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Old Nov 26th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #3035
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

"I cannot remember my first tournament victory. I know only that it snowed outside and that my mother played with me to warm up for the final."

Probably Steffi and Elisabeth were both thinking: "You again?"

$1200 for Steffi's tournament victory in Oslo
Hamburger Abendblatt
November 26, 1982
No. 275, Page 21
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Steffi Graf, the 13-year-old daughter of a Mannheim tennis instructor, won a $20,000 international-level tennis tournament in Oslo. After she had already eliminated the first and second seeded Czechoslovakians Marcela Skuherska and Lea Pichova, she also won through in the final 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 against the eleven years older Elisabeth Ekblom of Sweden. The organizers handed over $1200 to the 13-year-old as a prize.

The German champion Claudia Kohde (Saarbrücken) and Frankfurt's Eva Pfaff foundered against it in the round of 16 in a Grand-Prix tournament in Sydney. Claudia Kohde lost 3-6, 2-6 against the former Wimbledon champion Evonne Cawley (Australia), while Eva Pfaff was defeated by American Anne Kiyomura 6-7, 6-4, 4-6.

- In Johannesburg, Andreas Maurer (Neuss) dropped out in the first round against Hans Gildemeister 6-2, 3-6, 3-6.

- The seniors' Europa Cup takes place next July 7-10 at the Hamburg Klipper park.

1200 Dollar für Steffis Turniersieg in Oslo
Hamburger Abendblatt · Nr. 275 vom 26.11.1982 · Seite 21

ra Hamburg, 26. November Steffi Graf, die 13 Jahre alte Tochter eines Mannheimer Tennislehrers, gewann in Oslo das mit 20 000 Dollar dotierte internationale Tennis-Turnier. Nachdem sie schon vorher die an eins und zwei gesetzten Tschechoslowakinnen Marcela Skuherska und Lea Pichova ausgeschaltet hatte, setzte sie sich im Finale auch gegen die elf Jahre ältere Schwedin Elisabeth Ekblom mit 6:4, 1:6, 6:3 durch. Als Siegprämie überreichten die Veranstalter der 13jährigen 1200 Dollar.

Die Deutsche Meisterin Claudia Kohde (Saarbrücken) und die Frankfurterin Eva Pfaff scheiterten dagegen im Achtelfinale des Grand-Prix-Turniers in Sydney. Claudia Kohde verlor gegen die ehemalige Wimbledonsiegerin Evonne Cawley (Australlen) mit 3:6, 2:6, während Eva Pfaff nach drei Sätzen mit 6:7, 6:4, 4:6 der Amerikanerin Anne Kiyomura unterlag.

- In Johannesburg schied Andreas Maurer (Neuss) in der ersten Runde gegen den Chilenen Hans Gildemeister mit 6:2, 3:6, 3:6 aus.

- Der Europa-Cup der Senioren findet im nächsten vom 7.-10. Juli auf der Hamburger Klipper-Anlage statt.
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