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The Best Graf Match Live

What's the best Steffi Graf match you ever saw live?

Mine was the semi-finals of the 1998 Avanta Championships in Philadelphia, PA:

Graf def. Hingis 6-2,4-6,6-0
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Well I only ever saw one, but it was still great: Steffi v Kimiko Wimby SF 6-2 2-6 then it was suspended

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That was a great match, sorry I missed it. I rather enjoyed the final though! Graf defeats Davenport.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Graf beat Hingis in the quarters in Philly.

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It was a terrific match- and I was laughing and cheering the whole time. Hingis was being her typical bratty self- making all kinds of faces and mocking Steffi's forehand and backhand all match long. After Hingis won the second set- Steffi took a 3 minute injury time-out and left the court to have her quad re-taped, and Hingis was shaking her head and pouting and complaining- then Graf came back out and dusted her clock in the third set without dropping a game!
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Classic Steffi, I'd pay good money to have that one on tape.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Graf beat Hingis in the quarters in Philly.
Hey, you're right- thanks for the correction- I was there for the semis and Elena Likhovsteva gave Graf a terrific battle. Thanks again.
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steffi played tauziat in the semis

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I wish I could see that quarterfinal too

I never saw steffi live only on tv

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live on TV? AO 1993 I was 11 and I enjoyed watching it lots.

Live in person? 1995 Wimbledon final... That was great. Shame Monica had to steal her thunder and annouce her comeback that exact same day.
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steffi played tauziat in the semis
this is a tough tournament for me to get the rounds correct, because I was there all week, and saw alot of matches.
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steffi play mary joe, Likhovsteva, martina, tauziat and lindsay and that with a jet lag

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I'm going to the Philly tournament this year, glad it's back on the calendar.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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The best thing about that tournament was the fact that the players came out of the lounge quite often and sat right next to where we had tickets. I got Graf's autograph during that tournament, and got to talk for a few minutes with Janella Rochelle, who was Graf's exclusive photographer for a while back then.
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didn't see also made pics for the sgisc?

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To the river so deep
We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We're all carried along
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