Re: Pam Shriver beating Graf in '88?
pam played great in the whole tournament (didn't she defeat chrissie in the previous round?) which was outstanding for pam since she would only beat chris 3 times and chris was playing well in 1988. however, even watching this match vs graf on youtube, it's hard to believe pam won, i would have thought steffi's would have held serve easily, with her powerful serve and knocking off groundstroke winners left and right even before shriver had the chance to come in on anything and everything and then on shriver's serve..... i would have thought steffi could handle it ( i mean she could take martina's serve)?
i do think the "indoor carpet surface" was a huge factor. however, pam gave steffi a huge scare on hard courts at boca raton too that year, which i find truly amazing!