Victoria Azarenka deflected attention on to Rafael Nadal when she reacted angrily to questions about excessive grunting after her defeat in three sets by Serena Williams.
Belarusian Azarenka, 25, was downed 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Williams in an engrossing encounter on Centre Court on Tuesday.
When queried about whether her noise levels were too much, Azarenka said Nadal is louder.
‘I’m tired of these questions. It’s annoying as guys grunt,’ Azarenka said.
‘I was practising next to Nadal and he grunts louder than me and nobody noticed it. Look at the good stuff.
‘Maybe it is time to put it aside and not talk about it all the time because this is not what is important when there are two players playing on Centre Court.’

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