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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Something Must Be Done About All This "Tennis Grunting," Wot?!?

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:58 PM

STOP THE WORLD OF SPORTS! Because first, we have to sort out all this "tennis grunting" mess. If you watch tennis at all, you'll recognize that the "grunt" is getting more and more prevalent. In fact, according to the Daily Telegraph, it's one of the number one complaints among players (who are easily distracted by the grunting) and viewers (who are easily annoyed by the grunting). Says Ian Ritchie, chief executive of the verrrrrry British "All England Lawn and Tennis Club":

We have discussed it with the tours and we believe it is helpful to reduce the amount of grunting. We are one tournament in a global circuit. But we have made our views clear and we would like to see less of it.

But who is the gruntiest grunter? While Maria Sharipova may be the most familiar of tennis grunters, she's recently been bested by grunting newcomer Victoria Azarenka, whose grunts can be heard in all their grunty glory below:


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