Maria Sharapova said she was counting on the support and understanding of her basketball player fiancee as she attempts to regain the Wimbledon crown. Of course, will her screams make him run away with his fingers poked in his ears?
The Russian 2004 champion is engaged to New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic and the Slovenian has been at the courtside throughout Sharapova’s Wimbledon campaign. He also has hearing loss now….. hehe………
“It certainly helps that he understands what I have to go through in preparation and everything for tennis (all of the yelling techniques she practices at home in front of the mirror). It’s quite different than when you don’t have a match day, of course,” Sharapova said on Monday.
It seems Sharapova never has a sore throat, her voice always works. She could even teach Adele something about keeping her voice healthy. Is it sexy? Or just distracting?
Shaarpova has this to say on why she screams so much, “I am not doing it to piss somebody off, it’s natural. I started doing it when I was a kid. I was very weak and I needed that extra bit of push and power to hit the ball over the net.”
“Your body is like a machine, it makes noises. So for me it’s perfectly natural now.”…. that’s what she said………. (sorry about that)
As I posted back in 2009 on “Screaming & grunting to be banned from tennis, really“:
Here’s a quick list of the 4 worst screamers in tennis:
- Venus and Serena Williams have hit 90 decibels
- Monica Seles’ screech was measured at 93 decibels at Wimbledon in 1992.
- Maria Sharapova occasionally topping 100 decibels.
- Michelle Larcher de Brito – 109 decibels – a level slightly lower than a jet taking off