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Wha-unhhh!

A defense of the tennis grunt

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By Wesley Morris
June 21, 2009

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In 2005, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova met in the Wimbledon semifinals, where they played a tough two-set match that Williams won. It was hard-fought and entertaining, and had another distinction as well - it was unprecedentedly loud. By the end of the second set, both women were hitting groundstrokes with tremendous pace, impossible accuracy, and amazing noise. If you ... (Full article: 1595 words)

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