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doujyr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:00 AM
Just a bit of fun, or disrespectful to your opponent? I know what I'd be thinking if someone did that in my face after winning. :fiery:

J.Bravo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:01 AM
It brings personality to the tour.

Andy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:01 AM
I dont think its disrespectful I just think she looks like a douche. She is a educated, grown women have some self respect.

Noctis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
It's her thing
so who cares. Its fun to watch. Not if your bitter and on the losing side though :haha:

Imperfect Angel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:02 AM
She's just celebrating her win.:shrug:

Rafito.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
Main thing that annoy's me is that she is using this 'superstition' excuse, but she obviously does it just to rub it in and get attention from the media.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:06 AM
I hope Li Na mocks her dance in the quarters :devil:

tbh, I prefer Ivanovic's fistpumps more :lol:

matthias
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
the fans of her losing opponents will always hate it

Apoleb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
If she keeps doing it in every match she wins, it will look old and obnoxious. Stop it before it's too late. Please. Because you actually have a nice personality.

Alicia Rocks
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
Just a bit of fun. It's not hurting anyone is it?

Marionated
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
It's just a bit of fun. Rude is loudly proclaiming "this is my home" after beating an opponent who said that in a interview.

AnomyBC
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
It's amusing to watch, but yeah, if I was her opponent I'd probably want to slit her throat or something :lol:

benbest
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
everybody should have a victory dance imo

nevetssllim
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:08 AM
I don't like it, nor do I take offence to it but I just find it a bit gimmicky. I really like Andrea's personality but I could definitely live without the dance. ;)

<Majmun>
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
I like it :)

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:11 AM
I think it's funny, not disrespectful :shrug: I can see why people get annoyed though when she beats their favorite player :o

tennisbum79
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:11 AM
Just a bit of fun. It's not hurting anyone is it?
As Apoleb says above, once the novelty wears out, it will become annoying and obnoxious;
even disrespectful

gmokb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:13 AM
Taking a leaf out of Bolt's book.:D

Elisse
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:14 AM
Nothing disrespectful about it - Petko is one of the nicest and most respectful players out there :worship:
I was at her match when she did the dance the first time - vs. Petrova at USO last year, long tough match and it was so refreshing to see someone a bit different doing well and showing personally after such a great win!! Now it's kinda expected of her to do the dance every time she wins, so it's not as 'spur of the moment' as it was the first few times but it's meant as something fun, it doesn't hurt anyone and it's far better to see someone with personality, rather than some of the monotone girls who always say and do the same thing :o


Go Petko!!!! :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:15 AM
I don't care about the stupid dance. I just want Maria to stop sucking ass. :rolleyes:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:15 AM
everybody should have a victory dance imo

This!!!

The Kaz
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:15 AM
It's just a bit of fun. Rude is loudly proclaiming "this is my home" after beating an opponent who said that in a interview.

IKR :lol:

Maria is one of the rudest players on the tour :tape:

The Petkodance is adorable :hearts:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:16 AM
Like I've said before, she could dance all the time she wants, but she'll remain a random nobody unless she actually wins something big and that's not happening anytime soon IMO. Moreover I wait for someone to mock her dance after beating her! I bet she won't be so respectful after that :haha:


Maria is one of the rudest players on the tour :tape:


Preach :worship:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:16 AM
i love her dancing :hearts:

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:17 AM
Just a way of celebrating her win... next time it's not allowed to smile or throw your hands in the air because your opponent could see it? :tape:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:18 AM
Nothing disrespectful about it - Petko is one of the nicest and most respectful players out there :worship:
I was at her match when she did the dance the first time - vs. Petrova at USO last year, long tough match and it was so refreshing to see someone a bit different doing well and showing personally after such a great win!! Now it's kinda expected of her to do the dance every time she wins, so it's not as 'spur of the moment' as it was the first few times but it's meant as something fun, it doesn't hurt anyone and it's far better to see someone with personality, rather than some of the monotone girls who always say and do the same thing :o


Go Petko!!!! :hearts:

Yeah. And I love her point that her success as a tennis player have improved substantially since she introduced "The Petko" to the world. :)

Raiden
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:19 AM
Just a bit of fun, or disrespectful to your opponent?No, it's not rude or disrespectful.

It is not like as if Petko is saying "up your fcuking ass"................... or may be it is :lol:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:19 AM
Just a way of celebrating her win... next time it's not allowed to smile or throw your hands in the air because your opponent could see it? :tape:

Nobody said her dance should be banned. Stop trolling, will you?

Jean-Henri
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:19 AM
How could it be rude. ?
It's just a gimmick but somehow seems a bit calculated.

Not as bad as her James Bond gimmick though.

Apoleb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:20 AM
everybody should have a victory dance imo

Kim has one. We just need to convince her to bring it to the court. :bigcry:

jack21
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
It is cute and funny but she should probably save it for her bigger wins otherwise it will get a bit old.

winone23
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
Put it like this if Venus or Serena started doing dances on the court and making gun signs with their hands they would be crucified by the media and the crowd they would be called thugs, arrogant, classless, etc

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
I dont think its disrespectful I just think she looks like a douche. She is a educated, grown women have some self respect.

Speaking personally, I would rather hang out with someone who has a sense of humour and enjoys a laugh and doesn't take themselves too seriously rather than someone who has "self respect" as you put it. Especially if "self respect" means being afraid of being a little bit silly once in a while.

Sally Todd
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
Tonight it was a little like dancing at a funeral.

Daniel K
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
Kim has one. We just need to convince her to bring it to the court. :bigcry:

Someone post the gif now please. :bigcry:

Raz0r
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:27 AM
It's entertaining, I like it.

Hian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:29 AM
Starting saying I like Andrea, but this dance :tape: She shows no respect for her opponent :weirdo:

Andy.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:29 AM
It's just a bit of fun. Rude is loudly proclaiming "this is my home" after beating an opponent who said that in a interview.
Give me bitchy comments over stupid dancing any day. The "nice girls" make me want to hurl.

tarks
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:30 AM
It's really obnoxious and bitchy.

doujyr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:31 AM
Maybe this should've been a poll! But I can't add a poll now.

Speaking personally, I would rather hang out with someone who has a sense of humour and enjoys a laugh and doesn't take themselves too seriously rather than someone who has "self respect" as you put it. Especially if "self respect" means being afraid of being a little bit silly once in a while.

She isn't just being silly "once in a while".

I don't care what the fans think, but I'm interested to know what the other players on the tour might think. You really shouldn't do that in your opponent's face after winning imvho.

Betten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:31 AM
It's believe it's endearing :). It also adds a bit of personality to the game (similar to Tsonga, Agassi, etc.).

Venus did a dance to some BEP music after one of her matches in Antwerp and the crowd loved it :hearts:!

1sgHVPuLjCc

Timariot
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:31 AM
As Apoleb says above, once the novelty wears out, it will become annoying and obnoxious;
even disrespectful

Well, Agassi did the "bow, kiss & wave" routine hundreds of times, after every win...I don't see how Petko-dance is any worse than that.

And as for her opponents, I don't think they ever see the dance, they're busy packing up their things and leaving the court so it is inconsequential for them. Nobody wants to see his/her opponents post-match celebrations anyway.

Bronx19
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:32 AM
I'll take a 20 second dance over a two hour pig squeal any day.

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:32 AM
She's surprised that she is winning these matches--she has every reason to celebrate.

I would be dancing too if I got a bye into the 4R with a bye and then played a shitty Ms. Vujacic.

benbest
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:34 AM
"let's get retarded" would be the ideal theme music for he WTA

DaMatz
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:38 AM
Starting saying I like Andrea, but this dance :tape: She shows no respect for her opponent :weirdo:

Are you serious? If you would know her better you would not say something like that. In every interview she has nice words for her opponent. And there are much more disrespectul players than Andrea, she has such a lovely character :). And she has many friends on the WTA tour...

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:41 AM
She's surprised that she is winning these matches--she has every reason to celebrate.

I would be dancing too if I got a bye into the 4R with a bye and then played a shitty Ms. Vujacic.

Yeah, that's why shes been doing it since the US Open :scratch:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:42 AM
Maybe this should've been a poll! But I can't add a poll now.



She isn't just being silly "once in a while".

I don't care what the fans think, but I'm interested to know what the other players on the tour might think. You really shouldn't do that in your opponent's face after winning imvho.

One moment you suggest she is being silly the next you suggest she is being in your face. First and foremost, I do not think there is anything in your face about it at all. She does not do this when her opponent is watching her but during the normal curtain calls that virtually all players do these days. I don't believe players watch their opponents curtain calls after they lose a match so I see nothing remotely in your face about Petkovic's actions.

Silly? Sure. And you say it is more than once in a while. Well I suppose it depends how you define "once in a while". Personally I think a few minutes of silliness a day is good for you.

Hian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:47 AM
Are you serious? If you would know her better you would not say something like that. In every interview she has nice words for her opponent. And there are much more disrespectul players than Andrea, she has such a lovely character :). And she has many friends on the WTA tour...

I know it, in fact I was speaking about the dance. Andrea is a sweet, nice and funny person, but this dance misses respect for her opponent.
Imagine yourself losing against her. What happens? She dances like a pig :weirdo:

Sp!ffy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:48 AM
Yeah, that's why shes been doing it since the US Open :scratch:

She got a bye there too in case you dont recall.

doujyr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:49 AM
One moment you suggest she is being silly the next you suggest she is being in your face.


Errr I wasn't suggesting that at all, I was replying to an earlier post and pointing out that IF you call it being silly, then it wasn't just once in a while. Do read things properly before you post.

Daniel
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:50 AM
Her dancing is nice to watch. She is sort of cute :)

salvy41
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:51 AM
I know it, in fact I was speaking about the dance. Andrea is a sweet, nice and funny person, but this dance misses respect for her opponent.
Imagine yourself losing against her. What happens? She dances like a pig :weirdo:

Why is dancing any more (or less) disrespectful than any other celebration? She does it for and to the crowd, not to her opponent. I don't see how people are making a distinction between dancing and waving/jumping about/putting a racquet on your head and saluting/etc. What is it about dancing that is so offensive?

DaMatz
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:59 AM
I know it, in fact I was speaking about the dance. Andrea is a sweet, nice and funny person, but this dance misses respect for her opponent.
Imagine yourself losing against her. What happens? She dances like a pig :weirdo:

It doesn´t matter for me if she would dance or not, because if she wants to do it, than she should do it. I would have no problems with that.

Hian
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:01 AM
In fact that's your opinion, mine is different ;)

doujyr
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:01 AM
And as for her opponents, I don't think they ever see the dance, they're busy packing up their things and leaving the court so it is inconsequential for them. Nobody wants to see his/her opponents post-match celebrations anyway.

That's true. Just looks potentially "in yer face" because of the TV coverage.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:16 AM
People are expecting to see it :shrug: If she'd have done it after Venus retired, that would've been disrespectful. Otherwise, it's harmless. Fun to see IMO.

Stevecw
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:17 AM
Its a bit of fun, I like it. It goes well with her personality. I'm sure most of her opponents don't even notice it anyway. She is not doing it to annoy them, just to entertain the crowd a bit :)

MaBaker
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:21 AM
It's boring.

Spiritof42
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:25 AM
And as for her opponents, I don't think they ever see the dance, they're busy packing up their things and leaving the court so it is inconsequential for them. Nobody wants to see his/her opponents post-match celebrations anyway.

People are expecting to see it :shrug: If she'd have done it after Venus retired, that would've been disrespectful. Otherwise, it's harmless. Fun to see IMO.
Agree with both of the above. Some types of victory celebrations are going to annoy people more than others (personally, it's Tsonga's that gets on my nerves), but it's really no big deal. It's directed towards the crowd, not her opponent.

shoparound
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:26 AM
"let's get retarded" would be the ideal theme music for he WTA

+1

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:33 AM
Errr I wasn't suggesting that at all, I was replying to an earlier post and pointing out that IF you call it being silly, then it wasn't just once in a while. Do read things properly before you post.

And if you read things properly before you posted you would see that actually I understood that perfectly and even addressed it. Shame that you didn't quote my entire post because that would have made it quite clear. :hatoff:

I addressed two things in my post. Your comment that she was being silly more than once a while and also the way on one hand you suggest she is being silly and yet on the other that she is being "in your face" which is something much more aggressive and deliberately aggressive. She can't be doing both.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:34 AM
Its fucking sexy :dance:


She has a big fanbase as haterz now, brilliant!!! :dance:

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
Who gives a fuck about her dance, seriously?:rolleyes: She can dance all day as long as she is not winning slams I'm good with that.

SoClose
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:41 AM
She is so annoying :o

doktor
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:47 AM
I don't mind her, but i think the dance is a little disrespectful now. Though as the other players get to realise that its just a superstition sort of thing, they'll live with it. But i can see it being seen as rubbing salt in the wounds from some angles.

Spiritof42
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:49 AM
"let's get retarded" would be the ideal theme music for he WTA
It would be ideal for this forum as well.

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:53 AM
She got a bye there too in case you dont recall.

What does having a bye in the 3rd round have to do with her doing her dance after she beat Petrova in the first round? :scratch:

Esther
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:58 AM
She got a bye there too in case you dont recall.

WTF? It's not her fault that her opponents weren't able to play! :help:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:01 AM
WTF? It's not her fault that her opponents weren't able to play! :help:

Dont try to reason with it.... Sharapova fans dont understand reason. I believe it gives them terrible migraines which causes more bitter and retarded shit to be posted on here.

Timariot
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:08 AM
I don't mind her, but i think the dance is a little disrespectful now. Though as the other players get to realise that its just a superstition sort of thing, they'll live with it. But i can see it being seen as rubbing salt in the wounds from some angles.

Really, it would be worse if she did some sort of big celebration right after the match ends, because that the opponent can and does see when she's walking towards the net...like, say, some sort of huge fistpump thing, like Djokovic often does, or Hewitt, or, oh, Sharapova... :devil:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:12 AM
Lets not forget THIS IS MY HOME

Mary Cherry.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:15 AM
I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me, Petko, Petkorazzi... :music:

nufflemutts
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:15 AM
Dont try to reason with it.... Sharapova fans dont understand reason. I believe it gives them terrible migraines which causes more bitter and retarded shit to be posted on here.

:wavey:

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:20 AM
how is it different than Tsonga's 'thumbs up and turn around' routine? Does that seem arrogant or rude?

The girl has personality. Finally.

Esther
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:20 AM
Dont try to reason with it.... Sharapova fans dont understand reason. I believe it gives them terrible migraines which causes more bitter and retarded shit to be posted on here.

I am a Maria fan as well and Maria played bad today, thats the reason why she lost and not because Andrea had a bye in the third round or sth else. And I am pretty sure most of Andreas opponents don't even notice her dance. :spit: Actually Marias hand kisses anoy me sometimes. Just let everyone celebrate the win like he/she wants.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
A Maria fan with sense at last! Well done sir :worship: Im sure it must be frustating to see those babies giving you all a bad name.

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:28 AM
A Maria fan with sense at last! Well done sir :worship: Im sure it must be frustating to see those babies giving you all a bad name.

:lol: because you really think we have trouble sleeping at night because of what some posters on the Internet may think about us :lol:

doktor
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:34 AM
Really, it would be worse if she did some sort of big celebration right after the match ends, because that the opponent can and does see when she's walking towards the net...like, say, some sort of huge fistpump thing, like Djokovic often does, or Hewitt, or, oh, Sharapova... :devil:

Oh yeah i totally agree, but i see them, the fistpumping, the c'mon that sort of stuff as in the heat of the moment, and its something that most of the players do now anyway. The dance is pre-meditated and i comes after the match, its not impulsive, its a conscious choice and i can definitely see it hurting a player that's just had a tough loss.

That being said these are professional sports people and they should be able to deal with it, i just feel that if i just lost a tough match and my opponent started dancing i'd be fukin pissed.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:35 AM
:lol: because you really think we have trouble sleeping at night because of what some posters on the Internet may think about us :lol:

the pain of todays loss shall ease wth time m'dear.

Shutupova
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:37 AM
Looks like most people are jealous as they are unable
to actually dance the 'Petko Dance' themselves.

Luckily I can help you all out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThetVjQNZ7s

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:37 AM
The more I read about Petkovic having a personality, the more I'm convinced she has no personality to speak of. The Petkovic hype will eventually go away... she got extremely lucky with Venus getting injured and now I read about her chances of winning GS in the future... Not going to happen...

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:43 AM
The more I read about Petkovic having a personality, the more I'm convinced she has no personality to speak of. The Petkovic hype will eventually go away... she got extremely lucky with Venus getting injured and now I read about her chances of winning GS in the future... Not going to happen...

At least she's not a sore loser :hearts:

mariavikafan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:43 AM
the pain of todays loss shall ease wth time m'dear.

Pain is already gone, sometimes you win sometimes you don't it's tennis. And considering Maria played like a junior out there she really shouldn't have won, now can't wait for Dubai. :wavey:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:47 AM
At least she's not a sore loser :hearts:

We have to wait until she loses a match first and then we'll find out :shrug:

Matt01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:49 AM
Who gives a fuck about her dance, seriously?:rolleyes: She can dance all day as long as she is not winning slams I'm good with that.


And as long as she keps beating the likes of Pova, I'm more than good with that dance as well :hearts:

shrOOf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:49 AM
The more I read about Petkovic having a personality, the more I'm convinced she has no personality to speak of. The Petkovic hype will eventually go away... she got extremely lucky with Venus getting injured and now I read about her chances of winning GS in the future... Not going to happen...

:haha: stop being so bitter, I can't see maria winning GS in the future either. :tape: :spit:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:50 AM
We have to wait until she loses a match first and then we'll find out :shrug:

She always offers a smile, good handshake and a pat on the back, every single time, even after tough losses. Dont say she isnt gracious just because you've never seen her.

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:51 AM
We have to wait until she loses a match first and then we'll find out :shrug:

People who know her or have seen her often enough know that she is the nicest person towards her opponents if she loses, she always, and i really mean always has a smile for them, even after bitter losses :)

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:51 AM
:haha: stop being so bitter, I can't see maria winning GS in the future either. :tape: :spit:

I never said Sharapova is going to win GS anytime in her career again :shrug: Your pun has been a hollow one ;) At least I have the courage to admit it even being a delusional Mashabator as once called here :hearts:

She always offers a smile, good handshake and a pat on the back, every single time, even after tough losses. Dont say she isnt gracious just because you've never seen her.

Ferg as usual points out my ignorance :worship: Have I ever good-repped you? I must correct my mistake if I haven't :D

People who know her or have seen her often enough know that she is the nicest person towards her opponents if she loses, she always, and i really mean always has a smile for them, even after bitter losses :)

Give her the Personality of the Year award already then :worship:

BlueTrees
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:56 AM
It's funny how all of the Sharapova fans have a problem with it after Maria lost. :lol: The fact that she has so many haters for doing a fun dance means that she's being successful if anything. Otherwise, nobody would give a crap. :wavey:

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:56 AM
the fans of her losing opponents will always hate it

You already accused me of it, then I proved you wrong and you didn't answer, and now you're trying this shit again? :o

It's not disrespectful, it's just totally awkward, forced and UNFUNNY. But from what I saw today, she tends to keep it real short now, so I guess she realized that repeating the same joke 2198 times can't possibly remain funny. If she keeps it short, let her have it. As long as she plays well.

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM
It's funny how all of the Sharapova fans have a problem with it after Maria lost. :lol: The fact that she has so many haters for doing a fun dance means that she's being successful if anything. Otherwise, nobody would give a crap. :wavey:

I've raised the Petkovic's personality issue last week way before today's match :shrug: Has nothing to do with Sharapova and I'll continue to pounce on the thing unless the hype vanishes :bounce:

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:05 PM
The more I read about Petkovic having a personality, the more I'm convinced she has no personality to speak of. The Petkovic hype will eventually go away... she got extremely lucky with Venus getting injured and now I read about her chances of winning GS in the future... Not going to happen...

From what I saw in her interviews, she is very intelligent, wise, and has lots of knowledge as for a sports-person. She made some reasonable feminist statement for annual of WTA. yeah, andrea is definitely more thoughtful than most of her idiotic, troll fans here bragging 'the personality!!1!!1!1'. She's just German, so her attempts at humor should be forgiven :angel: I would quote Corswandt's brilliant comment about it but I forgot which thread was it.

Slutati
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:05 PM
Well I mean I understand she's not a particularly gifted tennis player and she sure as hell ain't attractive. I guess this is her way of getting some media attention. :lol:

shrOOf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:08 PM
I've raised the Petkovic's personality issue last week way before today's match :shrug: Has nothing to do with Sharapova and I'll continue to pounce on the thing unless the hype vanishes :bounce:

Your personality doesn't seem to be the best either. :shrug: You are acting like a bitter, little child :shrug: you should better congratulate Andy for winning today. :hearts:

BepaMaria
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:09 PM
She has a personality from what I see in her press conferences and interviews, but seriously she should stop that dance. Masha obviously did not want to see Petkovic do her winning dance, which is why she stormed off the court in a flash.

It is not in the least bit aesthetically pleasing and is also an insult and disrespect to the opponent. Just like when I see Tsonga's thumbs up dance after he wins, I get very irritated when Petkovic does her dance after a win. She is a tennis player ffs, not a dancer:o.

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:10 PM
Well I mean I understand she's not a particularly gifted tennis player and she sure as hell ain't attractive. I guess this is her way of getting some media attention. :lol:

She really doesn't need a dance to get media attention, she already had a blog in one of Germanys biggest newspapers when she wasn't even Top 200 in 2006. She gets attention because she is intelligent, because she is a personality and because she's a talented player :):wavey:

Matt01
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:11 PM
Well I mean I understand she's not a particularly gifted tennis player and she sure as hell ain't attractive. I guess this is her way of getting some media attention. :lol:


Did Petkovic eat your conrflakes or something or why are you posting such crap about her? :lol:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:11 PM
From what I saw in her interviews, she is very intelligent, wise, and has lots of knowledge as for a sports-person. She made some reasonable feminist statement for annual of WTA. yeah, andrea is definitely more thoughtful than most of her idiotic, troll fans here bragging 'the personality!!1!!1!1'. She's just German, so her attempts at humor should be forgiven :angel: I would quote Corswandt's brilliant comment about it but I forgot which thread was it.

It's not about things you say, it's about things you do :)

Your personality doesn't seem to be the best either. :shrug: You are acting like a bitter, little child :shrug: you should better congratulate Andy for winning today. :hearts:

Personality among TF members? No kidding, sir :lol:

I would have thanked Petkovic if
a) she beat Venus on merit
b) Sharapova didn't give her the win with numerous UE

Way I see it, none of the above has happened and Petkovic is the luckiest to make it onto the quarters. Luck is something I never admire and I'd be better off congratulating Kuznetsova despite her defeat who put a much better effort then all the other loses and even Petkovic as a winner...

fouc
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:15 PM
It's not about things you say, it's about things you do :)

That's a strange philosophy. :unsure: So what do you want her to... do? In that particular case I mentioned saying IS doing. Whatever, your probably just trolling against here, and I'm making fool of myself by trying sth reasonable.

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:31 PM
this Petkovic is getting way to much attention..

and what the hell is up with her so called great personality and attitude..

have you seen her play? she is a fucking robot.

That serve is so damn ugly, her forhand looks attrocious.. what the fuck kind of grip is that :help:
and then you still have the awkwart backhand..

well she doesn't have netskills so i'm not gonna start about that...


this is damn tennis like someone because of their play... the only subject we have on this board is her freaking dance and why she is so great because she does that retarded dance everytime she wins... jesus christ

you guys should become a fan of my neighbour girl from 12 year old.. she also dances :spit:

Petkovic fans really have issues if you find her way of play satisfying ... BUT OH I FORGOT.. she does a dance and has great personality



THIS IS A TENNISFORUM so talk about tennis OKAY?

matthias
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
well, when everyone is thinking she is doing this just to get "Attention" why are you give her the "Attention" :confused:

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:36 PM
^ I'm fine with negative attention.

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:36 PM
well, when everyone is thinking she is doing this just to get "Attention" why are you give her the "Attention" :confused:

Exactly :lol: all the people who are critisizing her and always come up with the dance give her all this attention :lol:

matthias
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:37 PM
You already accused me of it, then I proved you wrong and you didn't answer, and now you're trying this shit again? :o

It's not disrespectful, it's just totally awkward, forced and UNFUNNY. But from what I saw today, she tends to keep it real short now, so I guess she realized that repeating the same joke 2198 times can't possibly remain funny. If she keeps it short, let her have it. As long as she plays well.
well, you find it unfunny and akward, but other people like it
should she stop it just because some tennisforum-nerds don´t like it?

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:39 PM
Exactly :lol: all the people who are critisizing her and always come up with the dance give her all this attention :lol:

HELLO are you DUMB?

what else is her giving attention? :confused:

The 2nd Law
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:39 PM
:lol: Even Petko has haters now!

Just Do It
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:40 PM
That dance made me dislike her :o

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:42 PM
I don't hate her as a person.

Just when i see her on tv I find it unwatchable unless she is playing someone I like.. Kvitova :).

that serve is so terrible weird... and i really really can't watch her hit a backhand.

I think we should talk about this stuff instead of her dance. I don't care if you wanna make a fool out of yourself....

shrOOf
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:42 PM
I would have thanked Petkovic if
a) she beat Venus on merit
b) Sharapova didn't give her the win with numerous UE

Way I see it, none of the above has happened and Petkovic is the luckiest to make it onto the quarters. Luck is something I never admire and I'd be better off congratulating Kuznetsova despite her defeat who put a much better effort then all the other loses and even Petkovic as a winner...

You're right, Sharapova is just no opponent for Andrea. :shrug: :drool: :armed:

Monzanator
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM
She's a random minnow anyway :shrug: OK, so much for me giving her any more exposure... I'm out of this thread :hearts:

GoofyDuck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM
So funny, I remember when everyone was flaming Wozniacki and all the danes were protecting her...

one thread about Petkovic and suddenly you got all germans popping making trolling comments..

Why can't you like a person because of how they play rather than you speak the same language :confused:

<Majmun>
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
She's a random minnow anyway :shrug: OK, so much for me giving her any more exposure... I'm out of this thread :hearts:

you'll be back for another dance off :smoke::rain:

Carsten
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:47 PM
So funny, I remember when everyone was flaming Wozniacki and all the danes were protecting her...

one thread about Petkovic and suddenly you got all germans popping making trolling comments..

Why can't you like a person because of how they play rather than you speak the same language :confused:

I do like her because how she plays and because of her personalitiy :wavey: And definitely NOT because of a dance. And there are enough German players I do not like THAT much.

WozTakesAll
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:51 PM
I dont understand how her dance can be seen as negative! Shouldnt the winner be allowed to celebrate? Its not like she run over and does it infront of the loser.

felipemiami
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:56 PM
Are you guys serious!? I just saw the dance. Its not like she danced in front of Sharapova. I find it very funny and in no way disrespectful. I love it!

VishaalMaria
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:57 PM
I don't like her dance because it's just too corny for my liking.

But I have no qualms about the fact that she does dance. She can celebrate in any way she wants to as long as she doesn't, exactly, do it in front of the losing player.

I can see how some people may have a problem with it. Favourite player losing against her, you feel awful, and then you see her dancing! Not exaclty going to evoke happy feelings.

eck
Jan 23rd, 2011, 12:59 PM
I don't really see it as a big issue, but I can see how it could piss of the other players.

But if I was a losing player, nothing pisses me off more than the winner saluting the crowd on my side of the court.
Can't they do it on their side? :weirdo:

<Majmun>
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:01 PM
We can solve this problem by getting the loser involved as a back up dancer. That way they both get involved.

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
:lol: Even Petko has haters now!

It was inevitable

Shinjiro
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:33 PM
love it, needs to add new moves in the future though.

tkutsaar
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:50 PM
I am reminded of the famous quote by Pres Truman: “If you can’t stand the heat then get out of the kitchen.” If Petkovic’s losing opponents don’t like the Petkovic dance because it supposedly mocks them, then go and beat her.

Pureracket
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:56 PM
I think victory dances should be required in order to receive prize money.

TS
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:00 PM
I don't mind it, but then again I'm a fan. I can see it getting old quick though.

It's certainly bringing her lots of haters though :hearts: Girl has arrived.

the cat
Jan 23rd, 2011, 02:09 PM
There is alot to like about Andrea Petkovic. In a women's tennis world of mostly drab personalities and players not in top shape Andrea has a great personality and an unbelievable phsyique both on and off the court! :D But in my opinion her post match win dance has to go. It's a tad silly. Sure she doesn't do it to embarrass her opponents but it's time for Petkovic to become the best tennis player she can become and not the best dancer she can become. Andrea should save her athletic style of dancing for the dance floor and her private life. :dance: :hearts: :cool:

Esther
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Q. Could you talk a little bit about your dance? I know you already talked about the dance on the court, but how did you pick that kind of cool dancing move?

ANDREA PETKOVIC: Yeah, you think it's cool?


Q. Yeah.

ANDREA PETKOVIC: Well, as I said, it started off as a bet with my coach. He had an idea after I played a terrible summer season in the U.S. and I got Nadia Petrova in the first round of the US Open, which was a tough draw for me back then.

So he said, If you win, you have to do something special because it's a special match for us. I won 7 6 in the third, so, yeah, I got the inspiration of doing a dance, and ever since it's there. I'm very superstitious, so since I'm doing the dance I'm playing much better. I try to keep it up: the playing better and the dance.

:hearts:
It is not about being disrespectful. Just so you know.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:29 PM
She really doesn't need a dance to get media attention, she already had a blog in one of Germanys biggest newspapers when she wasn't even Top 200 in 2006. She gets attention because she is intelligent, because she is a personality and because she's a talented player :):wavey:

I wouldnt bother, that poster told Maria to 'KILL' Andy so Im not sure they are unbiast...

benbest
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
she'll be doing this when she gets into the top ten

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1236950083_prince_doing_his_dance.gif

Leo_DFP
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:55 PM
I don't mind it, but then again I'm a fan. I can see it getting old quick though.

It's certainly bringing her lots of haters though :hearts: Girl has arrived.

I agree with all of this. I love it, I love the videos. But I do think the dance will get old fast and she needs to put it away and save it for just the biggest victories now.

And I don't think it's disrespectful to the opponent but I can understand why it would piss others off. To be honest, if I was a player and I beat her, I would shove it in her face and do my own dance moves. And I think that would be fair.

Anyway, go Petko- I'd love to see her dance her way into the final vs. Kim...although I don't see her getting past Li.

Turnip
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:58 PM
You can tell she just wants to shake that thing as soon as she wins. But she holds in her dance and shakes her opponent's hand first. Out of respect.

After that, she's earned the right to dance, she's queen of that court. More players need to dance and show their jubilation, not less. :yippee: :yippee:

Temperenka
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:02 PM
A lot of you are being pathetic. You are complaining that Andrea goes on court after a win and dances for about five seconds? What about Tsonga's jumping up and down thumb thing? (:lol: I don't know what to call it) I don't see how that is much different and no one has ever really complained about that.

Seriously it gets the crowd laughing and you can tell that she is having fun with it. I doubt Maria or any of her other past opponents have had a problem with it. So if it bugs you, simply close your stream after she wins.

She is a new flavor, a new personality to the tour. The Petko dance is here to stay :banana:

Soliloque
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:05 PM
I love it. I wish that Kim would do that Polish commercial dance after her wins.

renisenb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:22 PM
Tsonga started this. But his was original and genuine and i look forward to him winning just to see it. But now everyone's copying it.
BE ORIGINAL.

brickhousesupporter
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:31 PM
I don't really see it as a big issue, but I can see how it could piss of the other players.

But if I was a losing player, nothing pisses me off more than the winner saluting the crowd on my side of the court.
Can't they do it on their side? :weirdo:
The match is over, you no longer have a side of the court.

brickhousesupporter
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:34 PM
Q. Could you talk a little bit about your dance? I know you already talked about the dance on the court, but how did you pick that kind of cool dancing move?

ANDREA PETKOVIC: Yeah, you think it's cool?


Q. Yeah.

ANDREA PETKOVIC: Well, as I said, it started off as a bet with my coach. He had an idea after I played a terrible summer season in the U.S. and I got Nadia Petrova in the first round of the US Open, which was a tough draw for me back then.

So he said, If you win, you have to do something special because it's a special match for us. I won 7 6 in the third, so, yeah, I got the inspiration of doing a dance, and ever since it's there. I'm very superstitious, so since I'm doing the dance I'm playing much better. I try to keep it up: the playing better and the dance.

:hearts:
It is not about being disrespectful. Just so you know.
Shady bitch.......I love it.:hearts::hearts:

bandabou
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:38 PM
It's funny..she got a nice lil booty. :drool: :lol:

Steff_forever
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:39 PM
I perceive the dance as totally ridiculous, it should be part of a feast of fools. But it's a fools licence to do whatever he/she wants if it helps him/her.

I even wouldn't be offended if she'd make it in front of me after I (as a favourite) lost 0-6 0-6. I would laugh with her.
This dance is her thing to express her relief and happiness.

Keep it up for a while Andrea, it's a good thing for haters to have sth to decry

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:40 PM
Yes, I do like the "which was a tough draw for me back then" bit, implying were they to meet now, with Petkovic's improved game Petrova would no longer be a particularly tough draw. :lol:

I doubt Andrea meant it to sound so cocky as that but it does reveal that she must be feeling pretty confident about her current form.

new-york
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:40 PM
Fun way to celebrate.

Be light, people.

Shinjiro
Jan 23rd, 2011, 05:59 PM
Well, Agassi did the "bow, kiss & wave" routine hundreds of times, after every win...I don't see how Petko-dance is any worse than that.



As legendary as the mullet. :worship: Even did it after losing to Safin in Melbourne and of course his last match as a professional. :sobbing:

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:02 PM
Tsonga started this. But his was original and genuine and i look forward to him winning just to see it. But now everyone's copying it.
BE ORIGINAL.

Be orginal? Shes the only lady to have some sort of signature post match celebration. The rest do nothing. And here you are, giving out because shes the one not bring original. What about all the players that dont do anything? Are they being 'original'?

volta
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:29 PM
tacky and annoying

Gawain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:30 PM
If the girl wants to dance, let the girl dance.

nufflemutts
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:31 PM
Be orginal? Shes the only lady to have some sort of signature post match celebration. The rest do nothing. And here you are, giving out because shes the one not bring original. What about all the players that dont do anything? Are they being 'original'?

Implying every player has to have one.

Graf~Dokic
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:40 PM
I have no problems with her dance, either. It's something new, fresh on the tour.

Just a way of celebrating her win... next time it's not allowed to smile or throw your hands in the air because your opponent could see it? :tape:

This.

Graf~Dokic
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:47 PM
So funny, I remember when everyone was flaming Wozniacki and all the danes were protecting her...

one thread about Petkovic and suddenly you got all germans popping making trolling comments..

Why can't you like a person because of how they play rather than you speak the same language :confused:

Are you fucking serious? :help: :lol:

hurricanejeanne
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:48 PM
I just don't like it because she looks silly doing it, much like Ivanovic's over exaggerated fist pump twirls. :shrug: But to each their own.

And for the record Agassi is a legend and his bows were classic.

wildemu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:48 PM
I think the dance should only be done when Petkorazzi loses. The winner is waving and applauding to the crowd and then Andrea stands behind her and starts showing her moves.

The Witch-king
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:25 PM
she'll be doing this when she gets into the top ten

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1236950083_prince_doing_his_dance.gif

Shady bitch.......I love it.:hearts::hearts:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

edificio
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:26 PM
The dance is kind of pathetic. Any rote celebration is kind of pathetic. I think it is time to end it.

NoChokes
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:49 PM
She can dance if she wants to, she can leave Masha behind.

Because Masha don't dance, and because she don't dance, all her fans are going to whine.

edificio
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:53 PM
She can dance if she wants to, she can leave Masha behind.

Because Masha don't dance, and because she don't dance, all her fans are going to whine.

:music:

simonsaystennis
Jan 23rd, 2011, 07:55 PM
I like her game and she seems like a nice girl.

The dance, however, is immature and really unnecessary.

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
I like her game and she seems like a nice girl.

The dance, however, is immature and really unnecessary.

Shes only 23, let the girl have some fun. imo, its a lot more immature to suddenly hate someone because she beat your fave, which a lot of people are doing.

Ryan
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:12 PM
People who think its rude are basically sensitive morons. Honestly - its much more lively than the tame waves to the crowd; its showing her personality; and its not disrespectful in the least, because its done AFTER a handshake and all that. It's a celebration, not a poke in the eye or anything.


If it bugs you a lot, you really need a life. ;(

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:18 PM
I like it!
It's fun and it shows her personality.
It's a nice change to the redundant smile and wave to the crowd.

And to the people who don't like it. Aren't you supposed to be happy after you win your match? Might as well show it!

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:19 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfht0f7WSC1qbdlopo1_500.gif

Potato
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:20 PM
She's a random minnow anyway :shrug: OK, so much for me giving her any more exposure... I'm out of this thread :hearts:

You guys make Sharapova fans look so bad :lol:

Aren't you guys the same people who started talking shit about Dementieva's retirement because she won most loved player on TF over Maria? :help:

Corswandt
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:22 PM
I have no objections to the PetkoDance.

I just regret that such an intelligent young woman deliberately chooses to present herself as a goofball. And a very lame goofball at that.

Gawain
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:42 PM
I wonder if she has a loser's dance too.

gorre
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:05 PM
not impressed :( Hopefully NaNa will punish Clownovic in straights :)


No more dance :fiery:

Nico_E
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:25 PM
Well, i have never loved it more than last night :D

hope Sharapova enjoyed that ass in her face

hablo
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:25 PM
I don't mind the idea of someone doing a celebration dance - not very original anyway as it's done in other sports. :shrug:

But hers sucks. :tape:

The Dawntreader
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:27 PM
When she dances, she reminds me of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.

Shinjiro
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:41 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfht0f7WSC1qbdlopo1_500.gif

:yippee:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 23rd, 2011, 09:42 PM
When she dances, she reminds me of the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.

:happy:

Spiritof42
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:05 PM
I have no objections to the PetkoDance.

I just regret that such an intelligent young woman deliberately chooses to present herself as a goofball. And a very lame goofball at that.
I think there's a time for everything. I don't have a problem with a player acting like a goofball after a tennis match. Goofy celebrations are a time-honored tradition in many sports. If she were acting silly at, say, a political meeting, that would be different.

HeninFan_2008
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:08 PM
So Karlovic's dancing jig is ok, Stepanek doing "The Worm" is fine, but we savage the PetkoDance? Double-standards people.

pov
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:11 PM
I dont think its disrespectful I just think she looks like a douche. She is a educated, grown women have some self respect.
You are using the term "douche" in reference to a person and at the same time are criticizing someone based on "educated" and "grown"? :haha: Your comment sounds like the mentality of someone who grew up in a "white" ghetto and is still working on their GED. Does that sort of spew mean you're lacking in self-respect?

Ferg
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:13 PM
So Karlovic's dancing jig is ok, Stepanek doing "The Worm" is fine, but we savage the PetkoDance? Double-standards people.

Differnce is, Petko has just beaten a player with one of the biggest and silliest fanbases around. This reaction was expected.

pov
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:15 PM
I think her doing that little dance is fine. It's obvious that she's just having fun and enjoying her accomplishment. Plus she does it after she's shaken hands with the other player and the umpire.

Dominic
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:17 PM
I have absolutely nothing against her but the dance really looks retarded.

HeninFan_2008
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:18 PM
Differnce is, Petko has just beaten a player with one of the biggest and silliest fanbases around. This reaction was expected.

Ah yes, she committed the crime of beating Shrieky. :angel:

pov
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:19 PM
:haha: Reading through some of the posts in this thread - there are some seriously uptight peeps on here.

If anything is pathetic it's that there are dudes getting their panties in a bunch because some woman enjoys doing a goofy little shimmy when she wins.

Kitten63
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:20 PM
It doesn't bother me at all :shrug:

pov
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:21 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfht0f7WSC1qbdlopo1_500.gif

:yippee:

:yeah:

Pops Maellard
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:23 PM
I actually prefer hers to Tsonga's. :tape:

wildemu
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:24 PM
i wouldn't be surprised if an opponent that beats her will do the dance right back at her, aka mattek-sands.

benbest
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:31 PM
a dance off would be nice

http://www.gifsoup.com/view1/1361632/american-wedding-dance-off-o.gif

Mephisto
Jan 23rd, 2011, 10:35 PM
i wouldn't be surprised if an opponent that beats her will do the dance right back at her, aka mattek-sands.

not very original but low class ..