Maria Sharapova and the Worst Grunts in Tennis Today

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Maria Sharapova and the Worst Grunts in Tennis Today
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It's safe to say that grunting has grown out of proportion in today's tennis, specifically in the women's game.

Take this year's Australian Open final featuring queen screamers Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova; you were brave if you left the volume on.

As a result of the excess and unnecessary noise, the WTA is considering putting in a grunt monitor—or "grunt-o-meter"—in future matches. This will detect if the noise made by the players is of an acceptable level or not. 

"It's time for us to drive excessive grunting out of the game for future generations," WTA chairman and chief executive Stacey Allaster said (via USA Today).

The plan is to discourage grunting in the tennis academies of the future pros. Although this plan is great moving forward, grunting will nevertheless still be a part of the game in the coming years.

From Sharapova's famous screams to Venus Williams' angry shrieks, let's take a look at today's recognizable and obnoxious tennis grunts. 

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