20 Feb 2012

Azarenka says on-court tennis grunting is as uncontrollable as snoring

3:09 pm on 20 February 2012

World number one tennis star Victoria Azarenka says her on-court grunting is as natural and uncontrollable as snoring and says her opponents should just deal with it.

The Belarussian defeated Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-1 6-2 in the Qatar Open final yesterday which gave her a 17th successive victory in 2012.

But the Australian Open champion found herself once again under the spotlight for her trademark grunting in the post match press conference.

Azarenka claims she has never been approached by other players to tone it down and says there are other ways that people can distract her but she just deals with it.

She says if players blame her grunting for losing a match against her, they are weak.