Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2
[And I still don't get why she had to shut up that day, and who complained about it, but I know I hate this grunt trend, look what it has become today. They should have done something 20years ago, now it's too late, and soooo annoying.[/QUOTE]
As per tennis rules, 'grunting' is considered a hindrance if a player reports against it and the authorities have to take action if that happens. That is what happened in Wimbledon 92, Martina and Tauziat complained against her grunting and Seles was asked to tone down her grunting in the susequent match which is a final.
If anything, Seles stabbing prevented people from talking against her grunting later on and as a result, it has evolved into shreiking (my opinion).
I have my own opinios about what happened in 92-93 but since this is Steffi's site, just wanted to limit it to something concerned to her.
Recently, I had the opportunity to go over Seles' book and to say, that my opinion of her changed drastically is an understatement. Lot of discrepancies of what actually happened and what is written in the book. In the book, she mentions that Steffi visited her in the hospital, said nothing and left within minutes saying she had to play the next match. Well, this is the same Monica Seles who gave multiple interviews (including TV interviews) immediately after the stabbing stating that Steffi did visit her, it was highly emotional for both of them and they both just cried. Nothing of that in the book.
Also, only top 17 of the top 25 players voted against the protective ranking. Well, I just have to beleive she had selective 'amnesia' of what actually happened around that time.
Last edited by Stef-fan; Feb 11th, 2012 at 10:52 PM.