But the 2004 champion did not go down with a whimper. Using a digital sound level meter, The Telegraph recorded maximum decibels of 103.2, louder than a motorcycle or a lawnmower.
Last year, Sharapova broke her previous record of 102.7 - equivalent to an ambulance siren - by yelling at 103.7, greater than the noise of a small aircraft landing.
'It's difficult for me because I have been doing it since the age of four,' she once said. 'I don't necessarily like it when I watch myself on television but it's just automatic for me.'
Sharapova is the noisiest player on the women's professional circuit. Next is Serena Williams, at a much lower 88 decibels, and her sister Venus, at 85 decibels, the equivalent of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Source : The Straits Times