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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

Wonder how tight security was that day. Graf plays Magdalena Maleeva in the quarterfinal in Hamburg very near the one-year anniversary of Monica's attack. Wonder what Maggie was thinking.

Graf loses a set for second time this year, then rallies
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, April 30, 1994
Associated Press

Steffi Graf lost a set for only the second time this year and struggled to defeat Magdalena Maleeva 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 yesterday in the quarterfinals of the Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany.

Graf, who ran her winning streak to 35 matches, seemed in danger of losing a match for the first time this year after being beaten in the second set. But she rallied in the third set, winning all but one of the first 12 points.

Graf's semifinal opponent will be Jana Novotna, who ousted Barbara Rittner 6-2, 6-2. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario advanced via a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Leila Meskhi and Sabine Hack beat Anke Huber 6-3, 6-3.

Graf's other loss of a set this year came March 20 against Natalia Zvereva.

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Michael Stich, the world's second-ranked player, reached the semifinals of the BMW Open by battling past South Africa's Wayne Ferreira 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-1) in Munich.

MaliVai Washington beat Andre Agassi 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the AT&T Challenge in Duluth, Ga.

Marcel Bernard, who won the French Open men's singles title in 1946, died Friday at a Paris hospital of a heart attack. He was 89.

Andre Agassi, ranked 20th, said he'll skip U.S. Davis Cup quarterfinal play against the Netherlands in July so he can focus on boosting his ranking into the top 10.
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