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Aryna Sabalenka's Grunting Mocked During Australian Open Loss

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

The "familiar debate over on-court decibel levels has resurfaced" after Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka "drew mockery from the Melbourne Park crowd on Tuesday night" during her first-round Australian Open defeat to Ashleigh Barty, according to the London GUARDIAN. Sabalenka "was her usual vocal self from...

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