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Kimiko Date compares Graf/Henin to Serena



Q. As far as you are on the tour from in the early '90s, beginning of the '90s and the past century, the 20th Century, you're a real good witness to compare the evolution of the tour of women's tennis. For example, since the age of Steffi and Arantxa until this day, 20 years, big difference, those days when you were playing Steffi and Arantxa and the others, what's so different like these days or is very similar? I don't know. You may answer.
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Yeah, I think women's tennis is more powerful now and more speedy compared to '90s, but at some point before '90s it's more they had more technique, I think. For example, Steffi can hit backhand slice, but now not so many people can hit backhand slice or a little bit only now women's tennis is only power.
They don't use more sometimes using the court ball wider or moving to front, back, or using the slice. It's I think more interesting the '90s it's more interesting, I think.
But now women's tennis more powerful and they're more quick, so (cellphone ringing.)
Some point it's different, plus/minus. Always before it's some plus points, and now more speedy, so it's difficult to say.

Q. I'm not clear. Two things: I'm not clear. Are you saying do you think the game ultimately is better now or then? Also on a slow hardcourt, who would win, Steffi Graf or Serena Williams?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: I don't know. (laughter.)
Very difficult question. I don't know. I like Steffi Graf. She's super athlete, I think. Justine Henin, also super athlete.
But of course Serena also is very tough player and more powerful, more strong she has strong mental. So very, very difficult to answer.

Q. Are you putting Steffi No. 1 and then who would be 2 and 3 between those three?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: I like Steffi Graf and Justine Henin, yeah.

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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

She's just saying she likes Henin and Graf's style better, not that they are better players. She complimented Serena as well.

Stop trying to make such a big drama out of every statement a player makes.
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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

She also said it was difficult to answer. It wasn't meant as an insult to Serena

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She didn't say that.

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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

These older players have no respect for the young'uns these days
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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

Congratulations for distorting the quote.
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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

She didnt say that

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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

Kworb WTF are you trying she's just a nice 40 year old lady.
She rank who she likes it's different
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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

the poster is pathetic, read the interview and change the title,she doesn't say that at all...
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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

Of course anyone who has played both Graf and Serena would think that Graf is better -- have you seen some of Steffi's head-to-head records?

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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

She said it. He's asking her to rank them according to who's better and she says Steffi and Justine.

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Re: Kimiko Date thinks Graf and Henin are better players than Serena

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Kworb WTF are you trying she's just a nice 40 year old lady.
She rank who she likes it's different
Correct.

She prefer Henin and Steffi to Serena. That much was clear
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