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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #1756
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Interesting Read


Roundtable: Taking stock of Serena Williams on her 30th birthday
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...l?sct=tn_wr_a1
Interesting reading, but of course some seem biased because they are living on their articles and so they praise today's tennis to keep readers interested, or time make you forget some fear factor or the atmosphere of past champions' time, or they are American and of course, no foreigner can be better than an American (sorry American pals!, I love USA but some are chauvinists aren't they?). In any case, I still feel amazed how much people and supposedly tennis expert praise today's power on serve, for instance, apparently assuming than a Graf or Navratilova, in their prime, couldn't have hit as hard had they had the racket technology now available. Why shouldn't they? They hit so hard and accurate with older rackets, why should they do it worse than Serena using the same tools? And I cannot believe a tennis commentator can say Serena's serve is the best stroke ever? Anyone can have his opinion, but Graf's forehand is widely regarded as THE shot.
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Old Sep 29th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #1757
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

I don't necessarily hear that Serena's serve is the best shot as much as I hear several commentators (including players from the past) say that her serve is the best women's serve of all time. I'm inclined to agree with that statement.
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #1758
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Few other pics from yesterday.
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #1759
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^That does say, thank god she doesn't have a sister ?
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #1760
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Video of Steffi opening a tea lounge in Berlin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAWqnB6YEGc
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Old Oct 1st, 2011, 12:36 AM   #1761
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

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Interesting Read


Roundtable: Taking stock of Serena Williams on her 30th birthday
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...l?sct=tn_wr_a1
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Yes interesting, thanks for the link.
So at the question "Is Serena Williams the best women's player of all time?", none of them answered yes (but she's still playing ), not even Jon Wertheim who 1year ago claimed she was the best ever again
Why are you talking about Serena Williams in a "Steffi Graf Admiration Thread"?
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Old Oct 1st, 2011, 03:39 PM   #1762
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Why are you talking about Serena Williams in a "Steffi Graf Admiration Thread"?
Most of us dont post in other thread/forums. We saw this nice article about Serena's legacy, where the journalists were almost unanimous that Steffi is No. 1 in the GOAT discussion. There are bound to be some opinions about others in the discussion. So chill, dont be so bitter.

And more importantly...why are you lurking in the Steffi Graf thread???
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Old Oct 1st, 2011, 04:32 PM   #1763
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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 01:38 PM   #1764
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

For another time, Sam tells the journalist it was Steffi inspired her when she was young.
http://video.sina.com.cn/p/sports/t/...761503943.html at round 04:00
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Old Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1765
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I think it would be interesting to watch a match between Stosur and Steffi (tour-level, not now of course). Should be interesting to watch forehand rallies between the two.

Makes me wonder, which of the players now at their current level would you have been interested to see play against a tour-level Steffi? I think it would be interesting to watch Graf play against Schiavone. Schiavone, when playing close to or at her best, sort of reminds me of Sabatini in that both are athletic, play with a lot of topspin on both wings, have variety in their games, and create opportunities to approach the net when they can. I think a top-level Schiavone would have really entertaining matches against a tour-level Graf.
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 02:11 AM   #1766
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Schiavone does play sort of similar to Sabatini but just at a much lower level. I cant see Steffi having any trouble with her. Even if her game style is suited to playing Steffi, she just isnt good enough.
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Schiavone does play sort of similar to Sabatini but just at a much lower level. I cant see Steffi having any trouble with her. Even if her game style is suited to playing Steffi, she just isnt good enough.
I'm pretty sure that Steffi, especially if she is playing close to or at her best, will get past Schiavone (although an error-prone Graf like the one who lost to Coetzer or ASV would find it a tougher challenge) but I think a match-up between the two would still be entertaining to watch.

I wonder what a Graf-Sharapova match would turn out like. It could end up being like Graf-Davenport, which was a really good match-up, or it could end up like Graf-Pierce, which was usually a one-sided affair, depending on which athlete was playing well on the day. (Of all the matches I recall Steffi and Mary playing, I don't think the loser ever won more than 7 games the entire match.)
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Old Oct 6th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #1768
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Steffi Graf selected as the best female German athelete of all time and Schumacher the best male athelete of all time. Not surprised by the results though.

http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/...id_671947.html
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Old Oct 6th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #1769
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Steffi Graf selected as the best female German athelete of all time and Schumacher the best male athelete of all time. Not surprised by the results though.

http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/...id_671947.html
Not surprising but still good to read

Oh and I so much dislike M Shcumacher, but who cares.
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Does someone has the whole coverage of andre´s Hall of Fame induction?
Didn´t he gave Steffi a ring there too?
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