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Oct 3rd, 2012 02:40 AM
Deestruction
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

Oct 2nd, 2012 11:07 PM
ivanban
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by KournikovaFan91 View Post
The whole thing is sexist I believe, surely the length of time players are taking between points is more damaging to the sport than grunting, like time violations need to be enforced more.

Any straw poll I've seen TV channels do always result in most spectators not caring about grunting. Its a media obsession that is all The WTA/ITF is letting the media create the rules.
They did say that a much more strict monitoring and penalty system for time used between points will be used from next year, starting with lower challenger-type tournaments
Oct 2nd, 2012 11:01 PM
Jane Lane
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

Literally this grunt-o-meter thing is the dumbest idea of the century. People bitch and moan when umpires correctly enforce rules that are already written in black and white and now they're going to force in something arbitrary? Ridiculous.
Oct 2nd, 2012 10:36 PM
Sgt.Timmykinz
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

What a hypocrite!

It just goes to show the absolute arrogance that runs through that head of hers. One rule for everyone and another for the rest. I can't wait for her to go back to her journeywoman ways!
Oct 2nd, 2012 10:15 PM
Let.them.talk
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by KournikovaFan91 View Post
The whole thing is sexist I believe, surely the length of time players are taking between points is more damaging to the sport than grunting, like time violations need to be enforced more.

Any straw poll I've seen TV channels do always result in most spectators not caring about grunting. Its a media obsession that is all The WTA/ITF is letting the media create the rules.
This.
This ban is so unnecessary. WTA put your money on young players with low economic possibilities or something more useful
Oct 2nd, 2012 09:21 PM
NashaMasha
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by ivanban View Post
So, it will apply to players who are just about to start their career on WTA tour? Or to kids that are starting to play tennis atm?
to the kids, juniours , than probably at Challangers's level . It may probably affect todays 9-10 y.o. tennis players (if it's possible to make them learn to play without grunting at this age )
Oct 2nd, 2012 09:05 PM
ivanban
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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It won't affect her , because WTA guarantees that new regulataions won't affect active player
So, it will apply to players who are just about to start their career on WTA tour? Or to kids that are starting to play tennis atm?
Oct 2nd, 2012 02:38 PM
roguedandelion
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Turkey voting for Christmas!
Such a beautiful sig
Oct 2nd, 2012 02:36 PM
roguedandelion
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

Lol they should let Masha do what ever she wants but ban Azarenka's grunting- it's much more annoying for some reason.
Oct 2nd, 2012 02:25 PM
ptkten
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

Grunting doesn't bother me at all but in theory I'm ok with them banning it. The issue is how on earth are they actually going to implement this?

Are they going to have equipment out there measuring the sound? What happens if a player has to exert themselves on a particularly hard shot at a critical point of the match, are they really going to take away a point because someone was slightly louder than the usual limit? Does it make a difference if your grunt is low pitched like Sveta or high pitched like Vika? The whole thing seems ridiculous to me.
Oct 2nd, 2012 02:07 PM
Babolatpro880
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by BH both wings View Post
Well, maybe not, but I'm not sure wether the WTA actually wants people as their audiences who started watching tennis because of grunting.
WTA doesn't give a rats ass who is watching as long as someone is.
Oct 2nd, 2012 02:06 PM
Wiggly
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

Men are quite loud, it's true.
The Bryan Brothers are louder than many women yet don't get any criticism which is a shame.
And the media don't write about the time violation issue which is pure cheating.

The casual fan think everyone woman scream like Sharapova while it's only Azarenka who does the same.
Wozniacki's grunt it very natural and doesn't bother anyone.

Allaster needs to be strong and give point penalty to anyone that shriek like a mad woman.
Oct 2nd, 2012 01:11 PM
Halepsova
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Turkey voting for Christmas!
Oct 2nd, 2012 12:00 PM
ShiftyFella
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by NashaMasha View Post
what's wrong with her practice? she doesn't put much effort on her strokes . In real matches she strikes 130-140 km per hour shots, and on practice sessions during which she is in full pace mode she is shrieking the same

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O5aH7LygKA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGk0Zgtuzr8
even at practice she takes ages between serves
Oct 2nd, 2012 11:43 AM
NashaMasha
Re: Maria Sharapova Supports Grunting Ban

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Originally Posted by Aravanecaravan View Post


Ever watch-I mean, listen to-her practice?

If she meant a cent of it, she'd put her money where her mouth is.
what's wrong with her practice? she doesn't put much effort on her strokes . In real matches she strikes 130-140 km per hour shots, and on practice sessions during which she is in full pace mode she is shrieking the same

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O5aH7LygKA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGk0Zgtuzr8
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