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Best of luck to both players in the final tomorrow.I want Stephens to win but I want a competitive and closely contested final like this year's Australian Open final.Halep would deserve her win if she wins the final tomorrow.
Great coverage on itv with Inverdale, Bartoli and Courier.
I never read/hear complaints about grunting in male tennis. Most of them do, especially the King himself Nadal, and the men can be quite loud as well. Is it that many are simply uncomfortable with the sound of women grunting …. hum! Then someone asked why did the Graffs and Navratilovas not grunt? Well, how hard did they hit the all in those days? Compared to today's game, they played badminton
@120 Ben Fica… Hahaha. No offence meant to Stephens fans, I just find Halep more attractive. As for your original Q; I guess it could be that while she was young(er) & working her way through the rankings going from match to match, honing her skills, she didn't have much time (or energy) for getting 'jiggey with Mr. Biggy'.
Rumour has it Vicki is sending in an official protest to the tennis authoritys complaining that Sharapova and Halep are shrieking louder than her
When you ponder on it,that match tomorrow could probably get Stephens about £4 million....The French prize money plus endorsements,maybe even £10 million.If she goes on to win Wimbledon which is entirely gettable for her.make that £30 million.My point...…...She might look half asleep but that's what she hopes Halep thinks too.
@107 Sorry, but I fail to see why playing for millions of dollars requires you to screech like a banshee and grunt like a sow in heat. Plenty of players do the former without indulging in the latter. I also fail to see why you consider you have the authority to tell me what to do. So kindly keep your unsolicited advice to yourself.
@108 Feel better now you've been thoroughly and unnecessarily objectionable to someone?
119. Posted by Furrowed Brow I'll be off to Tesco's shortly so I'll consider the question that you've posed... hope I don't forget the milk as a result.Stephens less attractive??? Ok, taste is subjective but I wouldn't agree with you on that.Care to answer my Q1? If she didn't do it in the past, and she didn't, why is she doing it now? 26 years old and only just discovered passion?
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I'm hoping for a Stephens victory. She brings a quiet serenity to the game that, as others have pointed out, Halep also used to do. Now, like Errani especially, she just seems to get louder and louder as the game goes on. To those who suggest that this is entirely normal 2 questions...1- Why didn't she do it in the past? and 2-Why doesn't Stephens (for example) also do it?
Tolpuddle is right@116 silly, uncontrolled immature tantrums makes a player lose focus and accuracy. No female equivalent of the FED male temperament as yet?Sloane should win: fitter, stronger, more athletic and a more rounded player. All in all a better player when on form. Think Halep will lose despite huge crowd support.
On the basis of the silly tantrums Halep throws if opponents produce superb winners,I think she may go into a real meltdown tomorrow and lose 2 sets quickly.Stephens is good at remaining calm.
@108 The remarks made by 106 are not narrow-minded, simply an expression of preference. The screeching and screaming is primarily a feature of the women's game and 106 is certainly not the first person to comment on this. Fans shouting at a football match is totally different and not a valid comparison. I shall watch all the games and try to concentrate on another racket! I play chess, too. You?
I wish Halep will win her first GS.
On another note, it would be interesting to have the worldwide viewing figures of the women's final against the men's final (or even the men's quarter finals). It certainly won't be published on the BBC does anyone know if it is available anywhere? That aside, I fear Halep's new found grunt makes it unlikely I'll watch more then the highlights.
I do think Halep has the edge here and deserve has nothing to do with tennis... Of the top 50 players almost any of them can win on the right day. I always think of Sabine Lisicki who had moments of stellar tennis, but lacked the consistency, which turned out great for Bartoli.
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