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Question Steffi Graf and doubles

Was there ever a year when Steffi Graf did not play doubles at all to concentrate on singles? I suspect she played some in the mid 80s and then some afterwards. Justine is following suit, play less doubles, rack up titles and grand slams and then boom you're number 1
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venus and serena do that too i believe

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Steffi's greatest doubles results came whilst riding on the coat tails of Sabatini's greatness .
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Steffi's greatest doubles results came whilst riding on the coat tails of Sabatini's greatness .
Can you say: Irma?!

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venus and serena do that too i believe
Not really....they have won at least a doubles GS every year since ´99. In fact they have won both singles and doubles at a GS every year, save ´01.

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Steffi played very little doubles in the '90s. She played more in the '80s when she was coming up the rankings and stopped playing with Sabatini when they realised they were going to be each other's biggest singles rival.
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if Kart gets driven away by his fantasies then I accept that

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Hey irma , do you like my avatar ?

I was going to have a Steffi one but all the pictures I could find of her looked more like this --------->
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Steffi played very little doubles in the '90s. She played more in the '80s when she was coming up the rankings and stopped playing with Sabatini when they realised they were going to be each other's biggest singles rival.
that's not really true since then they had stopped in 87 or 88

sabatini dumped steffi because carlos kyrmar (or however you spell that) found it was a bad thing since sabatini was not mean enough when playing steffi according to him
we know what happened a few weeks later so I guess he was right (oh wait I was over it )

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we know what happened a few weeks later so I guess he was right (oh wait I was over it )
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if Kart gets driven away by his fantasies then I accept that
! Still can´t believe Pam Shriver won nearly as much GS titles as Graf!!

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that's not really true since then they had stopped in 87 or 88

sabatini dumped steffi because carlos kyrmar (or however you spell that) found it was a bad thing since sabatini was not mean enough when playing steffi according to him
we know what happened a few weeks later so I guess he was right (oh wait I was over it )

Well you agreed with me really. They decided to split whenever Sabatini realised it wasn't a good idea to play doubles with someone who owned you in singles if you wanted to beat them and get rid of an "inferiority" complex. Their results indicated they could be big singles rivals. They won '88 Wimbledon doubles together but their doubles always made me laugh as they barely spoke to each other and had no teamwork and stayed in their own halves of the court.. They were just effective because they were two great singles players
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Hey irma , do you like my avatar ?

I was going to have a Steffi one but all the pictures I could find of her looked more like this --------->
http://members.tripodnet.nl/steffifan5/wim911.jpg

like this one (forgive how dark it is. I suck at scanning)

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Well you agreed with me really. They decided to split whenever Sabatini realised it wasn't a good idea to play doubles with someone who owned you in singles if you wanted to beat them and get rid of an "inferiority" complex. Their results indicated they could be big singles rivals. They won '88 Wimbledon doubles together but their doubles always made me laugh as they barely spoke to each other and had no teamwork and stayed in their own halves of the court.. They were just effective because they were two great singles players
why did the daddy's decide they had to play together anyway?

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