French crowd trolling Azarenka (video)

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  1. jdubbs

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    It's warranted.
     
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    The only reason I'm not utterly p!ssed is because it's just kids. But this is not funny nor it should be allowed. Regardless of how ear piercing Azarenka's shrieks are.
     
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    Its a practice session, no harm done.
     
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    Practice sessions are to practice in peace without people bothering you. I would secretly electrify that fence and connect it to an electronic switch.
     
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    Maybe they could shame her into quieting the grunting. It's silly. Even Serena has cut it out.
    A guy at my club grunts really loud, and literally the entire club can hear it, since its indoors and sounds echo. It's embarrassing.
    Ban grunting! Or just make fun of them every time they do it.
     
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    I love this, lol.
     
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    I wish they'd put a ban on the excessive grunting.
     
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    I hate her grunting, but it's still not as bad as Sharapova's.
     
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    Good for them. It's not like she doesn't know she's screaming like a stuck pig. I also don't believe it's involuntary. Watch the charity matches where they get girls mic'd up and they aren't that loud. I mean I understand grunting a little bit on a hard shot but she (and others) go too far.
     
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    is there anything worse than an arrogant french kid making fun of a pro athlete?

    The whole grunting thing is so over-hated and over talked about... go play tennis.
     
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    You live by the squeal, you die by the squeal...
     
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    Funny one.
     
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    I can understand the grunting somewhat when they're mashing topspin shots.

    When she starts grunting just as loud on a defensive slice, then it gets extremely ridiculous.
     
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    Deserved. There is no reason for her to be making that sound.
     
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    Bit of a misleading title because its not really a 'French crowd' at all - just a few lairy 14yr old school kids on a day trip.

    Azarenka's woooing is weird though. As is Sharaprova's mad shrieking.
     
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    That was funny!
     
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    Masha doesn't grunt when practicing.

    Azarenka does.

    Interesting.
     
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    Just because they're young doesn't make them any less French
     
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    very funny!
     
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    But its not "the French crowd" supposedly "trolling" her.

    You make it sound like there's a mob after her.

    It's just a few lairy kids.
     
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  22. decades

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    this is why nobody watches WTA tennis.
     
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    This is brutal.

    I noticed that, too. That leads me to believe Azarenka's grunt is involuntary, while Shrapova just grunts for the sake of grunting.
     
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    Right.

    Kids grunting while she is practicing = bothering her and should not be allowed.

    Azarenka howling while playing a match bothering her opponent = perfectly acceptable.

    I see.
     
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    I would have given them one of these... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    You got a point there. But unless it's regulated, it's worthless. The grunting by players, while annoying, might serve a purpose other than to cause the opponent to lose focus. If it also causes that, then it should be regulated.
     
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    Herbert von Federer is one very temperamental maestro when he is directing the crowd to STFU.
     
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    It's always nice to expand vocabulary - a better word than trolling in this case is "hectoring".
     
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    couldn't agree more
     
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    maybe get some fake ID???
     
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    Strange, the sign behind the court shows a crocodile, but on the other side of the fence it is just some kind of whooping crane.
     
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    The crocodile is stalking the crane.
     
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    OK, I'll just make a copy of your ID and edit out your picture so that it doesn't cause orbital cancer to anybody looking at it. :)
     
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  34. guitarplayer

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    Me too...the French are ...holes.
     
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    Thank you for sharing - that is hilarious!!! Az is a great player, but the "PEEEWWWW ...... ..... PEEEEEWWWWWW" noises are still ridiculous.
     
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    I never watch Azarenka's matches because of her grunting, even when she plays with my favs. Even when I know that Serena is roasting her. Her grunting is nauseating.
     
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    Any player who shrieks like a banshee deserves to be mocked and ridiculed. This was just in practice session, but I'm pretty sure members of crowds in her matches at RG, Wimbledon and the Australian Open have all mocked her at some point.

    The crowd in the Miami final in 2009 didn't mimic her but really found her annoying.
     
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    meh.. lame comeback!!!

    this is how you do it:

    Gorecki: maybe get some fake id....

    The Lone Wolf : can you introduce-me to your forgerer?


    ps: ...Man... do i have to get everything done around here????
     
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    I'm trying to be extra lame these days to make you feel more at home.

    For example, when you made mention of an inflatable Rafa doll, i could have instructed you about the existence of a "dedicated blowhole in the back" meaning that you don't know how to use it properly. Yes, that would have been funny, but at what expense? :)

    Who is The Lone Wolf? You keep implying I'm that person. Any links?
     
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  40. Gorecki

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    you see. to know that it takes some serious knowledge.

    as for The Lone Wolf you mention me mentioning, i have no idea... may be i typoed it... so sorry
     
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    it's hilarious. I hate Sreamarenka. I simply refuse to watch that screaming **** fest. I'd be so embarrassed to be world #1 and behave like a screaming idiot ... get a freaking life
     
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    Which in your case you seem to only attain occasionally via extensive trial and error. :)
     
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    I don't feel sorry for her at all. Her shrieks and Sharapova's are unacceptable and only serve to break the concentration of their opponents. The fact that the WTA hasn't warned them is outrageous.
     
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    dude.. you have the lamest comebacks... pretty poor for someone smart like you.

    if you work harder... maybe you will achieve your max potential
     
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    Pretty sad... but perfectly justified.
     
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    It is actually an excellent comeback. You can't appreciate it, the same way that a blind person cannot appreciate the subtlety in the works of Rembrandt. Don't blame the artist, my dear friend. :)
     
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    Azarenka has no shame about her shrieking.
     
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    sure. if i say it was ultra cool, will you invite me for one of your iflatable nadal doll parties? i will be the date to the "Nadal in FO pink"...
     
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    Now, that was funny.

    I can invite you, but will you attend after tomorrow's result? The tea room chairs are kind of hard, and they are not agreeable with the serious butthurt you will be in after Nadal wins a record 7 French Open titles.
     
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  50. Gorecki

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    too bad you wont be able to see that given your head being deeply inserted in his backyard!!!
     
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