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Old Sep 5th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #1728
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

[quote=djul14;20170167... don't know If I would have had the guts to ask her for a picture and an autograph, actually I think no words would have come out of my mouth so...[/QUOTE]

You wouldn't have had time to think. I met her twice, and I've never seen a tennis player move so quickly! After a match in Philadelphia, I was talking to Janella Rachelle (Steffi's photographer), and suddenly there was Graf in front of me. I had 2 seconds (literally) to shove my coffee table book in front of her, which she signed, but the whole thing was almost like a blur, that's how fast she moves. I know this because of a similar incident a few years earlier after another Steffi match win. She came out of the little press tent on her way to the locker room, and it was all I could do to stick my program out for her to scribble on- the people standing next to me didn't even realize it was her- expecting some kind of entourage to emerge, but zing- she was nearly running, and poof! she was gone. That's how fast she walks!
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