Aryna Sabalenka vs Maria Sharapova – Who Has the Loudest Grunt?

Published 01/27/2024, 3:13 AM EST

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Tennis is not just a sport that is about hitting the balls and scoring points, sometimes it is also about making loud noises that come out from a player during their matches. While these sounds, called grunts could be unbearable sometimes, on days, they are just as normal sounds. While talking about the highest grunts in the sport, tennis legends Maria Sharapova and Aryna Sabalenka top the chart.

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Coming as a youngster, Aryna Sabalenka faced a lot of criticism for her grunts while Sharapova, in her immaculate maturance set the new record for her loud grunt. But who amongst them has had the loudest grunts? Well, let’s find out!

Who amongst Maria Sharapova or Aryna Sabalenka has the loudest grunt?

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Coming in as a 19-year-old at the Australian Open, the Belarusian beauty Aryna Sabalenka did not steal the show for her sensational gameplay but for her loud grunts on the tennis court. In the first round, she faced home favorite Ashleigh Barty. In a match that ended up in a victory for the Aussie international, what stole the show was Sabalenka’s loud grunts, so much so, that it even started to irritate the audience.

On the other hand, Maria Sharapova, back at Wimbledon in 2015, made her way into the semi-finals of the tournament. However, during her quarter-final victory, her fans had some complaints about the loud grunts that did not let them enjoy the match.

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Interestingly, Sharapova’s grunts have reached sounds as loud as 109 dB (Decibel). Her highest recorded grunt was somewhere around 103 dB while the record stands at 109 dB. While this is very high, Aryna Sabalenka has not been able to reach close to this. Her highest recorded grunt was somewhere around 90 dB.

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Thus, Sharapova has been a clear winner among the two when it comes to producing loud grunts. While the sounds might be a bit troublesome for the fans, the players use it as a way to relax their muscles during tense encounters.

While addressing the issue of grunting, Sharapova came ahead and said that it is nothing new and that she has always dealt with questions of these kinds during her conferences. “I have nothing to say. It’s nothing new. It’s not a new question,” said Sharapova while addressing the issue of grunting.

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What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that grunting during the matches is okay as a player? While Sharapova outshined the Belarusian star, will she be able to come close to her record? Do let us know in the comments below!

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