Join Date: Oct 2001
I miss Sabine Hack and Anke Huber
I think way back in 1994-1996, Sabine Hack surprised the world by becoming top15 material by just being a one surface (clay) specialist and she did that by beating players like Maleeva, Fernandez, Sanchez, Martinez and stuff.
When she got injured and nobody understood why she lost to a number of players she would have beaten with ease normally, she disappeared silently.
Even months before that (and after she won against Conchita in 1-2 matches the year before) she lost to Martinez 0-6 0-6 in the French Open and that kind of broke her neck as she was regarded as having a chance against lazy Conchi and what happened was a total desaster on her favourite surface in her favourite GS.
Hack was a "worker" on the court with brilliant legs in spite of a lack of power tennis. A role she shared with Babsi Rittner who now is still on the tour. With so many clay events of minor importance the next 2-3 weeks, I kind of miss her around and showing that clay court tennis is ALIVE in Germany.
Huber-wise, I kind of miss the main draw competitor in the forthcoming indoor season that could play an important role in Leipzig and Filderstadt. It´s sad that the organizers are forced to give Germans a WC and that this WC won´t even allow them dreaming of quarterfinals or whatever. Both Hack and Huber ON THEIR SURFACES were really great for German tennis as both fulfilled their ambitions during that part of a season and we had some headlines apart from Graf that put some Germans in the later rounds of tier I/II events.
Sabine and Anke, you´re missed ! Where are you now ? Any news ???