Tennis grunting

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.”

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “Tennis grunting”

  1. this has been going on for years, ever since monica seles burst onto the scene in the 90s. i can’t watch sharapova matches because of those high pitch grunts. something should be done about it, but i suspect that it never will. the premise of a gruntometer is mildly amusing though.

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