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Re: WTA starts to take action against grunters, Wozniacki agrees.

I like how Wozniacki grunts like in Rome which are much annoying than any other tour player and she comes to give people lessons.

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I like how Wozniacki grunts like in Rome which are much annoying than any other tour player and she comes to give people lessons.
What are you talking about? Caro only grunts in very tense matches such as the Kuznetsova match at the USO this year... but it's always grunting, not screaming or shrieking.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Venus. She grunts more often and louder than Serena IMO. It's quite amusing when she gets into a long rally with Maria.
This.Serena doesnt even grunt that much

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Re: WTA starts to take action against grunters, Wozniacki agrees.

Now that's what I call "fair and balanced" reporting. Finally. I think they named the four biggest culprits accurately, too, although maybe substitute Venus for Serena.

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Michael Stich once called it "disgusting, ugly, unsexy"

That's way over the top, especially saying that it is unsexy
Agree. Why should it be sexy?!

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Serena grunts when she's in desperate moments. or tensed moments at times, especially when her opponent does so.
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I like Serena's response!

On a serious note, Sam Smith commented that the juniors are worse and that there is a real problem there. A problem is stopping everyone doing it. If you let one or two players of the hook then you can't say others can't.

As a Monica fan I know that this topic has always been an issue.

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Re: WTA starts to take action against grunters, Wozniacki agrees.

What Azarenka answered should have been the answer of MLDB after that French open against Rezai. She stopped grunting and now she can´t even win matches against top 200 players.
I don´t think the players get so annoyed by the noise as they say. In my opinion what they want is to shut up some players and see if they start playing bad to beat them. Wozniacki don´t have weapons to win matches and now wants to take advantage of this...

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When someone like Azarenka says it's natural and she can't stop it, it's bullshit.
Of course it is. The humor in it becomes especially apparent when warm up ends and the match starts. It's as though she flips the shriek switch to 'on'.

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Wozniacki don´t have weapons to win matches and now wants to take advantage of this...
Seing her still being no. 1 it would seem she has the one weapon to rule them all - The Wall - Only time will show how far she can take it but so far it's working pretty well.
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The only people that care are the media. This is a pure fabrication of these lazy mugs, who can´t be bothered to follow the women´s product.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Re: WTA starts to take action against grunters, Wozniacki agrees.

even if it only happens during games for most players maybe it does affect their play though. i dont know how it would but if a player has gotten so used to grutning that its like second nature and it does affect their level of play you really cant ask them to stop

it obviously doesnt affect the other players that much at all
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Re: WTA starts to take action against grunters, Wozniacki agrees.

Very pleased they're taking a stand on this, but I would prefer if they targeted active players as well as juniors. I realise they can't cut it out overnight, but I can't see why they can't start to phase in new rules within a couple of years. This would give current grunters the time to gradually wean themselves off the habit. As Caro says, they don't do it while practising, so they can learn to play without grunting as well. Seasoned grunters have enjoyed an advantage from their grunting for years (research has clearly shown in can affect their opponents' reaction speed), which should offset any inconvenience they experience from having to work on reducing their decibel levels.
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What Azarenka answered should have been the answer of MLDB after that French open against Rezai. She stopped grunting and now she can´t even win matches against top 200 players.
I don´t think the players get so annoyed by the noise as they say. In my opinion what they want is to shut up some players and see if they start playing bad to beat them. Wozniacki don´t have weapons to win matches and now wants to take advantage of this...
Yeah no Twittering for 40 days I heard, maybe they had some falling out, now that Wozniacki realizes Azarenka is superior to her. There is always an alpha female in these BFF relationships. Lindsay Vonn and Maria Riesch were the ultimate BBFs and the moment Riesch won more gold medals and the overall championships, Vonn broke it off.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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