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NOBODY was as intimidating a #1 as Steffi Graf. Magaret Court and Martina Navratilova are right up there at #2 and #3, but in singles, all the players feared playing her all the time. It's what made the Hingis French Open Final in 1999 so much fun to watch- she did her best for nearly 2 years to say she wasn't intimidated by Graf, and that she wanted to play her, but then we have that classic runner-up acceptance speech:

"You're always so tough, you know, the one you want to beat in the final here in this tournament..."

Kim's got a long way to go to reach the heights of her personal hero: Stefanie Marie Graf. :worship:
 

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Knizzle said:
Why do you think she felt pressure?? Could it be because Serena lifted her game to unimaginable heights and won 3 games in a row??
It's kinda like when Capriati plays Serena: she stays with her better than anyone else out there, including Venus sometimes, but all the while, she knows it's coming, in the back of her head there's this seed of doubt, waiting for it to happen, and then POW!!! like the lights in New York City, Capriati's game gets blown out of the water as Serena turns on the jets and all of a sudden the third set is over and people are left scratching their heads and saying "what just happened?" and "I thought she had a chance to beat her!"
 
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