Is GRUNTING ruining Wimbledon?

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    Is grunting ruining Wimbledon? - The Week

    We have made our views clear and we would like to see less of it," says Ian Ritchie, the head of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club, as quoted by The Telegraph. The loud cries are annoying both fans and opponents, says Ritchie, and younger players in particular suffer from an "education problem" about the issue. Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 21, produced grunts measuring 95 decibels in her first-round match this year, a level approaching that of the "loudest known" tennis grunt, 105 decibels, by Maria Sharapova in 2009

    Can Victoria Azarenka's ghost-wails even be called grunts?" asks Edith Zimmerman at The Hairpin. The problem with Azarenka's shrieks is not just their volume, but their "prolonged nature," says Martyn Herman at Reuters. She is "still in full cry by the time the ball has reached her opponent's strings .
     
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    There was another tennis star a while back who was made fun of by the know-it-all sports pundits (ESPN) for her grunting. That is until some crazy asshole ran out of the crowd and stabbed her in the back. They stopped pretty quick after that.

    The couch potatoes that write this shit should get off their asses and take up the game of tennis if they think it's being played wrong.
     
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    Personally I started tuning in more once the grunting got more frequent. ;) :razz:
     
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    Was she stabbed for grunting?
     
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    The grunting grosses me out -ie Nadels............

    Why I mostly watch tennis matches with the sound off.
     
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    hello, nothing new here...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbHel4wBptc&feature=related]YouTube - ‪1999 Monica Seles def Jennifer Capriati‬‏[/ame]
     
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    There was something left to ruin?
     
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    "...a level approaching that of the "loudest known" tennis grunt, 105 decibels, by Maria Sharapova in 2009..."


    People actually keep records and measure this stuff? Someone obviously has too much time on their hands.
     
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    How unladylike .....
     
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    what find objectionable at Wimbledon at least, is bowing/courtesy to the duke and duchess of kent.....eff that, we fought a war damn it! and WON....I'd give them a bronx cheer and move along...
     

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