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  1. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    today i was watching williams vs henin, and the umpire tells the crowd to be quiet yet serina was screaming when she was hitting the ball surely that is just as off putting as the crowd talking or clapping

    i think that screaming or making pointless noises should be ban with in the game, what do you think?
     
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    sometimes i think that, but i like Nadal, and he does it some
     
  3. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but is must be so off putting to the other player, i mean it could be tactics :confused: but Nadal and S Williams both have tallent and skill so i dunno
     
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    I hear you. It's like when I'm at the movies, and I get a call on my cell phone -- the sound from the theater speakers can make it really difficult to carry on a conversation. Luckily, if you just talk really loudly you can sort-of drown out the noise. Also works in other noisy places like restaurants, or hospital waiting rooms.
     
  5. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I saw the highlights of S. Williams vs. the russian woman (sorry i don't know her name :eek: ) it looked like they were both playing at half speed. IMO Williams should have forfeited, she looked seriously injured. But, on the other hand, her opponent seemed a bit slow as well
     
  6. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its just annoying the noices they have to make, it kinda angers me
     
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    justine henin. and she's not russian, she's from belgium.
     
  8. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    that wasnt the match she hurt her leg in
    unless there talking about the match today? they didnt look bad at all
     
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  10. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    she didnt play Sharapova...i think it was Hantuchova, V williams played sharapova
     
  11. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    :D but back to the main point. the noises are so annoying and unnecessary
     
  12. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I can't stand the grunts.

    I watched the V. Williams vs Sharapova match today (well, the second set), and ball after ball they were both screaming and grunting. It's really irritating for the spectators to listen to, and it's not necessary. Does Federer grunt?
     
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    as far as i know Federer dosent grunt or make stupid noices, but sometimes Nadal does

    but there annoying to watch, it annoys me that the umpire tells the crowd to be quiet but the players can make annoying grunts :mad:

    i know tough break i wanted her to go through i dont like the Williams sisters to much
     
  15. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    My mom was too because she thinks Sharapova has the best outfits and everything. :D

    I'm extremely happy Henin won though. Hopefully she'll complete her career slam this Wimbledon.
     
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    that was it :)

    Anyways, I'm pulling for Federer, I don't like Nadal for some reason
     
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    Me too....there goes the eye-candy! :(

    But aye...the noises are quite mad nowadays. When Sharapova was playing Williams....at one point I thought she was about to get off! ;)

    Glad Serena went out....she's claiming injury...but she was playing it up to suit her needs. Henin could take her any day of the week!
     
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    yeah, i don't like them at all really.

    why? i don't like Federer, mainly b/c too many people like him. make him out to be sooooo great. and here comes a young pup and beats him more than he loses to him. i love it.......now if only Roddick can beat him (Roddick hasn't dropped a set this tournament )
     
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    I hate roddick, no way he can beat federer
     
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    well, he's the last American guy left. he has the fastest serve around....what's not to like?
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    With Sharapova it's every hit. That's the problem. I think they should introduce a new rule, applicable to anyone who enters the competition say 5 years from now (to give the juniors time to adjust), whereby excessive grunting is penalized as disturbing the opponent's play. Don't know if that's workable or not.
     
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    I tend to agree. Grunts and squeaks have always bugged me. Monica Seles was one of the worst.
     
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    i think there's a difference between grunting and screaming. but yeah, i don't like it. (but i still like nadal)
     
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    Its like watching porn for free.:p
     

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