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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Date reached another final

I know she doesn't belong here anymore as she is an active player, but she was retired for long and her best moments were against the past greats, so I just wanted to say that it's amazing how she can still beat young players at her 42 years of age, wonderful effort Kimiko and I hope you keep doing well in the next months. What do you think of her nowadays?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2012, 09:40 PM
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I think she's just amazing. If she still had her youth and legs she could give many of today's top ten a run for their money IMO.

She will always reamin in my mind as the first Asian female to make a serious mark in tennis. Kazuko Sawamatsu won in doubles at Wimbledon in 1975 and was arguably in the world top ten that year, but Kimiko had staying power.

A true pioneer, and humble as well.
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I still think she'd have beaten Graf in the Wimbledon semi-final if it hadn't started raining and the match got postponed to the next day

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Made now Round 16 in ITF TOYOTA..seeded #4...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by AdeyC View Post
I still think she'd have beaten Graf in the Wimbledon semi-final if it hadn't started raining and the match got postponed to the next day
I doubt it. She isnt mentally tough enough to finish off a champion of Graf`s caliber in a slam.
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