Women's fist pumps-Lame?

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  1. AJK1

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    Does anyone else think the fist pumps in the WTA look really lame?
     
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  2. vortex1

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    Only when Ivanovic, Sharapova and Azarenka do it. It's pathetic to fist pump on EVERY single point.
     
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  3. Totai

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    No. Why is it lame?
     
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  4. vortex1

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    If you think womens tennis sucks, you're probably comparing it with men's. In which case you're right, but the comparison isn't fair. Women also try hard to win their matches, they should be compared against each other and not against the fact that every clown in top 200 ATP would double bagel anyone in top 10 WTA.
     
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    It's a Jersey Shore thing.
     
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    i hate ivanovics fist pump, its extremely annoying and she does it on EVERY SINGLE POINT!
     
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    I think the fist pumps are really lame. Woohoo, your rally lasted 5 shots, neither of you used topspin, and you have horrendous form.
     
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  8. fedhingis515

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    Azarenka's fist pumps **** me off. Heck everything she does pisses me off. Justine's "allez" and Oudin's "come on" are extremely annoying as well.
     
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  9. AJK1

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    I think the female fist pump looks lame because, normally, a right handed player would put their racquet in their left hand and do a fist pump with their right hand. But the women just do it with their left hand, which to me looks lame. They also bring their elbow into their stomach region, which looks lame as well.
     
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  10. Jay_The_Nomad

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    Most of their so called "fist pumps" are in fact a "wrist twist".

    They bring their elbows close to their abnominal muscles/pouch and give the wrist a slight twist.

    And yes, the "wrist twist" is lame if a guy does it. But merely girly if a female player does it.
     
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  11. Gaab

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    Ditto.

    But I'd rather see a woman player do it after every point than hear Azarenka, Sharapova ou De Brito screeching during each point.
     
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    ...?

    LOOL.

    10 chars. :)
     
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    I sense a few people compensating for past rejections by women, some even gotten beat by women, on and off the court, before.

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    It's ok; women are not that threatening. You will find yours one day.

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    Great point.
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    Cannot imagine a WTA player wanting to look like this
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    Ivonovic is the current GOAT of lame fist pumps but if Azarenka can keep her current lameness going she will eventually take over as the GOAT.

    Of course there will always be the great debate of whether the current crop of lame fist pumpers really are up to snuff against the original Serena lame fist pump. That will truely go down as one of the all time GOAT lame fist pumps.

    Unfortunately the prime years of Serena's lame fist pumping were before the "open" era of lame fist pumps which started somewhere in 2007 so its hard to have a direct comparison of the pre open era lame fist pumps versus the lame fist pumps of today. Todays lame fist pump competition is much stronger throughout the field and has expanded to many new forms of lameness like yells, shrieks, and grunts.
     
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  16. nabbydian

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    hahaha...ROFL....this thread is getting lame but still funny
     
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  17. bezs

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    I would love to see any WTA player try to imitate the intensity of Nadal's fist pumps.
     
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    no, as long as they don't stick out their chests like their male counterparts.

    ... on 2nd thought, why don't they stick out their chests like their male counterparts?
     
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  19. ollinger

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    Coaches realize that women are testosterone-challenged and thus innately less aggressive than men. They need the fist-pump more than men do in order to mobilize some aggression, and are encouraged by their mostly male coaches to do this (note the fist-pumping coach exhorting his charge when the camera swings over to him.)
     
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    womens tennis in general, with the exception of a couple of players (clijsters, a younger sharapova, a few more) is pretty lame so yeah
     
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    one is inward & the other outward. one is self-satisfaction & the other is pure aggression.
     
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    I never ever fist pump, just doesn't work for me. Then again, I can't play like the women can either.

    Perhaps the pumping is a ritual like Nadal's butt picking. Not necessary in our eyes but for the player it allows them to recharge their energy cells and be ready to unleash a flurry of bullet shots and smashes.
     
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  23. AJK1

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    Has any female done the "Lawn Mower" ala Hewitt ?
    That would be awesome to see !
     
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  24. AJK1

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    What a strange post......
     
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  25. larry 4.0

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    ...Precisely.
     
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  26. Fedace

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    NO,,,i think Sharapova and Azarenka fish pump is very SEXY. i keep imagining that in the bedroom for some reason.......not sure why?:confused:
     
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    Eeewwwwww!!
     
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