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Larcher De Brito: I won't stop grunting

Updated: June 22, 2009, 2:59 PM ET
Reuters

WIMBLEDON, England -- Portuguese teen Michelle Larcher De Brito swept silently into the second round at Wimbledon on Monday and then defiantly refused to stop grunting if her matches get tougher.

The 16-year-old made headlines at the French Open when she grunted, wailed and screeched so loudly on court that her opponent complained to the umpire.

Silence reigned in her 6-2, 7-5 Wimbledon defeat of Klara Zakopalova. She barely made enough noise to frighten a bird from the trees. Trappist ...

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