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baseline08thrasher
08-08-2008, 07:17 PM
Wow, talk about dirty.
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=939f658d05afdb671afb478fcfc4b43c-getty-oly-2008-tennis-srb-jankovic&prov=getty
Possibly, this must be her superstition.
ANY THOUGHTS?
also she uses dirtier ones than this image shows, like the one she used in the French open, that was really dirty.

cujays
08-08-2008, 07:22 PM
this has been talked about before
i believe the she doesnt use overgrips
i could be wrong though

Hidious
08-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Been discussed not too long ago...

baseline08thrasher
08-08-2008, 07:29 PM
I think it's a superstition.

Satch
08-08-2008, 07:34 PM
it's for luck ;)

wyutani
08-08-2008, 07:36 PM
maybe when she bought it, it was already like that.:confused:

baseline08thrasher
08-08-2008, 09:10 PM
maybe when she bought it, it was already like that.:confused:

lol, i don't think so.
Maybe she's saving up for a house.
Lol jk. :D

zidane339
08-08-2008, 09:11 PM
lol, i don't think so.
Maybe she's saving up for a house.
Lol jk. :D

Haha, i think she has three homes, in serbia, miami, and somewhere else. Doubt she needs another one.

wyutani
08-08-2008, 09:14 PM
Haha, i think she has three homes, in serbia, miami, and somewhere else. Doubt she needs another one.

so the theory is right. in order to maintain the 3 homes, she gotta save on those grips.

matchmaker
08-10-2008, 01:45 AM
Well, that is the Eastern European school, use it untill it literally falls apart.

Lotto
08-10-2008, 04:07 AM
Maybe she just has sweaty hands and couldn't be bothered changing it when it gets dirty?

I'm the same, my overgrips go dirty pretty quickly but there's no point in changing them after a set or whatever just because they are dirty.

Loco4Tennis
08-10-2008, 04:11 AM
this has been talked about before
i believe the she doesnt use overgrips
i could be wrong though

Been discussed not too long ago...

can you guys post the link to the thread discussed, i have not read it yet

crazytennis
08-10-2008, 04:55 AM
can you guys post the link to the thread discussed, i have not read it yet

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=191105&highlight=jankovic+grip

Loco4Tennis
08-10-2008, 04:57 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=191105&highlight=jankovic+grip

thanks, reading now!!

Loco4Tennis
08-10-2008, 05:13 AM
after further review of the 2 threads :-)
i think i have an asnwer:
she is simply disgusting,,, haha just kidding, i like her alot, lots of personality an asset to WTA IMO
as to why the dirty picks, i have 2 thearies
1 - superstitious, she uses the same racquet and grip throughout what ever length of match play she plays, a suporting picture of this would be if she is playing an actual match with a dirty grip, i have not seen this yet
2 - likes to play with new grips on match day and uses does racquets for practise, support for this most likely theary IMO is that the pictures ive seen of the dirty grip pictures seem to show her while she is at a practise session only; now the reason as to why she would like doing this, might have something to do with this thread, http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=214543 ,
if it was me on thoes pics :-) #2 theary would be the reason why,, who amongst us does not like to play an important match with a new/fresh overgrip or grip??

Nanshiki
08-10-2008, 12:46 PM
A good white overgrip will keep most of it's grip until it looks disgusting, and that one isn't very dirty.

Katlion
08-10-2008, 01:33 PM
It's a superstition. She uses the same racket throughout a tournament, including in practice, and she doesn't make any adjustments to it, including chaging the overgrip. It was said a long time ago by the commentators on TV.

Fxanimator1
08-12-2008, 12:09 PM
Use darker overgrips.

nyc
08-12-2008, 12:13 PM
...must be her makeup...

hmwmai
08-12-2008, 12:15 PM
Who Cares?

jmsx521
08-12-2008, 12:15 PM
maybe when she bought it, it was already like that.:confused:No you can't buy them used already. Most likely she goes through the garbage cans around the tennis courts. I think it's quite embarrassing.

Ross K
08-12-2008, 12:18 PM
It's a superstition. She uses the same racket throughout a tournament, including in practice, and she doesn't make any adjustments to it, including chaging the overgrip. It was said a long time ago by the commentators on TV.

You're saying that - unless the strings break in a match presumably - she will use the very same solitary racket for the duration of a tournament? :shock:

PED
08-12-2008, 07:12 PM
I think I have the answer to the dirty grips. JJ is a glamour girl and she seems to play with full makeup on. When she sweats and wipes her brow, the grime from the makeup is transferred to her grip thus making it look horrendous.