Wimbledon 2011: Maria Sharapova and the 10 Loudest Grunters

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Wimbledon 2011: Maria Sharapova and the 10 Loudest Grunters
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Grunting has become, in the opinion of many, an ugly side of tennis, but is it really that bad?

It has become a part of the game, especially in the women's draw—where about 70 percent do it—and it reflects what an energy sapping sport tennis is.

It can be argued that grunting originated from the likes of Jimmy Connors and Monica Seles, but in the eyes of Martina Navratilova, it has become a part of the game that should be banned.

Being banned is a bit drastic as grunting is a natural form of the game and is inevitable once players get tired, for instance.

It is understandable when the likes of Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are hitting around the 100 decibel mark that people start to complain, but so many players are grunting nowadays.

What follows is a light-hearted list which displays 10 of the top grunters in the women and men's game. Please note that as grunting has become so popular, there may be a few omissions from the list.

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