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rockmyworld
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:23 PM
(Part of an article interview on Graf in 2004)

dpa: Is it because of her high level, or has women's tennis sunk?

Graf: Probably a little of both . But it also shows when one tackles
one's sport with commitment, one can achieve much.

dpa: Is that the reason for the desolate state of women's tennis in
Germany?

Graf: I can't properly judge that. I know too few of the girls for
that. I don't know if it's because of lacking spirit.

dpa: Do you have contact with the German Tennis Federation?

Graf: No. But I'm not looking for contact, either. I'm just in
Germany much too little to be able to involve myself. That wouldn't
fit in with my life.

dpa: Doesn't the desolate situation emotionally distress you?

Graf: It is a general shame when a sport, which is so much fun and
had so much recognition and so many spectators, goes downhill so
rapidly. I don't know how often I am asked how that can be
addressed. It is a shame, since, as before, I find tennis to be one
of the most beautiful sports out there.

Is Graf knocking women's tennis? :devil:

dreamgoddess099
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:33 PM
She was refering to German women's tennis, not the whole WTA.

rockmyworld
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:40 PM
the words in bold, that is how Graf has knocked women's tennis in the above referenced statements. DUH!

TomTennis
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:41 PM
and that was from 2 years ago as well :wavey: Im not saying that it has gotten any better, becuase 2006 has been a total shame so far!

rockmyworld
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
and that was from 2 years ago as well :wavey: Im not saying that it has gotten any better, becuase 2006 has been a total shame so far!

Was it really better during the Graf Era? :) As far as I can remember, women's tennis was at its most desolate state during her era. :wavey: