Originally Posted by alfajeffster
Unlike many posters here, I can actually take it- so fire away. I've got quite a
streak of my own, mind you!
No, your comment just brought back memories of my friend from school who used to call Stefan Edberg "Sweet Buns", much to her mother's consternation. Needless to say, my undisguised amusement over all this made her mother think of me as a bad influence on her own "sweet one". BTW HanaFanGA, this is the same friend who's adopted your "Slavic Princess" moniker.
Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)
"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)