Billie Jean King On "Grunting"; Centre Court Comeliness

Billie Jean King has weighed in on two tennis controversies, saying that she doesn't consider "grunting" a form of cheating and that at Wimbledon, "appearances on Centre Court should be based on accomplishments not looks." [NYTimes] » 7/02/09 10:20am 7/02/09 10:20am

In Defense Of "Grunts"

Frank Deford on the tennis-grunting "scandal": "I've never understood why these high-pitched sounds are called grunts. I always thought grunts were deep and guttural. Senorita Larcher de Brito is more of a shrieker, wouldn't you say?" [NPR] » 6/24/09 9:20am 6/24/09 9:20am

Larcher De Brito Says She Won't Stop "Grunting"

"Definitely if the matches are going to be tougher, obviously I'm going to start grunting... I'm not here really to be quiet for anybody. I'm here to play. I'm here to win. That's it." — Michelle Larcher De Brito [Reuters] » 6/23/09 5:30pm 6/23/09 5:30pm

"Grunting" Controversy Continues On Wimbledon's Opening Day

Michelle Larcher de Brito beat Klara Zakopalova today in the first round at Wimbledon, but among spectators there was more discussion of her "grunting" than her tennis game. » 6/22/09 4:20pm 6/22/09 4:20pm