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Steffi is the best.

I hope to get to know you all, Graffans! I am a huge Steffi fan and have been for a long time. I have got to meet her several times and she is truly the best player ever in the history of the game.
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I am a Steffi fan too but I never met her!
Steffi rules forever

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
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To the river so deep
We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We're all carried along
By the river of dreams
In the middle of the night
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Re: Steffi is the best.

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I hope to get to know you all, Graffans! I am a huge Steffi fan and have been for a long time. I have got to meet her several times and she is truly the best player ever in the history of the game.
sooo true!

STEFFI is simply the best!
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She truely deeply is!!!
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... better than all the rest...

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I am a huge fan of hers, I miss her so much
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I miss her too. I miss her like the deserts miss the rain
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STEFFI IS THE BEST !!!!! I miss her soooooooooooooo much !!!!!!!! She was a phenomenon!

I have never seen a player with :

with such a dignity, grace and beauty
with so beautiful and killing forehand with a jump like an axel in figure skating ,
with a slice backhand, hitting so low with such spin and consistency
with so much speed and quickness
with so high ball toss on her serve
with so much rekords

SHE IS THE ONE

Stefanie Graf - Queen of the Courts - The Best Single Player Ever!




Friday, 13 August 1999



"I`ve Done What I`ve Wanted To Do.

I Have Nothing More To Prove."
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2002, 03:41 AM
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Hi!

JustinSteffi, could you please share some of you experiences with us

I've been a Stef fan since 91-92 but never got to see her in person. (i'm from India- all we have here is cricket and the Gold Flake Open for the men)

Great post schris !

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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2002, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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I remember the first time I saw here was in San Diego in 1998 when she was just coming back. The first thing I thought was OH MY GOD those LEGS! Her calves were absolutely amazing. She had beautiful hair too. I got her autograph on a can on tennis balls I bought at Wimbledon. I told her how much I had enjoyed watching her over the years and how great it was to have her back and she said "Thank you" and then said she had to get to practice... I got a front row seat to that practice session. A well known fact is that her practice sessions were INTENSE. It was like she was playing a match. Her and Heinz would hit that ball back and forth so hard. She used her topspin backhand in practice a lot but hardly ever in matches! She had a night match t about 7 so about 6 she came out and practiced on stadium court. As she left I told her good luck and she said thanks again.

That night she defeated Julie Halard Decugis easily and unfortunately she lost the next day to Ai Sugiyama.

The next time I saw her was at Indian Wells. I saw her defeat Ai Sugiyama in about 40 mins. and got her autograph several times on some pictures and a poster. I then saw her play doubles and play and CRUSH Jana Novotna the next day. I can remember after that match she practiced on stadium court because it was the last match of the day and she was SO excited that she had beaten Jana so easily.... I then saw her eek out a match against Chanda Rubin in the SF's.. I got so close to her several times and she was always very nice and always signed autographs but never a normal sized tennis ball!

I saw her again the next year in SD right after she lost in the finals of WImby. Little did I know I would be at her last practice session and last match EVER! I got her autograph AGAIN! And told her how sorry I was that she had lost and she kinda just smiled back. I really feel that if she would have won Wimby she would have continued a little bit more but the loss took EVERYTHING out of her. I also had met Heidi, STeffi's mom online via AOL so I got to meet Heidi to and told her thanks for keeping us Steffi fans updated!

I miss Steffi a lot mainly because of her class and dignity but also her consistency. I love the Williams' but I get sick sometimes of them missing easy shots repeatedly and their "injuries" that continually force them out of events. All I can say is that if Steffi had only played when she was 100 percent she would have completed about 8 matches her entire career!
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Thanx a lot for sharing your experiences Justin.

I've heard just so much about how well Stef played during practice- wish I could have had the chance to see her practice.

Just on Saturday, I was watching the semi-final match of the 99 French Open, and the commentators (I don't remember their names) said that they hadn't seen any player with the kind of work ethics like Stefii has, even they were all praise for how intense she was during her prac sessions.

Even Vijay Amritraj always spoke of this....he even spoke about how during the 99 Wimbledon, Andre and Kiefer stopped their own practice session for a few minutes to just watch Stef practice.

how may times did I write the P word
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2002, 11:43 AM
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he didn't andre have other interests?
justin you were so lucky to have seen steffi's last match, I will never forget that night when I went around the internet to look for steffi's score and then she had given up

In the middle of the night
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Through the desert of the truth
To the river so deep
We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We're all carried along
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lol Irma, while writing the post, the exact same thing came to my mind!
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post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2002, 06:31 PM
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She was, is and will be the BEST TENNIS-PLAYER EVER.

Beside her terrific results it is her character that made the years from '82 to '99 my most intensive ones to feel with a person ...
Even in bad times like in '93 and '97 (e.g. AO) I never doubted the comeback of her personality.

She is the white unicorn of tennis ...

My heart's still missing her the same way it did on Aug 14th 99.

S T E F F I F O R E V E R !


... thanks for your shared moments, JustinSteffi
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