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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-30-09 05:36 PM
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54. Love it
I know that some would like to return to the day when women played daintily, but I love the hard hitting women players and their game. Venus may have the name of a goddess, but imo it is Serina who is the goddess of tennis.
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  -How do you feel about "grunting" in professional tennis? Bonobo  Aug-30-09 02:41 PM   #0 
  - I think it's pretty much the ONLY interesting thing about tennis. n/t  Mojambo   Aug-30-09 02:41 PM   #1 
  - That's because pro-tennis became nothing but kill shots.  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:43 PM   #3 
     - Well men always played like this, but women used to be nothing but long base line  Bonobo   Aug-30-09 02:45 PM   #8 
  - Was it Steffi Graff? The one who started this? CLoser to barking than grunting.  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:42 PM   #2 
  - I think it was, umm... the one that got stabbed.  Bonobo   Aug-30-09 02:44 PM   #4 
     - justice cannot be avoided forever  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:44 PM   #5 
     - Monica Seles. She used to drive me nuts.  11 Bravo   Aug-30-09 02:44 PM   #7 
     - Thanks.  Bonobo   Aug-30-09 02:45 PM   #9 
     - Yeah her. Aroof! Aroof!  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:50 PM   #12 
     - Just a short putt.  TahitiNut   Aug-30-09 03:28 PM   #30 
     - Yes, it was Monica Sellus  me b zola   Aug-30-09 05:32 PM   #53 
  - About the same way I feel about 'spitting' in baseball.  Chipper Chat   Aug-30-09 02:44 PM   #6 
  - Spitting anywhere. How is it that I make it through the day without spitting?  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:51 PM   #14 
  - Grunting is fine, but the screaming is a bit excessive.  tridim   Aug-30-09 02:49 PM   #10 
  - It's better than "farting" in professional tennis.  kenny blankenship   Aug-30-09 02:49 PM   #11 
  - it's nauseating...  PCIntern   Aug-30-09 02:50 PM   #13 
  - I love you. Do you know why?  imdjh   Aug-30-09 02:52 PM   #15 
  - Do tell...  PCIntern   Aug-30-09 02:58 PM   #17 
     - Because you know the difference between nauseating and nauseous.  imdjh   Aug-30-09 03:00 PM   #20 
        - Yes...  PCIntern   Aug-30-09 03:09 PM   #23 
  - I think Serena Williams, in particular, uses it to distract opponents.  11 Bravo   Aug-30-09 02:58 PM   #18 
     - She's acknowledged that it's fake.  TwilightZone   Aug-30-09 03:37 PM   #34 
     - Venus is even worse. n/t  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 03:38 PM   #35 
     - Agreed.  City Lights   Aug-30-09 05:02 PM   #45 
  - I wonder if they would be that wild in bed?  kentuck   Aug-30-09 02:56 PM   #16 
  - Farting would be more entertaining...on TV.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-30-09 02:59 PM   #19 
  - Other: Why is someone grunting while playing tennis  LWolf   Aug-30-09 03:00 PM   #21 
  - I've played tennis all my life.. and I grunt when I serve (of course I'm not a professional player)  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-30-09 03:03 PM   #22 
  - You exhale on exertion. Anybody that wants to maxmize their effort does this.  Edweird   Aug-30-09 03:18 PM   #24 
  - Federer doesn't "grunt".  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 03:46 PM   #36 
  - The Complaint Is That It Masks The Sound of Racket Hitting the Ball  NashVegas   Aug-30-09 05:22 PM   #52 
  - Without grunting in tennis, what else is there, really?  rucky   Aug-30-09 03:19 PM   #25 
  - Artful grace?  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 03:48 PM   #37 
  - i hear the grunt is before hit to distract opponent. chickenshit and weak. grunt as hitting  seabeyond   Aug-30-09 03:24 PM   #26 
  - It passed normalville about 6 years ago, and will be through freakishville in another year...  BlooInBloo   Aug-30-09 03:25 PM   #27 
  - Hate it!  frebrd   Aug-30-09 03:25 PM   #28 
  - Sharapova grunts at over 100 dB.  JBoy   Aug-30-09 03:26 PM   #29 
  - Why not just eliminate the close microphones?  Warpy   Aug-30-09 03:31 PM   #31 
  - Slippery Slope, man... Slippery slope!  Chulanowa   Aug-30-09 03:33 PM   #32 
  - The greatest tennis player in the history of the game doesn't "grunt".  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 03:35 PM   #33 
  - Nadal grunts quite loudly.  cwydro   Aug-30-09 04:20 PM   #39 
     - He also violates time limits routinely when he serves.  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 04:26 PM   #40 
     - Yes, if his knees hold out.  cwydro   Aug-30-09 05:09 PM   #47 
        - Roddick has a huge chance. Wimbledon was sooo close. n/t  Cetacea   Aug-30-09 05:11 PM   #49 
           - I just hope for a good match, whoever wins.  cwydro   Aug-30-09 05:13 PM   #51 
     - Nadal also digs in his ass before each point. nt  City Lights   Aug-30-09 05:05 PM   #46 
     - That has nothing to do with the subject at all.  cwydro   Aug-30-09 05:10 PM   #48 
     - I thought they were referring to Martina.  redqueen   Aug-31-09 10:42 AM   #56 
  - It could be similar to the Kiai used in martial arts...  spin   Aug-30-09 04:17 PM   #38 
  - Wasn't it a TV actor that found the grunts by women players  alfredo   Aug-30-09 04:33 PM   #41 
  - It shows determined effort.  DailyGrind51   Aug-30-09 04:41 PM   #42 
  - The thing is, they aren't grunting ...  Kickin_Donkey   Aug-30-09 04:53 PM   #43 
  - What is it with grunting? I heard a runner go by last week grunting.  Blue Diadem   Aug-30-09 04:59 PM   #44 
  - It's a tactic to unnerve the opponent  Canuckistanian   Aug-30-09 05:12 PM   #50 
  - Love it  me b zola   Aug-30-09 05:36 PM   #54 
  - Hey, mods.  Condem   Aug-30-09 08:54 PM   #55 

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