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Serena 23 39.66%
Venus 9 15.52%
Kim 10 17.24%
Justine 13 22.41%
Jenn 2 3.45%
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which of these players would graf have the most trouble with at her prime?

which of these players would graf have the most trouble with at her prime?
Since Graf did have problem with ASV (and Amada Coatzer) I will say that Kim would be a player that would have given her the most problems, perhaps Justine.
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justine...LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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all LOL.
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I wish to change my vote to Venus

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Wow...thanks to bring Myskina in! (lol)
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which of these players would graf have the most trouble with at her prime?
Since Graf did have problem with ASV (and Amada Coatzer) I will say that Kim would be a player that would have given her the most problems, perhaps Justine.

You need to fix it for 2 choices. She could not beat either Serena or Venus
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She could not beat either Serena or Venus
err, check out the facts, she did
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You need to fix it for 2 choices. She could not beat either Serena or Venus
Check out the h2h's baby...Steffi -v- ASV is something like 27-11
Amanda annoyed Steffi post prime.

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Well i know Amanda Coetzer and Sabatini has upset her in her prime, but i guess all of the above.
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Steffi seemes to have trouble with the players who brought a lot of balls back into the court so I voted Kim
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Steffi seemes to have trouble with the players who brought a lot of balls back into the court so I voted Kim

That's why I went with Kim too. I think Steffi could have handled the power of women's tennis today and she always had great foot speed so I think she would have done reasonably well against the power hitters. But those human backboards would still drive her nuts.
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Well, since Steffi herself said, after the 1999 Wimbledon QF, that when Venus' serve was working playing her was 'very difficult', I'd go with Venus. At least we know Steffi HAD trouble with her. In fact, Venus had beatenher twice that year before Wimby.

Of course, this was neither Venus' prime nor Steffi's.

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really good question to ponder...I think Steffi and Serena would have been tit for tat and I think Steffi would have ate everyone else on that list for lunch. I do think that Kim has the best shot of giving her the most lop-sided rare loss, but more often than not, I think Steffi would be the victor 8 out of 10 times against her.

Did Steffi ever play Mauresmo? For some reason I think Mauresmo would have been a challenge, I still give Steffi the edge tho..

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err, check out the facts, she did
They played four times in 1999 and split. This was past Steffi's prime and before Venus'.
Code:
1996 Manhattan Beach Hard (O) 16 GRAF...... 6-4 6-4 
 
1999 Sydney......... Hard (O) QF GRAF...... 4-6 6-2 6-4 
1999 Hanover........ Carp (I) SF V WILLIAMS 3-6 6-3 3-6 
1999 Key Biscayne... Hard (O) SF V WILLIAMS 2-6 4-6 
1999 Wimbledon...... Gras (O) QF GRAF...... 6-2 3-6 6-4

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Steffi and Serena split 1-1

Code:
1999 Sydney...... Hard (O) 16 Steffi GRAF.... 6-2 3-6 7-5   
1999 Indian Wells Hard (O) FR Serena WILLIAMS 3-6 6-3 5-7

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