think itīs real, they even change the camera at one time... her serve improved a lot

miffedmax
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:21 PM
I've heard back in the old days of Depression-era barnstorming tennis exhibitions that was a fairly routine "routine" to promote events--have one of the old pros come out, set up the ball cans, and knock 'em down. Live, in front of reporters.

Pebbles
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Hmm the interview is :scratch: but I really think it was fake. It looked totally fake and her reactions were totally staged. The cheers too. The whole "Looking for a hero" thing is so incredibly stupid :o.
No doubt they told her to react like that, because I've never seen her that excited before :p The cheers were no doubt added in after, not sure why but probably to make it seem as though there were a crowd. I do think most of this was real though, I mean it may have taken a few takes but it's clearly her serving and you can recognize her service motion. The little red marks are the lids flying from the tube of balls, I just realized that :lol:

Marty-Dom
Jul 10th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Think about it. Would Mommy Vera let her little girl LIE? I don't think SO.


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We love you...

I was skipping through channels last night and came across Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie. Now I understand your signature (and the melody). That movie was from the 60's. Are you a dirty old man lusting after a young Russian blonde? :devil: :devil::eek::eek:
(JK)