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alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:23 PM
Wouldn't it be great?!?

bandabou
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:26 PM
Wouldn't it be great?!?

Why would that be great?! She wouldn´t even be top 20.

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:27 PM
it would be a nightmare

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:30 PM
I just watched the 1995 Wimbledon semis and final last night again (first time in a long time), and it never ceases to amaze me how people forget just how hard Steffi did hit that forehand, and just how much trouble her knifed slice gave 2 handers on the backhand side. I think she'd be top 10 for sure- push all the mediocrity like Capriati and Davenport and Seles right outa there!

bandabou
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:30 PM
it would be a nightmare

For her fans,no....in a way it would be great to see her playing,but it would be sad seeing her lose to a Panova or Pistolesi...

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:33 PM
steffi didn't play for 4 years, her knee is ruined(more then when she played), she was pregnant twice

if steffi would come back and be in the top 20 at 35 then the tour would be big joke so I don't think that's possible

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:33 PM
For her fans,no....in a way it would be great to see her playing,but it would be sad seeing her lose to a Panova or Pistolesi...

Lose to Panova or Pistolesi? Aren't you thinking about Seles?

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:35 PM
For her fans,no....in a way it would be great to see her playing,but it would be sad seeing her lose to a Panova or Pistolesi...

I have news, I am a steffi fan and I like to remember her as in the match against venus. enjoying herself so much afterwards

it was great. I don't want to get that memory ruined :worship:

summer 98 was enough :o

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:41 PM
I have news, I am a steffi fan and I like to remember her as in the match against venus. enjoying herself so much afterwards

it was great. I don't want to get that memory ruined :worship:

summer 98 was enough :o

I'd have to agree- I simply posted this thread because I got caught up in some of the fantasy thinking that goes on here. I'm quite sure she is entertaining no such thought of return. I just wish she'd pop in the commentary booth every now and again- it's not like they haven't asked her!

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:44 PM
steffi is way too biased. I mean she wrote a male tournament preview about the french open last year and her biasm was shining through it. understandable but annoying for the not andre fans;)

AjdeNate!
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:45 PM
Lose to Panova or Pistolesi? Aren't you thinking about Seles?
Show me where Panova or Pistolesi have ever beaten Seles please.

Spirit
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:49 PM
I mean she wrote a male tournament preview about the french open last year and her biasm was shining through it.

"biasm?"

Don't know what that is, but it sure sounds like fun.

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Show me where Panova or Pistolesi have ever beaten Seles please.

Oh, now, now, let's not get all defensive. I don't know that they have. I was just making sure the poster wasn't confused, because Seles has lost some pretty ugly matches in the last 2-3 years, and I'm sure with the way Graf had Seles figured out, well- I won't go there again- steps on too many toes :devil:

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:55 PM
"biasm?"

Don't know what that is, but it sure sounds like fun.

I'm sure she meant biased :rolleyes:

faboozadoo15
Aug 6th, 2003, 08:59 PM
graf has seles figured out??? LOL!!!

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:00 PM
:confused: ?

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:01 PM
what's up on this board in the last days?

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:05 PM
what's up on this board in the last days?

Meaning what?

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:07 PM
I see posts and remarks from people wich I had not expected. well the heat probably got to my head :o

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:11 PM
I see posts and remarks from people wich I had not expected. well the heat probably got to my head :o

It's the thought of Steffi returning, isn't it? :lol:

irma
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:13 PM
yeah that must be it :lol:

tennispro105
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:13 PM
I would enjoy seeing it, but I doubt it would happen. Steffi isn't one to joke around and she didn't even come play mixed doubles at the French with Andre so what makes you think she would play singles!

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:16 PM
I would enjoy seeing it, but I doubt it would happen. Steffi isn't one to joke around and she didn't even come play mixed doubles at the French with Andre so what makes you think she would play singles!

I'm sure she wouldn't consider returning. It's always nice to conjecture how an in-form Graf would do against today's crop of players. I think the torch was passed to Venus and Serena, but outside of them, I still think an in-form Graf would beat the Kim-Justine-Jennifer-Lindsay crew any day- and we know what she could do to Seles, even when she wasn't on form

bandabou
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:42 PM
I'm sure she wouldn't consider returning. It's always nice to conjecture how an in-form Graf would do against today's crop of players. I think the torch was passed to Venus and Serena, but outside of them, I still think an in-form Graf would beat the Kim-Justine-Jennifer-Lindsay crew any day- and we know what she could do to Seles, even when she wasn't on form

It´s those remarks that makes one realize how great the sisters are! And that no matter what the rankings say that they´re the best out there and the greatest players of their generation.

alfajeffster
Aug 6th, 2003, 09:48 PM
It´s those remarks that makes one realize how great the sisters are! And that no matter what the rankings say that they´re the best out there and the greatest players of their generation.

I think the torch was passed on television, when Graf and Serena played the best match of the year at Indian Wells. You could see in in Graf's face, and even Mary Carillo remarked that she could see Graf was genuinely happy for her, and that Graf was very impressed with the Williams Sisters. Graf didn't have a lot of respect for other players around her- no great champion does- in fact, I'd say the only players Graf really respected were Martina Navratilova, Venus, and Serena Williams. Pretty good company, eh?

bandabou
Aug 6th, 2003, 10:00 PM
I think the torch was passed on television, when Graf and Serena played the best match of the year at Indian Wells. You could see in in Graf's face, and even Mary Carillo remarked that she could see Graf was genuinely happy for her, and that Graf was very impressed with the Williams Sisters. Graf didn't have a lot of respect for other players around her- no great champion does- in fact, I'd say the only players Graf really respected were Martina Navratilova, Venus, and Serena Williams. Pretty good company, eh?

Pretty good, pretty good company indeed!! And I think the respect was mutual: remember the sisters tribute to Steffi at the Oz in their tennisrecap?!

You´re right about the IW match. That was an awesome match!! Clearly a passing of the torch: The old( not in age!!) champion vs the heir- apparent! In fact some of Steffi´s last greatest matches she played them against either sister and were the matches that showcased the sister´s potential!

Sydney ´99: Steffi did beat both....only the second player to do this, only the beginning of what would come.
IW´99: Steffi vs Serena...the match of the year and still one of the best matches I´ve ever seen.
Wimbledon ´99: Another passing of the torch: The ex-queen of Wimbledon Steffi against what soon would become the new queen: Venus. Very great match....this match helped and prepared Venus for her domination of Wimbledon.

raquel
Aug 6th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Oh, now, now, let's not get all defensive. I don't know that they have. I was just making sure the poster wasn't confused, because Seles has lost some pretty ugly matches in the last 2-3 years, and I'm sure with the way Graf had Seles figured out, well- I won't go there again- steps on too many toes :devil:
Graf had Seles figured out? When? Their head to heads were pretty even.