Found myself cheering against Maria Sharapova in tonight’s U.S. Open simply because I couldn’t abide her shrieking. She won despite my negative mindbullets aimed at the television, but honestly, who deserves to shriek save those suffering mortal pain? I know, it’s some sort of hai karate chi thing, but it still sucks.
Apparently some opponents feel the same way I do:
“Sharapova, who at 16 is one of the game’s most promising young players, was warned by tournament officials after Dechy and players on an adjacent court complained about her high-pitched shrieks.”