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Why does Nadia Petrova make a muscle with her right arm and point to it after she wins a match at Roland Garros? I've noticed her do that a couple times this tournament. But the funny thing is Petrova doesn't have any muscle definition in her arms! LOL! :p Nadia has just about the least developed arms I've ever seen! :eek: And she has skinny legs, too. She really needs to hit the weightroom! But Nadia sure has alot of natural power in her strokes. Just think of how much more potent her shots would be if she actually developed some muscle.
 

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It looked to me as she is pounding her hand against her heart? :confused:
 

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Good question. The Moroccan, El Anoyoalureljaljr does that as well.
 

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I just read Nadia's interview. And she says she's going to continue to make a muscle with her right arm and point to it with her left hand. Maybe she thinks it brings her good luck.
 

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LOL at DIVa! :D Good one!

Yoshie, that was well said. But Nadia's heart is stronger than her skinny arms. That's for sure. ;)
 

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at least the gestures meant that she is confident and have the will and determination to win. :)
 

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I wish she would stop those gorrilla movements. it's very annoying :eek: (same when ph mathieu did it last year)
 

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this only her way of motivating herself signifying that she's got the strength and heart to realize her dreams.;)
 

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the cat said:
She really needs to hit the weightroom! But Nadia sure has alot of natural power in her strokes. Just think of how much more potent her shots would be if she actually developed some muscle.
The cat, Eurosport commentators repeatedly mentioned that Nadia works very hard in the weightroom and takes it very seriously. The mere fact that her muscles are not so much visible as in other girls (e.g., Meghan or Serena) does not mean she has none. Lets say that she just has different constitution ;)
 

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Its actually because she once served time in prison for armed robbery and on her parole was given a micro chip in her arm to trace her location at all times. She shouldnt even be at Roland Garros, and at night little voices call her from the arm and tell her she's going to be in trouble. When she wins a point, she's talking to them.
 

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i watched her against Capriati and I have to say I was impressed.. it seemed she hit pretty hard, flat, and her shots were pretty fast.To me it seemed the Cap-Petrova match was faster than Venus-Zvonereva??
 

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the cat said:
Nadia has just about the least developed arms I've ever seen! :eek: And she has skinny legs, too.
Well, well...
I saw Petrova in Rome from a few metres during a training session and she didn't like skinny at all, she's just very fit and she looks that thin because she's also very tall. In fact she was hitting on a court just beside the one where Daniela Hantuchova was hitting, and... well, if you call Nadia skinny, how would you define Hantuchova? A shadow? :confused:
 

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Thanks for that info Mrs. Eggy!

LOL at Jon! :D

Andy, let's leave Dani out of this. But I would describe Daniela as Slender-Ella! ;)
 
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