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Grunting women tennis players force BBC to introduce 'groan-muting' technology

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AVictoria-Azarenka NEW breed of grunting women tennis players has so annoyed Wimbledon viewers the BBC has been forced to offer 'groan-muting' technology so the commentary can be heard.


The animal grunts and screams of players like Czech Petra Kvitova, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, and Russian Maria Sharapova has so distracted viewers that the BBC has launched a new app allowing internet viewers to silence the groans.

A new download allows viewers to stifle the moans and turn up the commentary.

The distinctly unladylike grunts has split tennis fans. Some find it unnecessary while others say it merely matches the men.

Wimbledon chief Ian Ritchie has called it 'distracting' and said: “We have discussed it and believe it is helpful to reduce the amount of grunting.”
In 2009 Maria Sharapova, 24, emited a 105 decibel squeal - enough to cause hearing loss.

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