Originally Posted by ~lollipop_girl~
at the Ana hating!
Honestly, being an Ana and Maria fan i'm not bias when saying this but i am very surprised at Maria fans criticising Ana's shoe sounds... I have no doubt that Maria doesn't grunt on purpose just like i have no doubt Ana doesn't squeak her shoes on purpose, she has ALWAYS done that little moving thingy with her feet no matter what the surface
I am Ana's fan too, ever since I saw her playing so amazingly in Zurich in 2004 against Tati and Venus.
And of course she does not make those shoe sounds deliberately.
But those screeching sounds go right through every fiber of my body, even watching on tv it is a very painful torture to me (I like to have the sound really loud, so that it feels like I'm right there in the stands, I also like to switch the commentary audio stream off, if possible, to have only the background sounds).
Maria's grunting, on the other hand, does not have any painful frequencies, it is harmless, pleasant and reassuring if anything, without it I get worried, and it is no louder than the one Venus or Serena make, just identical.
Anyway, the louder the better, I turn even more volume to enjoy the reality of the match.