All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer was hot on the Fox mic during his scoreless first inning—and, given his expressive vocalizing, maybe just plain hot. *GRUNT*
Monica Seles gets the blame—at 93 decibels, her screams on the court were about as loud as a motorcycle, and started the run on grunting in tennis. It was frowned upon at first, but everyone's climbed on board—Djokovic, Nadal, Sharapova, Serena, and Venus, they all get their shriek on. A generation ago, nobody…
In an effort to address the sport's most overheated and overrated controversy, the Women's Tennis Association is introducing some sort of preposterous grunt-o-meter. Here's USA Today's Doug Robson on what the WTA will be rolling out:
Frank Deford has always been infatuated with vivacious young tennis stars, so it's not surprising he'd offer his take on the recent ITF grunt ban considerations with a creepy I'm-typing-this-pantsless approach. SportressofBlogitude gives the porny rundown on Deford's latest column.