Wimbledon is known for being the most elite tennis tournament of the year but the ladies on the court are being far from proper with all of their grunts and moans.
And they're loud! Belarusian tennis champ, Victoria Azarenka, hit 95 decibels recently. Russian-American former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova hit 105 a few years back. Serena Williams also loves to grunt loudly, and topped off at 91 decibels last year.
Putting it into perspective, reports say that the sound from a blender registers at 98 decibels.
So should the noise police be on patrol? Tennis great and 18-time singles Grand Slam champ, Martina Navratilova says yes and that the grunts are not necessary.
"They are making sounds like they are lifting 300 pounds, and it's not the case. The ball is not that heavy," Navratilova told ABC News.
Currently, players can complain to officials if they feel like their opponent's grunt is too loud and distracting.
"The players have an ability to complain about it, if one player is grunting too much and the other player doesn't like it and it is distracting, they can complain to the umpire," the head of Wimbledon, Ian Ritchie said.
"We have discussed it with the tours and we believe it is helpful to reduce the amount of grunting."
"We are one tournament in a global circuit. But we have made our views clear and we would like to see less of it."
Some players say it's just part of the game. Coach, Nick Bollettieri told the Sunday Times, "We have always taught the proper way to breathe in and out. Players grunt because it helps them release energy and keep focused. It is something that they do naturally. It isn't something that is done deliberately to hurt their opponents."
Ritchie says it's a distraction for fans. "I think there is an education problem with younger players. And certainly my postbag, if you say 'what do you get most letters about,' I would say that grunting is high up," he told The Telegraph, "So we are aware, whether you are watching it on TV or here, people don't particularly like it."
For the record men grunt too.
And no Englishman or woman has taken the Wimbledon title since 1977.
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