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Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

Even after her singles match Steffi seemed kind of surprised about her own standard and about the joy of playing.

Do you believe the organizers would arrange her a WC?

What a shockwave this would mean.
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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

she was definately joking. although in great shape for her age, i don't think she would fair to well in a tough 2 or 3 setter.
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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

If it's for doubles, then I'll believe.
She still needs some more work if she wants to return again.
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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

Of course it was a joke you simpleton
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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

I think she should. Navratilova asked for a wc at 48, won one match.
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She did joke about it twice But she was indeed joking.

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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

doubles with clijsters, mixed with andre... she'd win something!
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I think I'd die from happiness if she did! Today was such an amazing treat!! I knew I missed Steffi, but I had no idea how much!

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it was obviously a joke...... I think she was happy she could even last one set, but lets be real Steffi is not in the kinda shape to go 2-3

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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

I was too busy cackling at her 'playing with Andre for practice' innuendo to notice.

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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

Why not? If Safina can reach #1 then anything is possible.

Give it a try Steffi!!

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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

you dont joke something about you love so seriously
twice

I just think that something inside really just
wants to get back into competition
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the power of Wimbledon...
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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

Stef has two school age children, her foundations, businesses, Andre, AND her aches and pains that could resurface with the slightest provacation. She'll never return to the tour. Even though she still has speed, a great shot, and game, she does not have pro-tour strength stamina. She could develop it with more training, but she's been there done that. This was for fun. Her and Andre's next tennis related activity is June 6th for the juniors clinics/Longines Fundraiser in Paris. Let's hope we get some video of that.

Although, I did wonder for a second when she mentioned that wild card a second time! !!!

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I was too busy cackling at her 'playing with Andre for practice' innuendo to notice.
I just wonder what happened to make Andre so angry that he walked out of their practice! !!!

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Re: Graf´s joke about the singles-WC for Wimbledon twice - joke or truth?

I don't see her returning like Kimiko, playing ITFs. So probably not. And a WC for Wimbly without any warmups, probably not. But I would love to be wrong!! I would be more excited than about anything in recent tennis memory if she did.
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