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heartman
05-30-2012, 07:19 AM
Watched Serena lose last night - tough match for her. Noteworthy was how many points she earned through penalty on her opponent for grunting. Anyone have the official stance from the FO folks about this aggressive stance against noisemakers? Gotta' believe Shriekapova is in the hurtbag on this one...I love the point penalties for too loud grunting, but realize others could care less.

Anyone?

gramdacious
05-30-2012, 07:28 AM
I don't think it was her opponent grunting exactly. Grunting on the point of contact seems acceptable to the officials but it was when Razzano kept grunting or even speaking after the initial contact that got her penalties. I think that is what they are aiming for. She would hit the ball, grunt, realize she hit a bad shot and audibly express it; that's what got her hindrance calls.

heartman
05-30-2012, 07:29 AM
Ahh - may have missed that part of the calls.

MG1
05-30-2012, 07:32 AM
I would be very happy if FO continues to apply rhis rule on Top players.