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    Grunting at Wimbledon

    Wimbledon boss grumbles about grunting tennis players - News | FOX Sports on MSN

    Noise machines recorded 21-year-old Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, grunting at 95 decibels in her match against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Monday. That is still some way short of the loudest recorded grunt which came from Maria Sharapova in 2009 and measured 105 decibels.

    "We are aware, whether you are watching it on TV or here, people don't particularly like it," Ritchie added. "We are one tournament in a global circuit. But we have made our views clear and we would like to see less of it."
    Watching women's tennis without the extreme grunting? Seems sort of pointless, doesn't it?



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    Does Wimbledon allow extreme grunting during croquet as well? One would think so.



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    You should hear me grunt when I golf. If Maria Sharapova goes 105 decibels, I am sure I normally hit 130 decibels on the golf course when sober, probably 150 after 8 or 9 cold ones.



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    I love this woman...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNPYU4TZBb4&feature=related]YouTube - ‪Maria Sharapova - Swearing at crowd "Up your fu*king ***"‬‏[/ame]


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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    Here I thought this was going to be about the toilet facilities.



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Here I thought this was going to be about the toilet facilities.
    Well if you want to go down that path then I better change my stance on the issue. I am not okay with extreme grunting in the ladies room at Wimbledon. Keep it on the court!



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Wimbledon boss grumbles about grunting tennis players - News | FOX Sports on MSN



    Watching women's tennis without the extreme grunting? Seems sort of pointless, doesn't it?
    Women's tennis without grunting would be like watching porn without the moaning, screaming, and money shot



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    Re: Grunting at Wimbledon

    I heard about this on NPR on the way home today. They had some pretty good sound bites.

    A Look At Grunting At Wimbledon : NPR


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    Women's tennis without grunting would be like watching porn without the moaning, screaming, and money shot
    Well said my friend.


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