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]
"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]
A controversy has broken out in the tennis world, with commentators, players, fans and even Martina Navratilova debating whether female tennis players' oral outbursts are as fake as Meg Ryan's, and designed to help them cheat their opponents.