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Agassi is close to lot of male tennis players and so Steffi as well (recently seen Andy Roddick refer to Steffi as 'Stef' which was pleasantly surprising), I just saw a recorded message of Agassi posted by MWKF, don't know the back story behind their friendship but MW has been helping kids for a long time just like Andre and know that Steffi and Andre have been strong supporters of his effort.
Peter Bodo did a tennis magazine interview after her retirement and asked her religious beliefs, believe she said that she does beleive in God and prays every night but lost faith in the religious system as she went to see the Pope as a teenager and people meeting Pope were divided into separate groups and placed in different rooms and later, she learnt that the groups were divided based on donation given to the church and the time each group got to spend with the Pope depended on the donation (something like that, don't remember the exact wording though).
yes,she does believe in God and prays every night.But she doesn't like show meetings that praying without heart and as a prayer reader.

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Steffi Graf - My Best: "Steffi is the goddess of Tennis" : John McEnroe
"She let her racket do the talking. I've always looked up to her and the way she approached the game" : Pete Sampras
"In my opinion she 's the best lady that has ever played" : Andre Agassi
"She's one of the greatest players, maybe even greatest" : Richard Krajicek
"Steffi is the best all around player of all-time, regardless of surfaces" : Martina Navratilova
"Steffi is definitely the greatest singles player ever" : Billie Jean King
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yes,she does believe in God and prays every night.But she doesn't like show meetings that praying without heart and as a prayer reader.

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Thanks for posting the source again!

Being a catholic myself, I can understand Steffi's disappointment and her decision very well. Me too often am wondering whether or not the attitudes and actions of the catholic clergy can still be considered as Christianity.

Not long ago we had a huge public scandal here concerning sexual abuse of institutionalized children in catholic orphanages. I don't know what is more disgusting, the incidents of abuse or the fact that the clergy tried to deny everything.
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Look who makes it to the top 10 list for best one liners. Ironically, witty was the last word used to describe her and she dispelled the myth with just one line. This was even voted as the best comedic moment at Wimbledon this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-pd2XCY8M
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Look who makes it to the top 10 list for best one liners. Ironically, witty was the last word used to describe her and she dispelled the myth with just one line. This was even voted as the best comedic moment at Wimbledon this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-pd2XCY8M
*thumbs up*
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Look who makes it to the top 10 list for best one liners. Ironically, witty was the last word used to describe her and she dispelled the myth with just one line. This was even voted as the best comedic moment at Wimbledon this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j-pd2XCY8M
The bast part of the answer she gaves to this man, was the context back then, the taxes affair and this answer
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

will steffi and andre show up more often during USO than previous years? Since they are kind of USTC promotion endorsers this year.

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The best part of the answer she gaves to this man, was the context back then, the taxes affair and this answer
Right, makes it even more endearing that she didn't hold back despite all that. Remember, reading a London news article from that time and the writer commenting on the same but in a negative way and saying may be she will need all the money to pay for the lawyers fee and to free her father.
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Steffi Graf - My Best: "Steffi is the goddess of Tennis" : John McEnroe
"She let her racket do the talking. I've always looked up to her and the way she approached the game" : Pete Sampras
"In my opinion she 's the best lady that has ever played" : Andre Agassi
"She's one of the greatest players, maybe even greatest" : Richard Krajicek
"Steffi is the best all around player of all-time, regardless of surfaces" : Martina Navratilova
"Steffi is definitely the greatest singles player ever" : Billie Jean King
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12 yrs since Steffi retired from tennis.
Like everything else, she knew when to retire.
As a tennis fan, miss her on court but as Steffi's fan, extremely happy for her and just want her to enjoy her life to the fullest as a mother/wife/daughter/sister just like every one else.
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12 yrs since Steffi retired from tennis.
Like everything else, she knew when to retire.
As a tennis fan, miss her on court but as Steffi's fan, extremely happy for her and just want her to enjoy her life to the fullest as a mother/wife/daughter/sister just like every one else.
+1

She had ability and in form to win some more slams at that time,but our player doesn't play for records anywhere in her career.

I read so many other player fans also agree the difference b/w the tennis before and after her retirement.

But she found next steps in life. Marriage,Children,Charity works...etc!

She's not only an inspiration,but also a wife,a mother,a kind person and more.

Steffi Graf - My Best: "Steffi is the goddess of Tennis" : John McEnroe
"She let her racket do the talking. I've always looked up to her and the way she approached the game" : Pete Sampras
"In my opinion she 's the best lady that has ever played" : Andre Agassi
"She's one of the greatest players, maybe even greatest" : Richard Krajicek
"Steffi is the best all around player of all-time, regardless of surfaces" : Martina Navratilova
"Steffi is definitely the greatest singles player ever" : Billie Jean King
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Very nice Barilla ad with Steffi which made in 2004.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERkfBB4UG8

Do you think the last menu "Barilla" had written by really Steffi's hand writing?
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Calimero(Max, a Steffi fanatic) posted this text yesterday on a Google group:
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Steffi Graf retired 12 years ago (1999).
And the Berlin Wall was built 50 years ago (1961).
what a coincidence?
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Very nice Barilla ad with Steffi which made in 2004.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WERkfBB4UG8

Do you think the last menu "Barilla" had written by really Steffi's hand writing?
First time I've seen this Barilla ad. Steffi looks beautiful here! Not sure though if that really is her handwriting.
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Reading Darren Cahill's responses to the readers and Steffi was mentioned in two of the answers.

Scott Shafer- Is it any longer possible to reach the top of the women's game with a slice backhand a la Graf, Navralitova? Or does the primary backhand need to provide power?

Darren Cahill- The slice backhand is still a great shot in the women's game. A lot of the Adidas players come through Las Vegas as a part of the Adidas Player Development Program to train and Steffi hits with them at every opportunity. All of the players STILL struggle to deal with Steffi's backhand slice! The advantages of the double handed backhand has seen the slice disappear to a large extent but it's still a very valuable shot if executed well. Not only can it be an offensive weapon, but it's crucial for staying in points when you are in a defensive position and allows you a little more hang time to recover back into the court. With the power in the game today, if you can keep the slice low, it makes it a lot tougher for your opponent to generate their own power, and it's still the best way to approach the net when that ball drops short and low in the service box. The bad movers in the women's game generally do not have a good b/h slice. The good movers do!

Elizabeth Keller- We are going to state finals this weekend and in districts a few teams were playing mind games during the warm up. What is a good way to deal with that behavior and do you cause trouble back or point it out to them. It was frustrating. Thank you

Darren Cahill- Ignore them. Mind games from your opponent will only work if you bite and they think they are getting somewhere. Let your racket do the talking when you get on court and keep the focus on what you are trying to achieve, and that is simply to WIN.

Engaging in mind games or constant chatter back and forth will only lend itself to confusing your game plan and clouding your thinking.

If your opponents are carrying on with some funny business during the warm up, it's because they are unsure of their ability to win.

Plus, you need to rise above it. Next time it happens, ask yourself how would Steffi Graf handle this situation? She would handle it with class, she would say nothing, she would probably give a little smile that would scare the hell out of her opponent, and then she would go on court and beat the living daylights out of her opponent.

Also, make sure you keep your energy levels up in the first few games to show that you've been anything but intimidated, and that you are there to win. You will be surprised how quickly the bluff on the other side of the net loses belief.

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^^^He is in love
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