Originally Posted by robbo1970
I was watching the tennis last night, as you do, and the match between Goerges (pronounced Gorgeous) and Bartoli. In truth I was trying to watch Goerges more than Bartoli, but that would be going off topic.
I hadn't noticed this before, but all of that jumping and air tennis that Bartoli does between points just looks really weird.
I noticed a couple of time that Gorgeous was looking at her as if to say "what the jeffing hell are you doing". I must admit, if I saw my opponent doing that, I would quietly try and walk off the court without them noticing, fearing for my life.
I appreciate players have their little quirks that help them focus, like Sharapova turning her back on her opponent to do a little tippy-toe shuffle then screaming every time she hits the ball and Azarenka impersonating a 6 foot owl.
However, this weirdness from Bartoli just seems borderline manic. Although it did seem to work in unsettling her opponent as Gorgeous seemed a lot more focused on what Bartoli was up to than her own game. Is it yet more gamesmanship that works.
I'm not sure I have a point here really, I just thought it was weird.
Bartoli claims she has the IQ of a genius, Who knows if this has to do with her jumping and simulating shots, etc.. Bright minds can be overly creative.