Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Abroad with a passport
WIMBLEDON 1996 Semi final.
Steffi Graf -vs- Kimiko Date
Kimiko in her career has always been known as a
slow starter. If you watched the video footage
BJK and Mary Carillo were anticipating the Kimiko
comeback in the 2nd set as she always has.
Unfortunately for Kimiko, me , BJK , Mary Carillo,
and the entire population of Japan who were tuned
glued to their tv sets (highest rated TV sporting
event ever in Japan, until the World Cup 2002!!)
it got dark and the match was suspended!!!!!
It continued the next day,and naturally Kimiko
started slow. Steffi played even faster and
it was over. To this day everyone, yes even
Steffi herself acknowledges that a Grand Slam
was a sure thing for Kimiko if she stayed at least
one more season, rather than retire in 1996!!!