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Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

Serious question. She could be Top 30 easily, maybe even Top 20. She's a better athlete than most players today and has more weapons than most of the current top players.

After seeing the video of her hitting with Petkovic, I say she should come back.

Please, Steffi. PLEASE.
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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

I don't think WTA needs to be saved: there are a lot of good girls (Kim, Serena, Vee, Caroline, Vera, Fran, Jelena, Vika and so on...).
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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

Wasn't part of the reason she retired due to nagging injuries? At her age that would be a bigger problem than it was ten plus years ago when she retired.

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

The WTA doesn't need "saving."

It would be fun to see Graf play but I don't think she'll do it. Grinding week after week on tour is different to just hitting/playing only when you want to.

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

Please!!!!!!!!!! Steffi still could kick some butt!

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

Hell Yes.

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

The tour is physically grueling. Just because Date can handle the grind doesnt mean its easy for players that age to compete.
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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

LMAO
You can't be serious?Top 30,top 20?
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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

how old is this dinosaur again?

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how old is this dinosaur again?
you are mean.
She is 40+ now.
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OMG can we start a poking system for anyone saying the tour needs to be 'saved'?

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

nooo... The couple BHs she hit in the rally were quite tame and I can not take one more Justine like comeback from my fave.. She better train her kids to have that FH..

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You can't be serious?Top 30,top 20?
If I had to bet my life on Graf or Pironkova/Cibulkova/Zakopalova/Rezai in one match, I´d die before trusting those four.

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- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

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You can't be serious?Top 30,top 20?
No you're quite right she wouldn't break the top 20 as she is too injury prone, even now.

However, healthy, on a given day, forget top 20 - she could play to a top 10 level for a set, perhaps a match if she practised hard enough. I like what I saw from her in the clip and in the Wimbledon exhibition. The 22-time Grand Slam winner still has her game intact, and some play/confidence would sharpen it.

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Re: Should Steffi Graf come back and save the WTA Tour?

Absolutely not. Just because she was hitting a good ball with Petkovic doesn't mean she has what it takes to get back to the top 20 at her age. Sure, I could see her surprising one of today's players with her game, but that doesn't mean she can do it again the next day, or the day after that. People often forget how tough these tournaments are compared to the slams, where there's a day of rest between matches.
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