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Pam Shriver: A Personal Reflection

For those of you who may've missed this a few years back, I thought this article was particularly insightful and worth posting, as a candid self-reflection on a great career:

http://espn.go.com/tennis/s/2002/0116/1312685.html
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Ah, yes, Pammy never fails to mention her win against Steffi at the Garden. Gotta love the Pamster, I tell ya

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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For those of you who may've missed this a few years back, I thought this article was particularly insightful and worth posting, as a candid self-reflection on a great career:

http://espn.go.com/tennis/s/2002/0116/1312685.html
Thanks for this, Santorofan. An excellent article. She showed a bit of humility too. Sure she boasted of her big wins but was also quick to point out the record of players like Chris and Martina against herself. Plus I think her genuine love for the game came through.
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I like the fact that Pam realizes how tennis has allowed her to have a great life. Like she said, she doesn't have to worry about ESPN getting rid of her because she has enough money to allow her to sit back in semi retirement and just smell the roses.

The second thing I liked is how she stressed the importance of doubles. We need to see more of the top players playing. I, myself, enjoy watching and playing doubles.

Finally, I also remember when she was just 16 years old and beat Martina. Although, I didn't enjoy it as much as she did.
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There's a certain something that I've always dug about Pam, a genuine, plain-spoken quality with just the right amount of humility thrown in for good measure. And as evidenced on the court, as well as her in her autobiography, she's also quite amusing.

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Here's to Pammy.........a hard worker who cared about everything from sponsors to fans to even her opponents. I"m not sure anyone ever worked harder for tennis!
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Ah, yes, Pammy never fails to mention her win against Steffi at the Garden. Gotta love the Pamster, I tell ya
Did I mention I beat Steffi at the Garden? Think I may have forgotten to mention that I beat Steffi at the garden. I possibly forgot to say that while I was too busy thinking about my win over Steffi at the Garden. Incidentally I did triumph over Steffi. At the Garden. Incase you didn't know.



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