Sharapova screaming during matches

July 7th, 2011 by Hans Paino

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

Listen, I know that when you expend a lot of energy on the tennis court, that you sometimes make noises when you are hitting the ball or running to get the ball.  However, the noise that comes out of Maria Sharapova's mouth when she hits the ball makes me get up from my desk and hit the mute button.  I am not knocking her ability to play tennis.  She is one of the top 5 players in the world for a reason.  However, I feel like the WTA should do something about the loud grunting (or screaming) that comes out of some of these women when they hit the ball.  As a fan, I get completely turned-off when watching this.  I did not watch the finals of the Sony Ericsson Open, when Sharapova played against Azerenko (another top level screamer).  If I was going to watch this match in person, I would bring those big ear plugs that you see your neighbor using when he is mowing his lawn.  WTA, please do something about this so that the true tennis fan can watch the game played the right way.