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Grunt Work: WTA's Battle To Reduce The On-Court Noise Level Examined On "OTL"
Published July 2, 2012
NECESSARY MOVE? In Orlando, Shannon Owens notes the "most notable grunter" happens to Sharapova, and Owens asks, "Why would the sport aim to create a rule that directly targets one of its top players?" That would be the "equivalent of NBA Commissioner David Stern creating a policy against head bands knowing LeBron James likes to wear them." Owens: "You don't have to like it, but if it gives them an edge -- be it physical or mental -- and it's within the rules of the sport, that should be of no one else's concern" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 7/2).