The audio recording of a ladies tennis match between two of the loudest screamers in the professional game has been bought by a businessman from the pornographic film industry. The man who bought the BBC soundtrack of Maria Sharapova’s defeat to Michelle Larcher de Brito at this year’s Wimbledon is Mr Dave Silver, owner of Silver Scream Productions. He described the purchase as ‘entirely innocent’ although he admitted to liking the sound of two girls shrieking and screeching rhythmically in turn until one came out on top – by a score of 6-3, 6-4 in this particular case.
Claiming to be a big tennis fan, Silver explained that he already had a large collection of tennis soundtracks and commentaries, including Dan Maskell’s famous “Oh I say, two championship points,” when talking about Chris Evert in the 1970s. “So I can categorically state that I’m not planning to re-use the Sharapova v Lacher de Brito audio on my new film ‘Come On Virginia’,” he said.
Silver added that he bought the soundtrack because, as a tennis fan, he enjoyed listening to Michelle turning Maria over in an afternoon of hot sets featuring high volume screaming action. “There’s nothing seedy about it at all; the only seed getting knocked out was Maria, courtesy of unseeded Michelle,” he joked.
The BBC were also quick to defend the sale. “Mr Silver has given us the necessary assurances that the soundtrack will form part of his personal audio collection and will not be used in connection with his business,” explained a BBC spokesman. “Anyway, as far as we can tell, there’s nothing remotely sexual about Sharapova’s amazing grunt.”
(Hat-tip to Backup Brian for the idea)