Shrieking In Tennis Is Out Of Control, So What Should Be Done?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Grunting, or shrieking, is back in the news again because it's Wimbledon time and Maria Sharapova is dominating again. Sharapova, if you didn't know, regularly shrieks when she hits the ball, often at a noise level above 100 decibels. That's pretty freaking loud, in case you aren't sure. Okay, so ...

Nothing Like A Good Catfight Down Under

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Maria Sharapova grunts. It happens. It's sad that such an unattractive sound comes from such an attractive creature. But it could be worse. She could be Monica Seles. So take the bad with the good. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa, who lost to another grunter Victoria Azarenka in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the Australian Open, ...

Sasha Vujacic May Get To Relax A Lot This Season

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Sasha Vujacic might want to have his girlfriend, Maria Sharapova, put her "friends and family" tickets up on StubHub or something, because the 26-year-old guard might not be playing much this season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite making two insanely clutch free throws that endeared him forever to Lakers fans ...

Come On Maria, We Need You

Friday, August 1st, 2008

You know, tennis in the United States isn't very good right now. Who do we have to root for? Andy Roddick? The Williams sisters' tired act? James Blake? Yawn. All this means is this month's U.S. Open needs all the help it can get to actually matter in the sporting scene. ...