Originally Posted by camilia
Her post brought back world cup memories, I was so sad their great performance didn't result in the title too
still proud of them though!
How is everybody? Long time no see again
Originally Posted by camilia
Well, congrats to Natasha
I answered your question in a PM cause I don't think anybody else wants to read the boring details of my setback
I laughed at that too
I don't know asking someone without mention their name like you.Next time,i will not point out a particular member and mention in the word "everybody"!
welcome back everybody!!!. If we meet her,then we ask an autograph or express our fanship. It's also a source for consider someone as a brave man?
I just requested . Once check her previous months,she posted 3 in a month. It's not a difficult thing to do.
Hey, do not consider me that i took serious about your reply. I'm also kidding
I really happy to keep me and my posts in your memory hard disk( heart or brain?)!
BTW we should develop SGT site my dear selecao82,..
I found this part of article from a old message board(CNN). Could anybody give complete article?
Part of that article:
What Tennis Has Given Me The Most by Steffi Graf with Andrea Leand
Steffi Graf has seen the Kipling quote hung above the entrance to Wimbledon's Cebtre Court
many times. It says' "If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors
just the same..." In the last few years, Graf has come to embody those words as she has
continued to remain the number one player in the world despite severe injuries and anguish
over tax problems in Germany. She has remained graceful throughout the disasters,
emerging- believe it or not- even stronger and more self-confident. Graf is still as fiercely
competitive on the court, but she's become more relaxed off it. Today Steffi prefers to be
called "Stefanie"; she laughs freely when she's with her boyfriend or among friends; she even
has a few smiles for the ever-invasive press. The once reclusive Graf encouraged Jennifer
Capriati to return to the tour by inviting the American over for barbecues and practices in
Florida. She represented her country this year in the Fed Cup and is eager to try for another
gold medal for Germany at this summer's Olympics. Such enthusiasm over her eleven-year
career has amazed her peers. Even with her father in jail, charged with tax evasion and
facing trial this summer, Graf continues to move forward with her life. She has learned to
smile at rumors and dismiss daily press reports.... Stephanie is most proud that she has
learned to deal with problems- whether physical or emotional- mostly on her own. "I definitely
have never gone to a psychologist. Once you do that, it's too late and you don't find your way
out," she says. "This past year and a half has been the toughest time in my career. With so
many injuries, especially to my back, I have not been able to train like I usually do. I lost a lot
of confidence in myself because I didn't feel like I was as fit to play and as prepared for
matches. I started to get my confidence back after I won the French Open last year. I had not
played one clay court tournament to prepare for it and decided to play Paris days before the
Grans Slam began. But when I won it, I was so happy because I realized that I didn't have to
train so many hours to win. I realized that I could win with my mind, win with better strategy
and win with stronger will." "I was able to win the other Grand Slams afterwards, Wimbledon
and the US Open and then the Corel WTA Championships, but I still have not been able to
resume my conditioning training. Obviously I have other difficulties off court and have had to
spend a lot of time travelling to meet with my lawyers. I learned more about finance the last
year than I knew for my entire eleven-year career, which is something since I've never been
concerned about money or buying things. I've always played tennis because I love it so
much. I firmly believed had my father not managed my finances, I would not have been able
to concentrate solely on my tennis. My father took care of the finances which allowed me to
do what I loved to do- play tennis." "Although this has been a tough time on me and my
family, my mother has taught me to look at the lighter side of life. She reminds me what I
have to be happy about. I may not be a 100% fit for the pro tpur but, as my mother tells me, I
am certainly healthy and able to live a full life. I may not be able to run for miles or sprint
around the track,like I used to, but I can live a normal life and walk and move without pain.
My mother also points out what tennis has given me and all that I have achieved in the
game. There are experiences I have had and places I have been to that I would not have
seen or done had I gone to university or had a different job. I even remember the juniors well
when I was just 13 and 14. My mother would pack me up in our station wagon and we would
travel to the other junior tournaments with the other girls and moth......
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