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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

Hilarious. The first competitive match of the tournament for Steffi gets much less coverage from the locals than the first two routs. Steffi's quote from the front page is a very sarcastic "Maybe it at least pleased the spectators."

Revenge for Wimbledon?
Semifinals of the Citizen Cup: Graf vs. Novotna and Sanchez vs. Hack

Hamburger Abendblatt
April 30, 1994

Hamburg -- As in 1987 and 1992, two German players have reached the semifinal of the Citizen Cup at Rothenbaum. Steffi Graf reports at 2:00 p.m. (live on ZDF) for the Wimbledon revenge match against Jana Novotna. After that, Sabine Hack challenges the defending champion Arantxa Sanchez.

In the quarterfinal against Magdalena Maleeva, Steffi Graf finally had an opponent. The Bulgarian defended herself for one hour and 44 minutes, 7-5, 3-6, 6-0. "That was no fun, because I played so badly," said Steffi Graf, who gave up only her second set of 1994. Sabine Hack won the duel for prestige against Anke Huber.
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