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Grunts, Screams And Other Noises From Tennis

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Grunts, Screams And Other Noises From Tennis

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Grunts, Screams And Other Noises From Tennis

Grunts, Screams And Other Noises From Tennis

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Monica Seles was known for it; Maria Sharapova pumped up the volume as well. And now tennis has a new reigning court caterwauler in 16-year-old Portuguese tennis player Michelle Larcher de Brito. During this month's French Open, De Brito's screeches drew so many complaints that the International Tennis Federation is now considering taking action.

Guest host Alison Stewart speaks to SI.com writer and New York Times tennis blogger Jon Wertheim about the wide world of tennis grunting.