Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2
Oh, my timing was deliberate. It's just a given that around about April 29/May 1, one of the IMG/WTA sorority sisters (Navratilova, Shriver, Evert, King) will pop up and say something. They are so predictable that it's even very possible to correctly guess whose turn it is.
Excellent point. Very few people have ever understood the connection between IMG and all the Seles hype.
It was/is an unethical organization which tried to win at all costs.
But what goes around comes around. Which is why Graf fans should take some pleasure in the fact that IMG (Sony Open) is having to spend what little capital it has today to keep up with Larry Ellison (Indian Wells).
Steffi Graf was part of a youth tennis group that was studied from age 12 and then followed, and the scientists called her "the perfect talent" even then. In addition to her many tennis-specific skills, her aerobic capacity was on par with the best distance runners in Europe. --- David Epstein, The Sports Gene