Maria Sharapova may be a brilliant tennis player but I cannot watch any of her games. That grunting and shrieking like some demented banshee really puts me off. She is not the only one, but certainly the worst. I can understand the odd grunt when serving and maybe when playing a difficult shot, but every (insert your own expletive here) stroke. It’s excessive, unwarranted and makes me want to gag her.
Last year her her loudest effort was recorded as 101db, 11db above a freight train but 35db below the rock band Kiss, but, to be fair, they do have the advantage of huge banks of amplifiers.