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post #2310 of (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

Originally Posted by XTN View Post
Thanks for that article, Ms. Anthropic. It's very well-written. I didn't realize it was Friday the 13th. I just remember "chatting" with folks on the CNN SI tennis message boards to console ourselves.
Was that one of the days the CNN/SI board crashed because of too much traffic?

Another bit of retirement trivia: There was a total solar eclipse in Europe on that Wednesday (the 11th), and Steffi had toyed with the idea of announcing her retirement then. The headlines would have been great: "Graf retires from tennis and the sun goes dark."
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