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nadal&roddickfan
05-25-2009, 09:16 AM
does anyone think that Bartoli is a bit strange with the excessive fist pumping ( even right before a serve and even after a lost point) and the practice swings right before every serve? the fist pumping actually looks a bit more like an OCD... anyone agree on this here?

KOPT
05-25-2009, 09:27 AM
a bit strange?I think she is very strange.Fist pumping constantly,weird serve practice all the time,her serve is the ugliest serve in professional tennis i ever seen,and she is not easy on the eye herself too......

does anyone think that Bartoli is a bit strange with the excessive fist pumping ( even right before a serve and even after a lost point) and the practice swings right before every serve? the fist pumping actually looks a bit more like an OCD... anyone agree on this here?

rommil
05-25-2009, 09:28 AM
She looks like Tina, that little kid on the show Still Standing.

skip1969
05-25-2009, 09:51 AM
one of my least favorite wta players to watch. and that's sayin something cos right now the list is pretty long. she's top 5, easy.

Shaolin
05-25-2009, 09:59 AM
She is extremely strange.

Ross K
05-25-2009, 10:00 AM
a bit strange?I think she is very strange.Fist pumping constantly,weird serve practice all the time,her serve is the ugliest serve in professional tennis i ever seen,and she is not easy on the eye herself too......
Totally agree!!... it's absolutely hideous! :shock:

scotus
05-25-2009, 10:06 AM
Female pros ought to watch videotapes of their fist-pumping and see if it looks good, because it looks terrible for most of them.

Case in point: Ivanovic--beautiful to watch until ... yes, the fist-pump. Yuk.

For girls, less motion on the fist-pumping the better. Watch Serena and Justine Henin. No funky motion. A simple fist up with a stare sends a strong, intimidating message.

pabletion
05-25-2009, 10:09 AM
yeah weird girl. I dunno, but I have this picture in my mind that she was the odd kid in school, the one with no friends who would go to the playground and pick bugs all day and talk to herself, and then come up with these outta-place, comments in the middle of a conversation.....
strange girl.

Joeyg
05-25-2009, 10:12 AM
But, she speaks highly of you!

Xuxa Kuerten
05-25-2009, 10:28 AM
a bit strange?I think she is very strange.Fist pumping constantly,weird serve practice all the time,her serve is the ugliest serve in professional tennis i ever seen,and she is not easy on the eye herself too......

Her serve is quite strange, but take a look at this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kpelRORbGk

KOPT
05-25-2009, 10:34 AM
i saw this one before,not as ugly as bartoli tough....
Her serve is quite strange, but take a look at this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kpelRORbGk

BobFL
05-25-2009, 10:38 AM
Her serve is quite strange, but take a look at this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kpelRORbGk

This serve is SUPER-ULTRA fluid compared to Bartoli's...

Underhand
05-25-2009, 10:39 AM
Her father is the real strange thing.

tennisplaya
05-25-2009, 10:59 AM
so her serve looks weird, but I don't know why anyone would dislike her.

Xuxa Kuerten
05-25-2009, 11:10 AM
This serve is SUPER-ULTRA fluid compared to Bartoli's...

Fluid? That girl could receive a penalty for cheating during the serve (LOL): she stops at the middle of her motion, and then suddenly serves. Very, very weird, kinda amateur, actualy. I don't know if you watch soccer, but you could compare her to the striker that fakes his shot when converting a penalty, just to wait for the goalkeeper to fall and then calmly choose a corner of the goal to shoot (this is a good example, because the striker misses it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHf40GdiEC0). But Bartoli's serve is quite uncommon as well.

Joseph L. Barrow
05-25-2009, 11:50 AM
I'd say she's all around one of the strangest professional tennis players I've ever seen, if not the strangest.

Shaolin
05-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Don't forget about Nadal_Freak's serve...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

sillymonkey
05-25-2009, 12:00 PM
How can she have so much junk in her trunk?

ronalditop
05-25-2009, 12:05 PM
Don't forget about Nadal_Freak's serve...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

hahahahaaa

Roberto
05-25-2009, 12:07 PM
What is strange. Not mainstream ? Personality ? Not obsessed what other people think ?
Strange is GOOD

IvanAndreevich
05-25-2009, 12:21 PM
Her practice swings are freaking tiresome.

The serve is strange, but it's only her step-up. Just before she hits the ball she is actually in a pretty good form.

Bundey
05-25-2009, 12:30 PM
yeah weird girl. I dunno, but I have this picture in my mind that she was the odd kid in school, the one with no friends who would go to the playground and pick bugs all day and talk to herself, and then come up with these outta-place, comments in the middle of a conversation.....
strange girl.

Dude, this was perfect. HHAHAHAHA

hansolo
05-25-2009, 12:34 PM
I laughed every time I saw her fist pump routine thing...

MTXR
05-25-2009, 02:57 PM
anyone have a link to a vid of her serve?

tennisfreak15347
05-25-2009, 03:44 PM
I should have recorded a couple points of Bartoli while watching the FO today. her fist pump is a little subtle, but is used exessively and almost every time the camera zooms in on her.

Mick
05-25-2009, 03:49 PM
hey, there is another wta player in the draw that plays with 2 hands on both sides like marion bartoli: vitalia diatchenko from russia

mary fierce
05-25-2009, 03:50 PM
"Different" in womens tennis is welcome, as the players tend to be so similar in style.

KOPT
05-25-2009, 04:40 PM
not Bartoli "different"
"Different" in womens tennis is welcome, as the players tend to be so similar in style.

oneleggedcardinal
05-25-2009, 04:56 PM
anyone have a link to a vid of her serve?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EX9lCiqqM

CalmxPanicked17
05-25-2009, 04:58 PM
anyone have a link to a vid of her serve?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOJ1r1bTdD8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EX9lCiqqM

ronalditop
05-25-2009, 05:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EX9lCiqqM

what the hell was that!?

ronalditop
05-25-2009, 05:23 PM
Look at how she waits for serve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgkWKP5soYk&feature=related

hilarious.

BobFL
05-25-2009, 05:36 PM
If Optimus Prime becomes a tennis player, he will have the same service motion...

Mick
05-25-2009, 05:39 PM
Look at how she waits for serve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgkWKP5soYk&feature=related

hilarious.

if she had another serve motion where she doesn't wait (using both), that would totally confuse the returner.

tennisfreak15347
05-25-2009, 06:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EX9lCiqqM
what is she doing with her arm right before the serve? it kind of looks like shes having arm spasms... :shock:

JeMar
05-25-2009, 06:10 PM
Don't forget about Nadal_Freak's serve...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

It might look pretty gay, but that serve had some pop.

JeMar
05-25-2009, 06:13 PM
Oh, and for everybody else...

Raise your hand if you've ever gotten to the semi-finals of Wimbledon?

Anyone?

BobFL
05-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Oh, and for everybody else...

Raise your hand if you've ever gotten to the semi-finals of Wimbledon?

Anyone?

Great point! Soooo, you have to be a cow to discuss Mad Cow Disease?
Awesome....

NLBwell
05-25-2009, 06:18 PM
The serve is strange, but it's only her step-up. Just before she hits the ball she is actually in a pretty good form.

I enjoy watching Bartoli because she is different. I think her father is a pretty different guy and she's just being a good daughter. Still, as she said, he got her to number 6 in the world - why would she not do what he says. There's no Dokic-type problems with him and, although it looks odd, her game is very effective and pretty sound.

KOPT
05-25-2009, 07:41 PM
theres no debate about how effective her game is,its how hideous it is...

I enjoy watching Bartoli because she is different. I think her father is a pretty different guy and she's just being a good daughter. Still, as she said, he got her to number 6 in the world - why would she not do what he says. There's no Dokic-type problems with him and, although it looks odd, her game is very effective and pretty sound.

NLBwell
05-25-2009, 07:44 PM
As I said, I enjoy watching her.

Mick
05-25-2009, 07:50 PM
I enjoy watching Bartoli because she is different. I think her father is a pretty different guy and she's just being a good daughter. Still, as she said, he got her to number 6 in the world - why would she not do what he says. There's no Dokic-type problems with him and, although it looks odd, her game is very effective and pretty sound.

i heard a story from one of the commentators about bartoli trying to lose some weight. she was successful but her father/coach thought it had negatively impacted her tennis game, so he advised her to abandon the weight loss program and put the weight back. so that's why bartoli is kinda chubby compared to the other wta players.

tennisfreak15347
05-25-2009, 08:00 PM
i heard a story from one of the commentators about bartoli trying to lose some weight. she was successful but her father/coach thought it had negatively impacted her tennis game, so he advised her to abandon the weight loss program and put the weight back. so that's why bartoli is kinda chubby compared to the other wta players.

not compared to Safina...

imalil2gangsta4u
05-25-2009, 08:05 PM
I noticed the same thing. It was almost like she was out to prove something today. She was fist pumping EVERY point.

imalil2gangsta4u
05-25-2009, 08:06 PM
i heard a story from one of the commentators about bartoli trying to lose some weight. she was successful but her father/coach thought it had negatively impacted her tennis game, so he advised her to abandon the weight loss program and put the weight back. so that's why bartoli is kinda chubby compared to the other wta players.

Im not surprised. That mans off the wall.

Edinboro
05-26-2009, 05:05 AM
She looks like Tina, that little kid on the show Still Standing.

Omfg! She so does! :lol:

gunnd5000
05-26-2009, 09:01 AM
is she the one with the 2handed forehand

CalmxPanicked17
05-26-2009, 09:11 AM
not compared to Safina...

Safina's not chunky, she's just really tall.

tenis
05-26-2009, 11:41 AM
a bit strange?I think she is very strange.Fist pumping constantly,weird serve practice all the time,her serve is the ugliest serve in professional tennis i ever seen,and she is not easy on the eye herself too......


Agreed!!!!!

Sinner
05-26-2009, 12:35 PM
Ivanovic's fist-pumps don't bother me, but Bartoli's "mini-pumps" drives me nuts... Lol.

veroniquem
05-26-2009, 12:37 PM
does anyone think that Bartoli is a bit strange with the excessive fist pumping ( even right before a serve and even after a lost point) and the practice swings right before every serve? the fist pumping actually looks a bit more like an OCD... anyone agree on this here?
I've always thought she was strange, glad I'm not the only one!

The-Champ
05-26-2009, 02:04 PM
does anyone think that Bartoli is a bit strange with the excessive fist pumping ( even right before a serve and even after a lost point) and the practice swings right before every serve? the fist pumping actually looks a bit more like an OCD... anyone agree on this here?


Not as annoying as Ivanovic' fist pumps after every point she wins.

CCNM
05-26-2009, 02:07 PM
The picture of her on the French Open's main page (where she's sitting on the bench) makes her look thin-has she lost some weight?

OroDeSantoro
05-26-2009, 02:18 PM
not compared to Safina...

Obviously you haven't seen safina lately, although she used to be pretty thick

MTXR
05-27-2009, 05:52 PM
Oh man, i think i have a slight pause in my serve in the trophy stance like bartoli :-/

yellowoctopus
05-28-2009, 12:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOJ1r1bTdD8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-EX9lCiqqM

what the hell was that!?

Her service stance actually resembles the reverse of a ballet position, the 'fifth position' (http://www.ehow.com/how_4506670_perfect-five-ballet-positions.html) to be exact. Either she took ballet lessons when she was little or someone taught it to her.

I don't know enough about ballet to comment on the benefit of this stance, but it must be working for her because she is a top touring pro and we are not :oops:;)

Morrissey
05-28-2009, 09:44 AM
Oh, and for everybody else...

Raise your hand if you've ever gotten to the semi-finals of Wimbledon?

Anyone?

Somewhere Alexandra Stevenson and Vladimir Voltchkov are raising theirs.

Stinkdyr
05-28-2009, 09:56 AM
this serve is a bit, um, shall we say, um...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT714mG17bA&feature=related

Gingerbread Cookie
05-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Yes, she is strange, but I enjoy watching her play. She reminds me of Luna in the Harry Potter series.

zidane339
05-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Don't like how she wags her racquet up and down during a rally...

And yes, she fists pumps all the time, even when sitting down during changover...

Lionheart392
05-28-2009, 10:40 AM
Somewhere Alexandra Stevenson and Vladimir Voltchkov are raising theirs.

And Mirjana Lučić.

royer
05-28-2009, 10:45 AM
Yup! She's a freak! Good player, but ...

Yeah, what's with the incessant fist-pumping? Most fist-pumping appears to happen spontaneously; hers, however, is too contrived. Looks like she does it to try'n prove she's trying or into the match or something ... I dunno ... she's definitely annoying to watch.

shadows
05-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Queen of excuses too apparently, after her match today she said:

"I was a bit tired. A bit sick, I think, as well. So it was not easy. It was so cold out there.

"When I made unforced errors, her team would shout. It's not very sporting. It's the Italians."

"The court was really heavy. The balls were heavy... it was the slowest surface on earth, so to her advantage.

all in one interview!

salsainglesa
05-28-2009, 11:04 AM
It is funny, that when people dont relate to someone they say its strange, but the only strange fact is that we dont realize that diferences is what makes us best as societies and people.
We are creatures that start learning by immitation, whenwe are really little, butafter we develop we can choose our influences, being sad that most of this role models are selected by sources outsides of our own awareness... whytrying tobe like someone, and not other person? why notbeing a little more like marion and excersice your freedom of though and decision making, regardless of what the outside influence is, wich by the way is managed by interests foreign to your own.

OTMPut
05-28-2009, 11:08 AM
Come on guys, the joke is on us.
Marion is smart!

slice bh compliment
05-28-2009, 11:13 AM
Somewhere Alexandra Stevenson and Vladimir Voltchkov are raising theirs.

Yup. What is that? Anna Kournikova is raising her hand now.
And Todd Woodbridge.

You know, I usually like stylish players (Novotna, Mandlikova, Steffi, Navratilova, Bueno, BJ King) or attractive ones (Arevane Rezai, Dominika Cibulkova, Gisela Dulko, Severine Bremond, Bettina Bunge)....and of course the center of that Venn diagram: Evonne Goolagong.
I do not usually like two handers.

But this girl.....something about her I really like. I root for her even though she is a complainer.

Also, she looks a lot like the guy from Raconteurs / White Stripes.

slice bh compliment
05-28-2009, 11:18 AM
Queen of excuses too apparently, after her match today she said:

"I was a bit tired. A bit sick, I think, as well. So it was not easy. It was so cold out there.

"When I made unforced errors, her team would shout. It's not very sporting. It's the Italians."

"The court was really heavy. The balls were heavy... it was the slowest surface on earth, so to her advantage.

all in one interview!

Not to get all xeno on you but I think of her as an Italian in a way....and whether French or Italian, the above comments are not surprising at all.

vandre
05-28-2009, 12:01 PM
Also, she looks a lot like the guy from Raconteurs / White Stripes.

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/jack-white-cold-mountain-movie-premiere-Pp6Hid.jpg

http://www2.tennisserver.com/images/photofeed/2007/rogers-cup/070813/PressConference/IMG_0139.jpg


bh slice,

i think you're on to something! has anyone ever seen these 2 in the same place at the same time?????