Originally Posted by Tennisation
I don't see how the grunting affects the audience. In fact, watching 2 players not make any noise at all on court is boring as hell. It adds drama and makes the environment more lively. Can you imagine two men's players pushing the ball back and forth for hours without making a noise?
Actual grunting doesn't bother me that much. The screeching you get from the likes of Sharapova and Azarenka is a completely different story. I barely watch matches involving screeching players these days.