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Graf is always compared to the best of the new generation simply because she's the best during her time.

Venus is the best player right now, thus it's justified to compare them. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

I guess I would pick Venus because she's more powerful than Steffi as far service game & ground strokes are concerned.<font color=gold>

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you only started this thread because of the "graf vs. hingis" thread <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

the venus of 2001 because she's got a better all-around game than steffi, she's a superb offensive and defensive player, her service game is much better and she possesses more power.

i love what this writer said about Venus,"The vexing V has by far the most authoritative serve on the women's tour, both with her first and second serve blasts and twisters. Venus also has a nearly impenetrable backhand, moves like the wind, plays standout defensive tennis and is a terror at net when she decides to go in."

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Steffi would win in three <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

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I'd still pick Steffi .... even when she cam back from Injury and wasn't nowehere near her best she could beat Venus.

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LOL good point Daniel. <IMG SRC="smilies/smileyshot.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/angel.gif" border="0">

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I go for Steffi too. She was the greatest. I honestly can't believe that Venus will rule...

In some way I believe Steffi was an even more complete player. She won matches even she was in a bad shape. She always knew the bad points of her opponents, and used them.
yep definitely Steffi
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You could hear Arantxa say these days that today's players bring much more POWER than during their time.

Venus would overpower Steffi. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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Stefanie Graf beat Venus Williams in third set at my hometown in 1999 <IMG SRC="smilies/angel.gif" border="0">

This time, Stefanie still beat Venus <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">


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Venus in 2

Venus is more mentally tough, bigger serve, consistent forehand, more speed in '01 than in '99.
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Nah, Steffi in 3. She beat Venus in 1999 when she wasn't at her best, suspect thigh injury and she was what? 29 or 30. Pretty damn good! And she was in her prime in 1988!

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Venus in two.

Venus wasn't nearly as consistent in 1999 as she is today. As for that Wimbledon, Steffi got lucky ... till the finals that is. And that's the kind of player Venus has become.

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Steffi without doubt.she is the one of best player of the history,Venus is one of the best NOW,i dont think Venus will do the tennis history like Steffi did.
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I believe Venus of 2000-01 would beat Steffi in three tight sets, like 6-3, 5-7, 7-5. Venus is as mentally tough (if not more) than Steffi and is more powerful off both sides than Steffi. And plus Venus has that awesome serve...
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GEEZ!!! Do you guys have a crystal ball or you believe Miss Cleo??? We will NEVER know.... I loved Steffi then, and now I love Venus, but there is no way they can be compared . Give it a rest already!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">


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Venus would win, I dont think Stefii would handle the power of Venus right now.......... The game of Steffi was so smooth, comparing to Venus“s game actually, so Venus in maybe straight sets


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