Something has been (literally) causing a racket at this year's Wimbledon Championships, and it hasn't been the matches. Rather, as fans and talking heads such as Ian Ritchie, the chief executive of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club have complained, it's those patterned, guttural noises emitted by the players at loud decibels every time they smash balls (no pun intended). In simpler terms, it's all that damn grunting.
Sure, watching the matches with one's eyes closed makes it easy to mistake the siren song for porno movie audio and/or physical torture. But, as tennis pro Victoria Azarenka has suggested, their battle cries are actually breathing techniques that fuel the matches. Ultimately, whether the sounds distract from the matches or enhance them is dependent on how tight your jock is; take our list of the 10 Sexiest Tennis Grunts as evidence to which side we fall on. And, no, we're not sadists.