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JustPetko
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Vote :angel:

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Petra's barking is one of the best things to happen to the sport.

flareon
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:23 PM
I am really not sure :weirdo: because kvitova come on is just so annoying and it gets louder she must have a contract with a throat losinger company because screeching like that must hurt her throat.

pov
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Again a slanted poll that has no neutral option.

For me, all or none are okay. Sure the first few times I heard Azarenka's grunt or Kvitova's bark I wasn't crazy about them but they're not a big deal. The only thing I don't like is when a player barks or fist-pumps about an opponent's UE.

GoofyDuck
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Bark Bark Bark Bark Bark Pojd Pojd Pojd Pojd Pojd

silverwhite
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:42 PM
The answer is obvious. Grunting happens on every shot. Barking only happens after well-played/important points.

Ferg
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:42 PM
I love Petra's bark :shrug:

Uncharted
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I hate barking. There's a friggin dog out my back that never shuts up sometimes. Someday I'm gonna stick some razor blades in it's pedigree chum.

Julian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Silence.

gulzhan
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:48 PM
None. Both barking and grunting are great when a player fights, hits winners, plays aggressive.

What is intolerable, when a player destroys attacks and creates nothing in return. Barkless or gruntless, it looks horrible!

Roookie
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Petra's barking is one of the best things to happen to the sport.

This :lol:

M.P
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Dancing is more awkward

pav
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:03 PM
I was enjoying the barking at the end of that first set a while back, but I had a vested interest:)

HRHoliviasmith
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:20 PM
other: sharapova's blood curdling screaming.

timafi
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:28 PM
they both stink monkey balls:facepalm:

Super Dave
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:30 PM
I'd much rather hear a quick yelp than a 2-second wail.

bobito
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:31 PM
The answer is obvious. Grunting happens on every shot. Barking only happens after well-played/important points.

This. Celebrating a point won is fine. Screaming out repeatedly during a rally is another matter.

Those people who voted for "barking" are barking mad.:silly:

Jellytko
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Grunting! Because it lasts the whole match. Petra barks only once in a while.

Raiden
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Grunting! Because it lasts the whole match.Agreed.

Petra barks only once in a while.I noticed that in todays match Kvitty lowered the frequency of the bark in the second half of the second set (it was loud and frequent during moments before that) so it kinda gives you a clue as to when Kvitty stopped being nervous about the outcome and started feeling sorry for A-Rad :devil:

backhandsmash
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Petra's barking is one of the best things to happen to the sport.

It's delightful! Love it when she does it.

Sammo
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:41 PM
You get used to grunting...

Kworb
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Barking. We need more poised players like Radwanska and less freak shows like Kvitova.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:45 PM
the barking is traumatizing me :crying2: even though, it occurs once or twice a game :sobbing:
and yeah, I know how hypocritical its sounds form a Poova fan :)

Super Dave
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:47 PM
I think Caro's grunt sounds like a bark.

GoofyDuck
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:49 PM
I think most people here are just whiners because Petra beats their favourites.

Molok
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Barking. We need more poised players like Radwanska and less freak shows like Kvitova.

With all respect to Aga, I'm not quite sure current WTA needs more players like her and less players like Kvitova ;) Petra's barking "Pojd" will lower down in future as she will improve and be more confident to walk out Aga type players from court easily ...

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:53 PM
The worst is Pushniacking! :hah:

Gdsimmons
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:54 PM
I'd take Kvitova over the Azarenka/Sharapova running from an aze murderer shriek any day. She doesnt do it on every shot only on points where she hits a great shot.

NedRise
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:11 PM
It actually leads me to wish Kvitova would lose all her points (she we don't have to hear the bark). So even if I liked her style of tennis, I think I would subconsciously be pulling for her to lose.

It really is unappealing. It seems to frighten young children in the stands. Sometimes, if she wins a point that takes more than two shots,she'll have to lean over while she's barking, and the first few times today I thought she was vomiting.

The difference with Vika and Sharapova is they're going to grunt if they win points or lose them. So I'm not subconsciously hoping they lose points. Maybe I hope that their matches end quickly, but usually that happens when they win points rather than lose them.

Kworb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:16 PM
There's also a difference between a normal pojd (which USED to be all she was barking) and the ridiculous SCREAMS that she's adopted now. There was one point at 3-3 deuce where Aga hit a dumb UE and Petra celebrated by screaming like a banshee. That was not a "pojd". That was just fucked up.

dynamoRockstarr
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
really barking, who could get used to that?

backhandsmash
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM
The hate for Kvitova is really heating up already, and she's not even #1 yet.

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
An exceptional player like her needs a special signature.

May the bark continue to terrorize all the hatas in their sleep.

Gregorio87
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Barking - funny
Grunting - annoying

Raiden
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:37 PM
There's also a difference between a normal pojd (which USED to be all she was barking) and the ridiculous SCREAMS that she's adopted now. There was one point at 3-3 deuce where Aga hit a dumb UE and Petra celebrated by screaming like a banshee. That was not a "pojd". That was just fucked up.I agree.

"pojd" simply fails to explain the sounds coming out of the speaker of my HDTV :lol:

I suspect that explanation was erroneously given to us by Czech people on the Internet because they just wanted the Czech equivalent of allez/ajde/come-on to be equally famous. In reality Kvitty is probably just yelling "aah" meaning "yes". That's a better explanation of the sound Kvitty makes (sometimes it's a short "aah" while other times it's longer "aaaaaaaa").

Stonerpova
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Oh god barking

FleetSeb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Literally hate the bark. One of the most annoying things to appear in women's tennis in years.

laurie
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:20 PM
This is a joke. Apparently a few barks here and there is worse than a player who screams and grunts over and over after every shot, for hours on end. Utter nonsense.

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Petra's barking is one of the best things to happen to the sport.

This:hearts:.

And Thanks to her I learned a word in Czech :yeah: POJD :inlove::hearts:

delicatecutter
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:02 PM
If anyone remembers the Kvitova/Safina match at the USO she used to be a lot worse. :tape:

Coconut91
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Do people seriously get that annoyed by this? I watch tennis, don't even notice/care about the noises they make. I find these threads more annoying.

laurie
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Do people seriously get that annoyed by this? I watch tennis, don't even notice/care about the noises they make. I find these threads more annoying.

It makes me wonder what goes on in the heads of some of these posters and people voting in the poll....

edificio
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Don't care, unless they do it after each point.

Pops Maellard
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:23 PM
If anyone remembers the Kvitova/Safina match at the USO she used to be a lot worse. :tape:
lol I remember on match point she started celebratory screaming DURING the rally :lol:. Asderaki would've called hinderance :oh:.

Anyway, Petra's post-point barking is harmless compared to say Vika's 5 second wail. :oh:

delicatecutter
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:35 PM
lol I remember on match point she started celebratory screaming DURING the rally :lol:. Asderaki would've called hinderance :oh:.

Anyway, Petra's post-point barking is harmless compared to say Vika's 5 second wail. :oh:

Sharapova is still the worst.

I love Vita's barks the best. :hearts:

Keadz
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Why can't all the girls just be normal! Surely its not that hard to say Podj without all the shrieking high pitched banshee shit going on. Grunting is obviously worse though...

DeliriousPotato
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:41 AM
I'd chose barking over Vika/Masha grunts any time of the day.
Why is everyone on Petra? Go attack Ana's ajdes or something

Blu€
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Barking, so unnecessary and disturbing.
Bitches shouldn't be allowed on court, especially grass.

Melange
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:20 AM
i just did a Petra woof and the dog next door started agitated barking :eek:

Kairi
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Both get me pretty excited :oh: i dont mind either tbqh

Kairi
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Barking, so unnecessary and disturbing.
Bitches shouldn't be allowed on court, especially grass.

Oh hell no, u did not just call Petra a bitch :o

basset
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:09 AM
kvitovas barking kind of sound is annoying and is getting on my nervs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

frenchie
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:43 PM
does Petra actually says something in czech? or is it just a random bark??