Originally Posted by DA FOREHAND
As Chris Evert said after Venus beat Lindsay at the 00 Wimbledon Championships..."Venus just showed who the better athlete is out there today" Not the better player, not played smarter...but damn athleticiscm wins again.
Evert used to say that even when Graf played Seles, and when she (Evert, that is) played Navratilova. Besides, what is wrong with being stronger and faster, anyway? Tennis is, after all, a sport
Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)
"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)