Robson & Watson shun Wozniacki concerns
British duo Heather Watson and Laura Robson have refused to echo Caroline Wozniacki's claim that some players deliberately grunt on court in order to to put off opponents.
World No. 1 Wozniacki made clear her frustration by saying "some players do it on purpose … officials could definitely cut it".
Maria Sharapova is always a noisy opponent - but Watson and Robson, both of whom have faced Sharapova at grand slams, do not have a problem with shrieking.
"There's always been a big thing about grunting but, after Wimbledon [where she played Sharapova], I said I've hardly noticed it on court - and I think Heather said the same after meeting her at the US Open," Robson told Sky Sports News. "As a player I don't think you notice it on court because you're trying to focus on the match you're playing.
"If you look at the men's and women's side I'd say 50% of the players at least do it, so it's just something to accept. Tennis is a great sport and I don't thinking grunting is something that you should be put off by."
Watson added: "When I played Maria I didn't notice it at all until I watched the match afterwards. For me it doesn't really distract me, everybody does it now - it's a normal thing that comes with tennis. I'm not a big grunter, and I don't think I will be in the future either.
"I'm too focused on the point and emotions [to notice the grunting]. It doesn't really distract me."
Watson and Robson faced each other on Wednesday at the the AEGON GB Pro-Series, with Robson triumphing 6-1 3-6 6-3.