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Why dont we ever hear Steffi Graf commenting over WTA

or any players or tennis in general?

Navratilova, Evert, King have all been involved with WTA for long. We see Navratilova esp. commenting about slow surface etc.

Steffi was a great player. she can contribute a lot to tennis with her expertise and expirience. Now that Agassi will be retiring, I think she can give some more time to the sport which has given her fame and money.

BTW its not a Steffi bashing thread. i am a fan and u can check it im my signature.

What are ur thoughts about this?
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It's just never been her style. She used to leave tournament sites as soon as her matches were over. She just wasn't all about tennis. She's definitely done some stuff, but it's not her sole life passion like it is for BJ King or Navratilova.

Personally, I'm glad she's not bitching and moaning about tennis all the time like a certain former champ.
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It's just never been her style. She used to leave tournament sites as soon as her matches were over. She just wasn't all about tennis. She's definitely done some stuff, but it's not her sole life passion like it is for BJ King or Navratilova.

Personally, I'm glad she's not bitching and moaning about tennis all the time like a certain former champ.
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It's just never been her style. She used to leave tournament sites as soon as her matches were over. She just wasn't all about tennis. She's definitely done some stuff, but it's not her sole life passion like it is for BJ King or Navratilova.

Personally, I'm glad she's not bitching and moaning about tennis all the time like a certain former champ.

of course she need not go to extremes like certain former champ is going
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Can you honestly see Steffi doing that? She's not a megalomaniac...unlike some people who just like to hear the sound of their own voice ...

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Steffi is not like that. She works a lot with her foundation nowadays and I think she is doing a good job with it. She doesn't want it, just a family life anymore.

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It's just never been her style. She used to leave tournament sites as soon as her matches were over. She just wasn't all about tennis. She's definitely done some stuff, but it's not her sole life passion like it is for BJ King or Navratilova.

Personally, I'm glad she's not bitching and moaning about tennis all the time like a certain former champ.
Umh, wonder who that could be?
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because she has glass and a private life
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probally just because she doesn't want to
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Andre wants to take the spotlight all the time so he forces her to stay behind.
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Because she has better things to do. Steffi was never one to mix with the players she kept to herself.
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Steffi isn't really very outspoken, plus she has a job as a full time mom to Jaden and Jaz

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because she has glass and a private life
she sure has glass
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probally just because she doesn't want to


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Like you, I also like Steffi.
One thing you must remember, playing and commentating are 2 different things.
I think commenting requires an outgoing, engaging personality, exrovert personality.

I am NOT so sure that Steffi has that.
Also, it could be a matter of personal preference.
However, there are other ways to contribute to tennis.
The WTA could use Steffi's thoughfulless by giving her a sit on the rule commitee (if there is such thing).
Some people prefer to work hehind the scenes, not in the spotlight
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