There has been a lot of talk in the last few days about Maria Sharapova and her return to the tour. Sharapova played yesterday in her first match in over 8 months at the Warsaw Open in Poland. Maria played Tathiana Garbin and won the match 6-1 6-7 (6) 6-3.
I must admit it is great to see Maria back on court and winning tennis match. However, that being said should she really get this much hype? She is a very good player and I’m sure she will return to the top of the women’s game, but I feel that she now seems to be more of a celebrity than a tennis player.
Additionally, it just completely drive me nuts that she can scream and make so much noise on court. Grunting seems to happen when players get tired on court and they put more and more effort into the shots, and most of the time they don’t even know they are doing it. However, with Maria is seems to be very loud, completely over the top, it starts from the beginning of the matches, and I’m sure she knows and deliberately does it!