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Scott: WTA can't ignore grunting

Updated: June 25, 2009, 11:28 AM ET
Reuters

LONDON -- After a week of shrieks, wails and squeals dominating the headlines at Wimbledon, outgoing WTA chief Larry Scott said the tour could no longer turn a deaf ear to the grunting phenomenon that has swept women's tennis.

Instead of marveling at the quality of the forehands and backhands, shriek-hunters have crammed courts to monitor the ear-splitting sounds from the likes of Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka or new kid on the block Michelle Larcher De Brito.

"I've been used ...

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