Sabalenka

AM75

Hall of Fame
I really do tolerate all <women's> screaming and grunting, and think that Sharapova and Azarenka are ok, but Sabalenka takes it to completely different level, where you really REALLY start to wonder if they should ban or disqualify players for screaming like this.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.

This is the result of letting players like Seles, Sharapova, and Azarenka do whatever they want
 
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Alba Barragan

Semi-Pro
I really do tolerate all <women's> screaming and grunting, and think that Sharapova and Azarenka are ok, but Sabalenka takes it to completely different level, where you really REALLY start to wonder if they should ban or disqualify players for screaming like this.
Same. I've never been bothered by the grunting or whatever players do, I mean, I really like players like Sharapova and Azarenka and can watch most of their matches every day with no problem. I also like Sabalenka, I think she can be great, I try to watch her as much as I can and her grunting won't keep me from doing it, but I'd be lying if I say her grunting isn't a bit annoying, especially when she's clearly using it to bother her opponents.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
I really do tolerate all <women's> screaming and grunting, and think that Sharapova and Azarenka are ok, but Sabalenka takes it to completely different level, where you really REALLY start to wonder if they should ban or disqualify players for screaming like this.
Disagree. Either all or no one of them are OK.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
Just start pinging her for hindrance.
She'll stop immediately.

And then she'll whine in the press conference after and to the media, who will say "hurrrrr sexist!!11" :rolleyes:

You can't win these days.
 

George Turner

Hall of Fame
She isn't any louder than Shriekopova tbh.

Just because Shriekopova has won more doesn't mean she should get different rules. Either You're ok with all players grunting or you're not.

They're all doing it for gamesmanship purposes. There is a "hindarnce rule" saying that a point should be replayed if "a player is hindered … by either an unintentional act of the opponent or something outside the player's own control."

http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/blog/_/name/assael_shaun/id/7988404/hindrance-call-french-open-match-serena-williams-virginie-razzano-creates-ruckus

This rule in theory should apply to grunting but the authorities are too scared to enforce it.
 
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