Stop That Grunt!

Is Monica Seles' most formidable weapon her racquet -- or her racket?

The 106th Wimbledon tennis championships promised several Cinderella stories but delivered none. Old-timers Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe got as far as the semifinals, then were whipped. And Monica Seles, the steamrolling Serb with a shot at a Grand Slam sweep, got to the finals but lost in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, to defending champion Steffi Graf.

But if there was no glass slipper for Seles, she was still the tourney's top story. Late in her quarterfinal match, foes began charging that the formidable Seles' most effective weapon is not her racquet but her racket: the unnerving grunts and shrieks with...

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