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gabybackhand Nov 12th, 2012 06:25 PM

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?

Rollo Nov 13th, 2012 08:40 PM

Re: Date reached another final
 
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.

AdeyC Nov 20th, 2012 10:59 PM

Re: Date reached another final
 
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

Saraya! Nov 21st, 2012 12:54 PM

Re: Date reached another final
 
Made now Round 16 in ITF TOYOTA..seeded #4...

Steffibestever Dec 7th, 2012 07:04 AM

Re: Date reached another final
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdeyC (Post 22501821)
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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