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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #46
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can you translate that article to english with a scan of original article?
Here it is:
http://revistatenis.uol.com.br/Edicoes/0/a-162024-1.asp

I'll try to translate it tomorrow.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #47
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Make sure you vote on this thread:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=392634

Sometimes I think this board is dominated by people who had never watched a tennis match before 2000...
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #48
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Make sure you vote on this thread:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=392634

Sometimes I think this board is dominated by people who had never watched a tennis match before 2000...
I just did even if I find these kind of polls irrilevant and a bit stupid.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #49
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I just did even if I find these kind of polls irrilevant and a bit stupid.
me too
just appears with a retired player's name and uses imagination is easier than has the same achievement, to bring reputation.
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I loved Steffi, remember seeing her first Aus Open when 13... it was obvious despite a beating she would do great things
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #51
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Make sure you vote on this thread:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=392634

Sometimes I think this board is dominated by people who had never watched a tennis match before 2000...
It is, that's why I usually don't vote here etc. They are (too) young. But I don't feel offended or whatever, I totally understand them, you know if years ago you've asked me to vote between Court and Graf in a poll, I would have probably posted something like "Marageret who?"
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #52
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I loved Steffi, remember seeing her first Aus Open when 13... it was obvious despite a beating she would do great things

It was that abvious at 13 ? Really.
I never saw her playing that young, but I saw some images she was so thin.
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It is, that's why I usually don't vote here etc. They are (too) young. But I don't feel offended or whatever, I totally understand them, you know if years ago you've asked me to vote between Court and Graf in a poll, I would have probably posted something like "Marageret who?"
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I agree, I've always thought you can't compare players of different eras, I don't really care either.Those questions like:"who is greater between X or Y?" make no sense to me. Anybody has a personal idea and I don't get offendend if someone says Navratilova was greater than Steffi, I just don't mind. I get more offended when someone attacks Steffi personally.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #54
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I agree, I've always thought you can't compare players of different eras, I don't really care either.Those questions like:"who is greater between X or Y?" make no sense to me. Anybody has a personal idea and I don't get offendend if someone says Navratilova was greater than Steffi, I just don't mind. I get more offended when someone attacks Steffi personally.
Totally agree
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #55
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I agree that I might think one player from one era is better than another, but hopefully I can discuss it without the hopeless ignorance that characterizes too may of these discussions - discussion is hardly the word for it.

Here's the Emotion magazine cover - anyone in Germany pass on the content?
http://www.emotion.de/de/aktuellesheft/default.aspx
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I agree that I might think one player from one era is better than another, but hopefully I can discuss it without the hopeless ignorance that characterizes too may of these discussions - discussion is hardly the word for it.

Here's the Emotion magazine cover - anyone in Germany pass on the content?
http://www.emotion.de/de/aktuellesheft/default.aspx
Thanks, she looks great, love her makeup
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #57
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I agree that I might think one player from one era is better than another, but hopefully I can discuss it without the hopeless ignorance that characterizes too may of these discussions - discussion is hardly the word for it.

Here's the Emotion magazine cover - anyone in Germany pass on the content?
http://www.emotion.de/de/aktuellesheft/default.aspx
But you can't blame them for their "ignorance", they were simply too youg and didn't watch tennis back then. That's what I was trying to say.


Thanks for the link
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I agree, I've always thought you can't compare players of different eras, I don't really care either.Those questions like:"who is greater between X or Y?" make no sense to me. Anybody has a personal idea and I don't get offendend if someone says Navratilova was greater than Steffi, I just don't mind. I get more offended when someone attacks Steffi personally.
I agree totally. It doesn't cease to amaze me how many people here take those things way too seriously and sometimes even fanatically. The whole thing about tennis and being a fan should be about fun and nothing else. People who are looking at things too fanatically and thus narrowminded only cheat themselves out of the opportunity to get some pleasure from the sport and their fanship.

But there is one thing that really bugs me. I can't stand it when people call Steffi a cold, emotionless person. People who say this just show that they have no idea what they're talking about and that they have never bothered to try to find out how her personality really is, underneath her sometimes cool exterior.
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I agree totally. It doesn't cease to amaze me how many people here take those things way too seriously and sometimes even fanatically. The whole thing about tennis and being a fan should be about fun and nothing else. People who are looking at things too fanatically and thus narrowminded only cheat themselves out of the opportunity to get some pleasure from the sport and their fanship.

But there is one thing that really bugs me. I can't stand it when people call Steffi a cold, emotionless person. People who say this just show that they have no idea what they're talking about and that they have never bothered to try to find out how her personality really is, underneath her sometimes cool exterior.
Absolutely right, those two words "cold" and "emotionless" don't suit her at all. I think you don't even need to know her real personality, just look into her eyes.
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Absolutely right, those two words "cold" and "emotionless" don't suit her at all. I think you don't even need to know her real personality, just look into her eyes.

I remember how she was not able to talk in 1998/99 TV shows about her charity and the war-zone children it supports without getting wet eyes.
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