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Drop Shot 11
06-23-2009, 01:19 PM
This topic is based around Women's tennis.

Personally, I can't stand the elongated and unnecessary shrieks from these women. I understand the benefit of breathing out during the shot, but some of these shrieks are being taken too far.

Not just that, but I'm really getting accustomed to just turning the channel when I see a women's match, because there's too much drama usually, and if it's Serena, I can't stand the footwork, and her behavior.

Please, do not flame, or say that I'm trolling, this is just my opinion.

What do you guys think?

galactico
06-23-2009, 01:24 PM
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King_Grass
06-23-2009, 01:26 PM
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theduh
06-23-2009, 01:30 PM
A manly grunt or a lady like grunt (Dementieva (SP)) is not bad. But if you're doing it ala Sheirkapova and the Williams man I'd hit that mute button or watch another channel and just wait for the next match.

Mansewerz
06-23-2009, 01:32 PM
It's getting ridiculous. No need to scream (bs that serena doesn't intentionally do it).

THUNDERVOLLEY
06-23-2009, 01:34 PM
Better question: who is tired of the 50 weekly threads on the so-called shrieking?

gj011
06-23-2009, 01:35 PM
I am more tired of whining about shrieking than of shrieking itself.

thejoe
06-23-2009, 01:38 PM
I am more tired of whining about shrieking than of shrieking itself.

You think it is necessary and should be applauded?

theduh
06-23-2009, 01:39 PM
It's getting ridiculous. No need to scream (bs that serena doesn't intentionally do it).

I remembered that at one point where she screamed so hard because she thought that the point was over and got surprised that Silva was able to get to the ball, made the audience laugh for a bit and then Serena screamed for the second time around and duly ended the point.

galactico
06-23-2009, 01:39 PM
its dumb, you dont need to grunt or watever.

when roddick hit the hardest serve and overhead (see youtube), did you see any sound come out of his mouth, no, thats wat i thought.

im more annoyed at the likes of nadal and djokovic (2nd favourite playa) time wasting

theduh
06-23-2009, 01:40 PM
I am more tired of whining about shrieking than of shrieking itself.

When was the last time you watched a scream fest match? It's getting annoying that you have to put the TV on mute to enjoy the game.

theduh
06-23-2009, 01:41 PM
its dumb, you dont need to grunt or watever.

when roddick hit the hardest serve and overhead (see youtube), did you see any sound come out of his mouth, no, thats wat i thought.

im more annoyed at the likes of nadal and djokovic (2nd favourite playa) time wasting

Oh no!!! You'll get flamed for saying this.

galactico
06-23-2009, 01:43 PM
Oh no!!! You'll get flamed for saying this.

unlike alot of people on TW i can agrue for ever.......besides, only idiots would complain

The_Steak
06-23-2009, 01:43 PM
This topic is based around Women's tennis.

Personally, I can't stand the elongated and unnecessary shrieks from these women. I understand the benefit of breathing out during the shot, but some of these shrieks are being taken too far.

Not just that, but I'm really getting accustomed to just turning the channel when I see a women's match, because there's too much drama usually, and if it's Serena, I can't stand the footwork, and her behavior.

Please, do not flame, or say that I'm trolling, this is just my opinion.

What do you guys think?

Cool story bro.

tennismsands
06-23-2009, 01:46 PM
Really, who cares, that is how these players play. And if you are stupid enough to change the channel when one of the williams or sharapova is on then be my guest because you will miss an amazing match. I dont find it that annoying

Drop Shot 11
06-23-2009, 01:52 PM
Cool story bro.

Thanks, bro.

The_Steak
06-23-2009, 01:57 PM
Thanks, bro.

That's interesting because personally, I can't stand the elongated and unnecessary shrieks from these women. I understand the benefit of breathing out during the shot, but some of these shrieks are being taken too far.

Not just that, but I'm really getting accustomed to just turning the channel when I see a women's match, because there's too much drama usually, and if it's Serena, I can't stand the footwork, and her behavior.

Please, do not flame, or say that I'm trolling, this is just my opinion.

What do you guys think?

All-rounder
06-23-2009, 01:59 PM
Really, who cares, that is how these players play. And if you are stupid enough to change the channel when one of the williams or sharapova is on then be my guest because you will miss an amazing match. I dont find it that annoying
neither do I but I do find it quite irritating as the match goes on because then I find myself reducing the volume and I miss out in commentating

bluetrain4
06-23-2009, 02:06 PM
I am more tired of whining about shrieking than of shrieking itself.

I agree. No, it isn't necessary and it shouldn't be applauded, but there's little I (or anyone else on TW) can do about it. So, instead of focusing on the negative, I just ignore it and focus on the tennis.

nadal for number1
06-23-2009, 02:10 PM
its disgusting really.... it takes all the pleasure of watching cute girls hit tennis balls

Klatu Verata Necktie
06-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Better question: who is tired of the 50 weekly threads on the so-called shrieking?

So you think it's been unfairly defined?

kanamit
06-23-2009, 02:47 PM
Really, who cares, that is how these players play. And if you are stupid enough to change the channel when one of the williams or sharapova is on then be my guest because you will miss an amazing match. I dont find it that annoying

What is amazing is how Serena is still seeded #3 despite being completely out of shape and past her prime. What a sad sight the WTA has turned into the past couple of years.

LanceStern
06-23-2009, 04:00 PM
I don't mind it. It's not that loud over my tv and sometimes hilarious wwhen they miss.

I only really watch matches with the Williams or Kuznetsova anyways. Maybe Bethannie Mattek and Sharapova too. They entertain me

TiradPass
06-23-2009, 04:05 PM
I read somewhere that Sharapova once told everyone (at some press conference or interview before a tournament?) to turn off their grunt-o-meters etc and "just watch the match". lol...

Does anyone know at what tournament she said this? And whether she said this in a joking manner or whether she was actually quite offended/annoyed at all the grunt-related questions posed by the interviewer? :twisted:

Badger
06-23-2009, 04:35 PM
It's a disgrace. Swing with a tennis stroke as hard as you can while breathing out and you MIGHT leave out a short grunt barely hearable from the other end of a court.

Serendipitous
06-23-2009, 06:04 PM
I absolutely hate it. :evil:

Grass_for_cows
06-23-2009, 06:08 PM
The shrieking helps drown out the sound of kittens dying in my head. So, sometimes it's okay.

nfor304
06-23-2009, 06:10 PM
You never hear the screams when they're out practicing.... Seems like if it were natural they would be doing it there too since their hitting the same shots just as hard.

Gorecki
06-23-2009, 06:21 PM
I am more tired of whining about shrieking than of shrieking itself.

fully agree.

+1 tired of "one more thread about this subject"...

jamesblakefan#1
06-24-2009, 03:06 PM
Larcher De Brito at Wimbledon today.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111610037974&ref=nf

Ridiculous.

malakas
06-24-2009, 03:09 PM
I was happy Sharapova lost today.One less shrieker.

Rhino
06-24-2009, 03:10 PM
I hated Sharapovas shrieking today, I'm so glad she was eliminated. Dulko was so classy, she didn't need to shriek at all.

AAAA
06-24-2009, 03:13 PM
I hated Sharapovas shrieking today, I'm so glad she was eliminated. Dulko was so classy, she didn't need to shriek at all.

Not once in the 3rd set I watched.

Emelia21
06-24-2009, 03:20 PM
It doesn't bother me, I hear it and focus on the tennis :) :oops:

Claudius
06-24-2009, 03:25 PM
Women, just shut up and play.

ronalditop
06-24-2009, 03:36 PM
I hated Sharapovas shrieking today, I'm so glad she was eliminated. Dulko was so classy, she didn't need to shriek at all.

the most ridiculous was when sharapova had easy balls close to the net that looked like they were going to be winners, so when she hit she screamed even louder, but then the ball was out or hit the net. Im so happy dulko beated her, shes so quite and classy.

Kegzz
06-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Larcher De Brito at Wimbledon today.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111610037974&ref=nf

Ridiculous.

When she said she's been doing it since a young age, was someone stabbing her with a knife each time she hit the ball or something?

I'm also pretty sick of the threads on it tbh. I think what is also unnecessary is to always blame the female tennis players for it all. Nadal, Djokovic and many other male tennis players do it too. The only time I've turned off a match because of grunting was because a male tennis player sounded like a baby crying each time he hit the ball.

Nadal_Freak
06-24-2009, 03:44 PM
One shrieker out of the draw today. ;)

Bloodshed
06-24-2009, 03:55 PM
One shrieker out of the draw today. ;)

correction make it two.

With Larcher "I can't STFU" de Brito as well.

God the more I hear them play, the more I'm all for the penalty rule.

ChanceEncounter
06-24-2009, 03:57 PM
correction make it two.

With Larcher "I can't STFU" de Brito as well.

God the more I hear them play, the more I'm all for the penalty rule.
Thank god.

MsPiggy
06-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Larcher De Brito at Wimbledon today.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111610037974&ref=nf

Ridiculous.

OMG I find it hilarious for some reason. Thank God I'm not there at the court or else you'll be hearing me laughing hysterically!

tennismsands
06-24-2009, 04:57 PM
OMG I find it hilarious for some reason. Thank God I'm not there at the court or else you'll be hearing me laughing hysterically!


I would be on the ground cracking up and be like WTF!!!!

jamesblakefan#1
06-24-2009, 05:17 PM
yeah it's funny, but at the same time you wanna smack the girl on the wrist and tell her to STFU. thank god she and Shreikapova, both out in the same day.

BullDogTennis
06-24-2009, 05:22 PM
ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

skip1969
06-24-2009, 05:28 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=267589&highlight=shrieking

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=267861&highlight=shrieking

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=85737&highlight=shrieking

that's just if you do a quick search for "shrieking". put in "grunting" and you'll get another 30 threads. why can't we search and bump an old thread here?

jamesblakefan#1
06-24-2009, 05:29 PM
I did bump this one, it was the newest old thread I could find. :?

Ripster
06-24-2009, 05:33 PM
I don't mind grunting at all. But screeching a la Larcher De Brito is going too far. I can't help but sit back and laugh when I'm watching her play.

skip1969
06-24-2009, 05:35 PM
I did bump this one, it was the newest old thread I could find. :?
that wasn't a diss on you, more like a question for the op and a lot of posters in general. this thread was started yesterday. people don't bother scrolling past the first page, as if every thread started is utterly original to them. most times, it's not. like the whole shrieking topic. yeah, shrieking is annoying . . . fine, i get it. but it's not so important that it deserves 20 threads.

Drop Shot 11
06-25-2009, 01:35 PM
No flaming.

By the way, one major shrieker left, Serena.

What do you guys think about the noise Ivanovic makes when she hits?

viduka0101
06-25-2009, 02:22 PM
No flaming.

By the way, one major shrieker left, Serena.

What do you guys think about the noise Ivanovic makes when she hits?

for some reason she is the only one that doesn't get to my nerves when she grunts

ChanceEncounter
06-25-2009, 02:25 PM
for some reason she is the only one that doesn't get to my nerves when she grunts
That's because she actually grunts, as opposed to shrieking at the top of her lungs.

CHOcobo
06-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Better question: who is tired of the 50 weekly threads on the so-called shrieking?

i rather see more shrieking threads like this than hearing more shrieking.

The-Fed-Express
06-25-2009, 04:31 PM
All I will say on the matter is that there is a hell of a difference between grunting' and 'shrieking'.

Lefty5
06-26-2009, 06:50 AM
I like it....

Raphael
06-26-2009, 07:09 AM
I can understand making noise with the effort of the swing. Like a "kiai" (sp.) in karate where you exhale with the punch/kick as a way of controlling and liberating your breathing.
These days its gotten a bit out of hand, though.

Anybody remember that Monica Seles made noise in her backswing too?
Her grunts sounded like "hun-UN!" with the first syllable being the backswing and the second being the actual stroke.

How much of this shrieking is taught by coaches as a way to throw the other player off?

tahiti
06-26-2009, 08:01 AM
Who is annoyed with the shrieking?
Everyone?
Commentators and ex pros are making no bones about it when discussing it. These girls are going to damage their vocal chords young. How will they play tennis after that? :)

geese_com
06-26-2009, 08:11 AM
I'm pretty sick of the shrieking and grunting. I find it unnecessary.

mikethehamster
06-26-2009, 09:12 AM
Larcher De Brito at Wimbledon today.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111610037974&ref=nf

Ridiculous.

LOL!!!!! at some points her shrieks overlapped the grunts and it was a continuous stream of noise. too amazingly hilarious. i hope i see her at the rogers cup, i'll be sure to take a video.

Klatu Verata Necktie
06-26-2009, 09:20 AM
I just saw the end of the Azarenka match, and was shocked at how loud she is. It's unfortunate because I refuse to watch any of the yellers.

BigServer1
06-26-2009, 09:34 AM
It cracks me up that Serena is never mentioned on ESPN as a culprit of this...In a way she's worse because she shrieks and yells louder as a point goes on, or during important points in a match. It's an incredible display of gamesmanship, yet it's never criticized by our media.

Drop Shot 11
07-07-2009, 05:59 PM
It's obviously gamesmanship.

darthpwner
07-07-2009, 07:25 PM
Larcher de Brito is a painhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-7WLIqa2M0

flyinghippos101
07-07-2009, 07:44 PM
My god, Larcher de Brito is the plight of my existance. She obviously does this to throw her opponents out of synch but I still don't see it as that effective anyways, it just sounds like baby kittens being strangled then thrown into a bag, stomped on then thrown into the river

atennisrand
07-08-2009, 01:14 AM
I agree that it is quite stupid and infantile to shriek as loudly as serena or sharapova would but the grunting itself originated from physically exhausting yourself and outputting the most energy possible, the technical "physical" advantage for this is because exhaling just after impact keeps your blood pumping and relaxes your muscles to follow through well on your stroke and footwork etc.

Pay attention to one of the biggest servers on the tour, Andy Roddick, and you will quite easily spot the fact that he is sharply exhaling his breath when making contact with the ball on almost all of his shots, not a sound to be heard by us though = good tennis match.

Gorecki
07-08-2009, 04:37 AM
Larcher de Brito is a painhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-7WLIqa2M0

your post is as insightfull as the zit in a pimple!

My god, Larcher de Brito is the plight of my existance. She obviously does this to throw her opponents out of synch but I still don't see it as that effective anyways, it just sounds like baby kittens being strangled then thrown into a bag, stomped on then thrown into the river

no.. you are wrong.. it's actually flying hippos crashing on the floor...

Klatu Verata Necktie
07-08-2009, 05:04 AM
Do hippos shriek?

Television networks and tour officials respond to ratings and ticket sales far more than they do to annoyed internet fanboys. Therefore, the best we can do is to turn off the matches which feature players who yell or engage in other inappropriate behavior. If enough people turn off their sets, there is a chance that action will be taken.

Drop Shot 11
07-10-2009, 01:43 PM
your post is as insightfull as the zit in a pimple!



no.. you are wrong.. it's actually flying hippos crashing on the floor...

Don't make a fool of yourself.

David_Is_Right
07-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Therefore, the best we can do is to turn off the matches which feature players who yell or engage in other inappropriate behavior.

Unless you're one of the few people who's viewing habits are monitored to collect ratings statistics, this won't make any difference whatsoever.