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Wimbledon Exhibition: Kim CLIJSTERS def. Steffi GRAF 6-4

Excellent match. For sure the highest quality women's match of the year. Both players could still be in the WTA top 5 today.

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Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

Fact:
Kim is 25. Steffi will be 40 in a month.

Fact:
Kim is training to comeback as a pro.
Steffi probably doesn't even play that regularly any more.

Fact:
Kim was taking the match far more seriously than Steffi.
She didn't even smile. Steffi at least had a few jokes with the linespersons.

Fact:
Steffi was smoking Kim with her forehand, and was really undermined by her own inconsistency, which is likely due to lack of practice.


In the face of these facts, it's hard to paint this as a win for Kim, even though the score says 6-4 in Kim's favour. If Steffi came back, she would be in the top 10 and a contender for Wimbledon.

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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

Steffi is a champion!

But PLEASE do not be so vulgar and disrespectful to Kim!

Great play from both, a lot of fun!
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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

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Steffi is a champion!

But PLEASE do not be so vulgar and disrespectful to Kim!

Great play from both, a lot of fun!
Oh, this match bodes well for Kim. She should be able to reach the top 10 too.

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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

"We've had the pleasure of playing with each other" - Steffi, on her sex tennis partner, Andre.

Take that WC, Steffi.

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Re: Wimbledon Exhibition: Kim CLIJSTERS def. Steffi GRAF 6-4

Steffi is the GOAT , no one else comes close to her. Certainly none of the current crop could be playing as well as her ten years after retirement and nearing 40.
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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

best player of all time this Graf

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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

Steffi said she might ask for a wimby wildcard,though it's more like kidding.

I'm so impressed by Steffi's serves and the return angles she made.

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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

Of course Kim took it more seriously, she had alot to prove to spectators AND herself with this match.. being she is coming back this summer to the tour full time. It'd be kinda embarrassing had she lost to a player that hasn't played tennis professionally in 10 years.
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Re: Steffi Graf df. Kim Clijsters 4-6

Kim should not come back, losing four games to the great Steffi. Boooo...

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Re: Wimbledon Exhibition: Kim CLIJSTERS def. Steffi GRAF 6-4

Steffi is love! I would so like to see the highlights
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Re: Wimbledon Exhibition: Kim CLIJSTERS def. Steffi GRAF 6-4

I still don't know how Kim won. Graf was out-playing her for long periods

Kim hit about 3 winners

Come back Steffi, you're the true description of GOAT.
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