Grunting or screaming in women's tennis is nothing new. Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka being two of the loudest in the game is nothing new either. But when the two of them came together in the women's semi-final at Roland-Garros, it was the noisiest encounter I had ever heard.
The screams just went on and on - not just at the point each hit their shot, but still when the ball was on the other side of the net, almost on the strings of their opponent's racquet.
It was Sharapova who most caught me by surprise. Although she is a screamer, she was Azarenka's equal - or perhaps even moreRead More »from Sharapova v Azarenka was the noisiest match I’ve ever heard