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So Navratilova and Graf are both planning on playing Roland Garros?

I've read confirmation of the two playing doubles, but would like to know what the most recent news is. It would be good to see the retirees for perhaps one last time.


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Sure, Martina will playing with Sveta.


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Last I heard, Andre was still trying to convince Steffi
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Great, it means they may have at chance at making Los Angeles if they enter all the major tournaments together.

Is anyone else thinking that Graf may not enter after all?

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Last I heard, Andre was still trying to convince Steffi
If Steffi doesn't enter we'll all blame Andre then.


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It would be so great if they both made the mixed final.

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I´m totally interested in doubles due to Martina and the key to LA qualifying is overtaking Black/Elena which will be tough due to them both playing more

Ai/Kim, Lindsay/Lisa and Virgina/Paola are too far away to be overtaken

Sveta/Martina must do extremely well in Wimbledon to have a chance later this season

Regarding Steffi: She gave an interview a month ago or so in a German newspaper where she said she LOVES the idea but is sceptical without training

She admitted though that she kind of intensed her training in recent weeks but wouldn´t want to play without being 100%

I believe that the silence regarding this (mixed) which came up in recent weeks is a tactical one due to Steffi testing herself right now and that she told the French organizers not telling anyone around as this is a last minute decision to enter
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I bet Steffi could pick up a racket and get into top 20 by the end of the year if she wanted to. She is a true perfectionist (22 grand slams in pretty damn perfect!) I do hope she plays, that would be a lot of fun to see!
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Martina...Steffi....just me left to make the set complete!

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I miss watching Steffi play...

I didn't have much chance to see her in her prime years as i was too small..

Come on Stef... please play Paris for your fans.. i'm sure u'll find it fun too.!!

i wonder if she misses playing competitively...

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Regarding Steffi: She gave an interview a month ago or so in a German newspaper where she said she LOVES the idea but is sceptical without training

She admitted though that she kind of intensed her training in recent weeks but wouldn´t want to play without being 100%
I think Jaden would tell you that she's 100%. At least the forehand anyway.



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Martina...Steffi....just me left to make the set complete!
I'm sure you would, but I guess you couldn't abandon your commentating commitments right Pam?


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I think Jaden would tell you that she's 100%. At least the forehand anyway.


What an insensitive b!tch! Kind of reminds me of this incident Venus had with a fan...

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graf is never really exciting to watch, how can any professional play with only the forehand??
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