Wimbledon to Women: Stop Grunting

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Put a sock in it: The head of Wimbledon tells The Telegraph that tennis players are grunting too loudly. “We believe it is helpful to reduce the amount of grunting,” says Ian Ritchie, who blames younger players suffering from “an education problem” for the noise. Richie doesn't single out women, but the Telegraph notes the problem is mainly with women. The worst offender this year is Belarussian Victoria Azarenka, whose wails registered at 95 decibels and lasted 1.5 seconds. “Certainly my postbag, if you say 'what do you get most letters about’, I would say that grunting is high up,” Richie says.