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Steffi Graf's Incredible Record

We all know the stat by now- the only player to have won each Major at least 4 times. Given the Williams' sisters recent injuries, who among today's crop of players do you think might go on to have such a great career like Graf?
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We better believe irma, look at her faves' careers. She could be into some sort of magic!
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I think that Serena can probably do it....´cause she has already won all four and is only 21: 2x wimbies and 2x opens already and 1 oz and 1 french. So she doesn´t have that much to go and if she plays long enough can do it for sure.....the most troublesome will be the French.

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I honestly don't see any one player winning all four Slams four times like Steffi did. That is the most amazing feat, to me, that Steffi ever accomplished.
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she needs to stay fit. serena would not play tournaments in the condition as steffi in wim 91 and 93 by example (wich is smart probably)

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I think that Serena can probably do it....´cause she has already won all four and is only 21: 2x wimbies and 2x opens already and 1 oz and 1 french. So she doesn´t have that much to go and if she plays long enough can do it for sure.....the most troublesome will be the French.
I'd like to think so, but sometimes I get the feeling from Serena's press conferences that she doesn't plan on playing tennis when she's 30. I'd like to see it happen- but she is still early in her career, and already pursuing acting more than any other champion before her. I'd like to see her actually win the Grand Slam- all 4 majors in 1 year, and enter the conversation of greatest of all time. She's not there yet- but she has all the tools...
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I'd like to think so, but sometimes I get the feeling from Serena's press conferences that she doesn't plan on playing tennis when she's 30. I'd like to see it happen- but she is still early in her career, and already pursuing acting more than any other champion before her. I'd like to see her actually win the Grand Slam- all 4 majors in 1 year, and enter the conversation of greatest of all time. She's not there yet- but she has all the tools...
She can, but it's all about longevity - which in this sport is very tough to capture.
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She can, but it's all about longevity - which in this sport is very tough to capture.
Although Steffi said the same kind of things early on in her career when they asked her if she planned on staying around as long as Martina/Chris, so it's all hypothetical. It'll be VERY interesting to see just who Serena ends up passing the torch to...
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I'd like to think so, but sometimes I get the feeling from Serena's press conferences that she doesn't plan on playing tennis when she's 30. I'd like to see it happen- but she is still early in her career, and already pursuing acting more than any other champion before her. I'd like to see her actually win the Grand Slam- all 4 majors in 1 year, and enter the conversation of greatest of all time. She's not there yet- but she has all the tools...
Yeah, it´s basically up to her! I think Serena is one of the few players whom you can say that her career will depend mostly on herself and what she wants to achieve.

An example: At the ´01 open she said that stayed at the same level too long and that it was time to move to the next level. The next level being: top three and then no.1. She did it within SIX months and without even playing the Oz open! Damn!! In style: two tier I´s and two slams will do that for you.

So if Serena really wants to set that record, no doubt she will.

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but steffi retired way earlier then nav and evert anyway

5 and 8 years

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my favourite serena quote at the start of 2002: "it's ridiculous that I didn't win a slam since 2,5 years"

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it takes incredible talent to make such a comment and then win the next 4

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but steffi retired way earlier then nav and evert anyway

5 and 8 years
Actually, Steffi was on the tour for nearly 17 years- one year less than Evert (1971), and Navratilova- she's gone the Billie Jean King route- retired, reactivated, retired, reactivated for doubles, then mixed, and she's still playing at 46, nearly 30 years and counting- whew!
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