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(Telegraph)   Science tackles one of the most baffling and intriguing questions of our era: Why do women tennis players grunt so much?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 39
    More: Interesting, Wimbledon, Czech Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, shot put, Monica Seles, WTA, Yugoslav, Jennifer Capriati  
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2014-06-23 09:30:06 AM  
Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*
 
2014-06-23 11:15:48 AM  
Because no one tells them to shut the fark up like they would if they were men.
 
2014-06-23 01:23:55 PM  

doglover: Because no one tells them to shut the fark up like they would if they were men.


Why don't men grunt?
 
2014-06-23 01:33:00 PM  
Because men will continue to watch literally anything on TV if it gives them an erection. Hell, the two don't even have to be related. If a woman gives a man a blowjob while PBS is showing a grainy black-and-white educational movie called A Brief History of Grain Production, the man will not change the channel even if the remote control is in his hands. Because there is a 0.0000000000000000^A% chance that the woman would stop long enough to say, "Hey! I was listening to that!" and he simply cannot take that risk.
 
2014-06-23 02:01:09 PM  
I find that every time the word "love" is mentioned, women grunt.
 
2014-06-23 02:01:51 PM  
When did Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic become women? Was that the women's final of the French Open this year?
 
2014-06-23 02:05:11 PM  
i219.photobucket.com

Intrigued.
 
2014-06-23 02:07:03 PM  

EyeballKid: When did Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic become women? Was that the women's final of the French Open this year?


"women tennis players grunt" != "men tennis players do not grunt"
 
2014-06-23 02:13:19 PM  
Because no one chose to speak up when Monica Seles started doing that and by the time the Williams sisters came along, it was too established to start penalizing it on "sexist" grounds.

Next question: Why did He-Man grunt when he picked things up?
 
2014-06-23 02:17:15 PM  
It's actually a form of cheating.

They grunt loudly to hide the sound of their racket hitting the ball so their opponent can't guess its spin and trajectory and prepare for it better. There is absolutely no genuine reason to grunt that loudly for every stroke -- it does not assist in technique, placement or power.

/everyone has known this for decades
 
2014-06-23 02:17:54 PM  

edmo: doglover: Because no one tells them to shut the fark up like they would if they were men.

Why don't men grunt?


Because they were told to shut the fark up.
 
2014-06-23 02:21:40 PM  
I just know it makes women's tennis unwatchable for me.

Not that I'm a big fan anyway.
 
2014-06-23 02:22:28 PM  
because you breath out during a stroke.  it's part of the process.  it's normal to make some noise while you breath out, especially when it coincides with hitting the ball.  now, it's part of their process.  it would be like telling someone about to shot a free throw not to bounce the ball.

/ also, as a japanese man once told me, noise with movement make movement easier.
 
2014-06-23 02:24:20 PM  

Ishkur: It's actually a form of cheating.

They grunt loudly to hide the sound of their racket hitting the ball so their opponent can't guess its spin and trajectory and prepare for it better. There is absolutely no genuine reason to grunt that loudly for every stroke -- it does not assist in technique, placement or power.

/everyone has known this for decades


For reals? I had no idea. lol
 
2014-06-23 02:25:59 PM  
It arouses me
 
2014-06-23 02:29:08 PM  

pute kisses like a man: because you breath out during a stroke.  it's part of the process.  it's normal to make some noise while you breath out, especially when it coincides with hitting the ball.  now, it's part of their process.  it would be like telling someone about to shot a free throw not to bounce the ball.

/ also, as a japanese man once told me, noise with movement make movement easier.


"Exhale upon effort" is the rule for any strenuous motion or action, and grunting does lend assistance but only up until a certain limit (after which it becomes a detriment). The women are routinely exceeding this limit which does nothing extra for the speed, power, or focus of their shot.

Besides, they don't hit the ball hard enough in tennis. The men don't grunt, after all.
 
2014-06-23 02:29:31 PM  

SmackLT: Because men will continue to watch literally anything on TV if it gives them an erection. Hell, the two don't even have to be related. If a woman gives a man a blowjob while PBS is showing a grainy black-and-white educational movie called A Brief History of Grain Production, the man will not change the channel even if the remote control is in his hands. Because there is a 0.0000000000000000^A% chance that the woman would stop long enough to say, "Hey! I was listening to that!" and he simply cannot take that risk.


From firsthand experience, the response is, "Did you really just change the channel?"

/I had a beer in my hand.  I wanted to put on SportsCenter for the trifecta.  And the story.
//She finished.
 
2014-06-23 02:32:26 PM  

gopher321: Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*


Because it makes at least one of them a crapton of money due to the improvement of her game.

/and yeah, they were spectacular
 
2014-06-23 02:32:42 PM  
Also, "grunt" is on that list of words that sound dirty, but aren't.
 
2014-06-23 02:33:41 PM  

edmo: doglover: Because no one tells them to shut the fark up like they would if they were men.

Why don't men grunt?


Because they don't need to practice faking it.

/I'll have what she's having.
 
2014-06-23 02:36:24 PM  

Banned on the Run: SmackLT: Because men will continue to watch literally anything on TV if it gives them an erection. Hell, the two don't even have to be related. If a woman gives a man a blowjob while PBS is showing a grainy black-and-white educational movie called A Brief History of Grain Production, the man will not change the channel even if the remote control is in his hands. Because there is a 0.0000000000000000^A% chance that the woman would stop long enough to say, "Hey! I was listening to that!" and he simply cannot take that risk.

From firsthand experience, the response is, "Did you really just change the channel?"

/I had a beer in my hand.  I wanted to put on SportsCenter for the trifecta.  And the story.
//She finished.


I learned the hard way, that if you are in this situation and a Steelers game is on, the simultaneously best and worst thing you can do is to yell, "Interception, Polamalu!"
 
2014-06-23 02:37:15 PM  
Maria Shapirova doesn't just grunt.  With every shot she lets out some kind of high pitched, protracted yell that sounds like a howler monkey or whatever.
 
2014-06-23 02:39:00 PM  

Krustofsky: gopher321: Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*

Because it makes at least one of them a crapton of money due to the improvement of her game.

/and yeah, they were spectacular


Simona Halep, the subject in question

Before, #25 ranked
After, #4 ranked

images2.kurir-info.rs


A better shot of their spectacularity
iv1.lisimg.com
 
2014-06-23 02:41:42 PM  
static.guim.co.uk

www2.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2014-06-23 02:53:21 PM  

Banned on the Run: Krustofsky: gopher321: Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*

Because it makes at least one of them a crapton of money due to the improvement of her game.

/and yeah, they were spectacular

Simona Halep, the subject in question

Before, #25 ranked
After, #4 ranked




A better shot of their spectacularity


Yep, that's her...didn't remember the name.
 
2014-06-23 02:55:03 PM  

Ishkur: It's actually a form of cheating.

They grunt loudly to hide the sound of their racket hitting the ball so their opponent can't guess its spin and trajectory and prepare for it better. There is absolutely no genuine reason to grunt that loudly for every stroke -- it does not assist in technique, placement or power.

/everyone has known this for decades


I would think the racket head position, and swing motion are probably the cues most top level tennis players are looking for. I do feel grunting does help with maybe syncing breathing patterns and exertion, but do agree it does not increase the quality of the shot very much. Makes the game unwatchable for me, but I don't watch the men's game either.
 
2014-06-23 02:57:48 PM  
Too much fiber?
 
2014-06-23 03:05:00 PM  
I always figured it was to make the game as annoying as possible much like how soccer uses matches than end in a tie
 
2014-06-23 03:08:36 PM  
they're orgasming?
 
2014-06-23 03:15:38 PM  

pute kisses like a man: as a japanese man once told me, noise with movement make movement easier.


All I know the morning after an all you can eat wings place a few weeks back, I howled like a banshee.  I still have no idea where the dog ran off to
 
2014-06-23 03:28:20 PM  
I'd like to see her grunt.

1.bp.blogspot.com

But not on a tennis court.
 
2014-06-23 03:29:38 PM  
I just figure that women are more animalistic than men, same reason why when one cuts a man's penis off, you never see the rest of them say what a bad thing that was. They just nod and smile.
 
2014-06-23 03:31:06 PM  

Banned on the Run: Krustofsky: gopher321: Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*

Because it makes at least one of them a crapton of money due to the improvement of her game.

/and yeah, they were spectacular

Simona Halep, the subject in question

Before, #25 ranked
After, #4 ranked

[images2.kurir-info.rs image 850x456]


A better shot of their spectacularity
[iv1.lisimg.com image 600x753]


I prefer the pic that for some reason comes up when you search her name.  Folks here say it's not Halep,  For some other reason I haven't noticed the face in the pic.

i1168.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-23 03:39:13 PM  

Ishkur: It's actually a form of cheating.

They grunt loudly to hide the sound of their racket hitting the ball so their opponent can't guess its spin and trajectory and prepare for it better. There is absolutely no genuine reason to grunt that loudly for every stroke -- it does not assist in technique, placement or power.

/everyone has known this for decades


I did not know this.
 
2014-06-23 03:47:07 PM  
Banned on the Run:
From firsthand experience, the response is, "Did you really just change the channel?"

/I had a beer in my hand.  I wanted to put on SportsCenter for the trifecta.  And the story.
//She finished.


Can I have your autograph?
 
2014-06-23 04:05:57 PM  

ristst: Maria Shapirova doesn't just grunt.  With every shot she lets out some kind of high pitched, protracted yell that sounds like a howler monkey or whatever.


She doesn't make that noise when she practices.

/also, I love Dominika Cibulkova
 
2014-06-23 04:15:35 PM  
Because lube is expensive?
 
2014-06-24 05:39:53 AM  

Banned on the Run: Krustofsky: gopher321: Better question: why do they insist on getting breast reduction surgery? *sob*

Because it makes at least one of them a crapton of money due to the improvement of her game.

/and yeah, they were spectacular

Simona Halep, the subject in question

Before, #25 ranked
After, #4 ranked




A better shot of their spectacularity


So if that golf analyst would have said that about tennis he would still have his job ?
Too buzzed to remember his name .
 
2014-06-24 06:59:30 AM  

rc3ntexas: So if that golf analyst would have said that about tennis he would still have his job ?
Too buzzed to remember his name .


IIRC correctly did he say something about lesbians with big breasts...I think it was the lesbian part that got him fired
 
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