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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #46
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Re: 1983

Another Jaeger excerpt...


INDIANA TV SPORTSCASTER IS HEARING "SILENT KNIGHT"
Lexington Herald-Leader
Sunday, January 9, 1983
Herald-Leader wire services

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Sweet 17: At the tender age of 17, Andrea Jaeger is the youngest millionaire on the women's tennis tour and the third-ranked player in the world.

"She wouldn' t have existed before 1970," said Anna Laird, Virginia Slims' director of worldwide operations. "Chris (Evert Lloyd) became a role model for a certain generation that liked ponytails, earrings and makeup. Andrea became a role model for kids who want to be able to play soccer and watch football and know all the stats about the best pass defense. Before they had to keep it all within. Now they can afford to have male attitudes about sports and be female and be feminine. Andrea helped make it acceptable for women to have a male attitude about sports."

Even so, Jaeger has given up riding her motorcycle. "After a certain age, girls don' t look good on motorcycles," she said, "unless you're on the back and a guy' s driving. That's cool."

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