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post #1696 of 6247 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Alfa, you posted this on another thread:
"Can you imagine Chris blatantly ignoring the Graf request at Wimbledon that she not be subjected to any questions about her father? Remember, Graf just hissing "stop it Tracy" and getting up and leaving the interview. Tracy was so smug with her nasty little face as if she'd accomplished some journalistic coup. I just felt the urge to throw water at her!"

Can you illuminate me about this incident????

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^^^He is in love
Can I say "the Australians" are in love with her? This is Rennae Stubbs bringing up Steffi in a conversation.


SZ: Do you have a trainer at home who sends you work-out programs? Or do you have enough knowledge to do it yourself?

RS: In the last few years it’s narrowed down to me being disciplined enough to do it in the gym myself. When I was playing at my prime I would go home and really have training periods and then go on the road and maintain as much as I could. I also like to push myself in practice. I would always push myself on the court during practice and I think that always helped me.

SZ: Because you were more prepared when you got on the court?

RS: I just liked to push myself out on the court. Steffi Graf was like that. She just worked so hard on the court nothing was harder than that

SZ: You have purpose when you play.

RS: You have to have purpose in practice. I tell kids now that I hit with that are sort of half-assing it in practice, “Listen I just want you to know that this is the way you are going to play for the rest of your life, because you can’t practice one way and turn it around in a match. If you can’t do it now you’ll never be able to do it in a match.” Just being around Steffi Graf and some other greats through-out the years I saw that. I’m a pretty jovial kidding person but when I walked onto the court I was very serious about what I did. I think you’ve got to have this yearning to be good everyday. You’ve got to surround yourself with the right people who also want success.

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Can I say "the Australians" are in love with her? This is Rennae Stubbs bringing up Steffi in a conversation.


SZ: Do you have a trainer at home who sends you work-out programs? Or do you have enough knowledge to do it yourself?

RS: In the last few years it’s narrowed down to me being disciplined enough to do it in the gym myself. When I was playing at my prime I would go home and really have training periods and then go on the road and maintain as much as I could. I also like to push myself in practice. I would always push myself on the court during practice and I think that always helped me.

SZ: Because you were more prepared when you got on the court?

RS: I just liked to push myself out on the court. Steffi Graf was like that. She just worked so hard on the court nothing was harder than that

SZ: You have purpose when you play.

RS: You have to have purpose in practice. I tell kids now that I hit with that are sort of half-assing it in practice, “Listen I just want you to know that this is the way you are going to play for the rest of your life, because you can’t practice one way and turn it around in a match. If you can’t do it now you’ll never be able to do it in a match.” Just being around Steffi Graf and some other greats through-out the years I saw that. I’m a pretty jovial kidding person but when I walked onto the court I was very serious about what I did. I think you’ve got to have this yearning to be good everyday. You’ve got to surround yourself with the right people who also want success.

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Does Steffi have a losing record against anybody?
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Does Steffi have a losing record against anybody?
She only played Patty Schnyder once- a QF loss at the US Open. It was Graf's first major back after having knee surgery and being out of competition for nearly all of 1997 (the year Hingis won so much, so put that into perspective not having to play Steffi for that great year).

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this is just something i can recall based on my memory alone (so i could be wrong). I think it's only against Jo Durie (0-1). But to me it was not fair, coz they played only once, that was in Wimbledon 1984, when Steffi just turned 15 and Jo was in the top 10. It was a tight match too (7-9 in the 3rd set). Had they played more after that, I'm very sure Steffi would have had a winning record against her as well
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Yes her losing records are 0-1 against players she only played once.
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Yes her losing records are 0-1 against players she only played once.
The players that Steffi has losing H2H record:
Joe Durie: 3-4
Wendy Turnbill : 1-2
Patty Schnyder : 0-1

She faced Durie and Turnbill when she young and did not have the chance to face them from 86-87 onwards.
I am not sure if there is anyone else.
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The players that Steffi has losing H2H record:
Joe Durie: 3-4
Wendy Turnbill : 1-2
Patty Schnyder : 0-1

She faced Durie and Turnbill when she young and did not have the chance to face them from 86-87 onwards.
I am not sure if there is anyone else.
Thanks Stef-fan
I absolutely ingored she played against Durie 7times
It must mean I am not this old actually
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I absolutely ingored she played against Durie 7times
It must mean I am not this old actually
Are you implying that I am older than you?
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Are you implying that I am older than you?

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She only played Patty Schnyder once- a QF loss at the US Open. It was Graf's first major back after having knee surgery and being out of competition for nearly all of 1997 (the year Hingis won so much, so put that into perspective not having to play Steffi for that great year).
Alfa, of what I can recall, I think she also had a wrist injury then and had to undergo a surgery after that. Does anyone remember?
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