After 2 weeks of watching the Aus Open. There are things about both the mens & womens game that annoy the hell out of me. 1. Time wasting between points. Why do most servers insist on choosing 2 out of 3 balls? They have the use of premium new balls that are constantly replaced. I really don't think there are any significant differences between the balls. I applaud players like Hingis that just gets a ball and serves without hesitation. 2. A returner like Hantuchova that turns her back to the server and makes heropponent wait. This is technically illegal as the server should dictate the time between serves. Actually I remember Becker used to do this all the time by holding up his hand up and delaying the server. Bad sportsmanship! 3. Grunting, and yes in particular Sharapova. My argument is that there is absolutely no need for it and should be banned. It's acceptable if a player is really stretching for a ball but not for every stroke. Classy players like Clijsters and Hingis do not grunt and still play great tennis. I am sure Sharapova would not only save energy but have a fraction more time to prepare for shots if she shut her gob! With all 3 points above, I suspect the fault lies with coaches who focus on the mental side of the game. 4. Spitting - Nicolas Kiefer. Absoluting disgusting, I felt sorry for the ball boy that was mopping up his sweat and spit between change overs. I am from the UK, and we don't get much tennis on terrestrial tv apart from Wimbledon. So forgive me if my comments seem trivial.