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Even after her singles match Steffi seemed kind of surprised about her own standard and about the joy of playing.

Do you believe the organizers would arrange her a WC?

What a shockwave this would mean.
 

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She did joke about it twice :unsure: But she was indeed joking.
 

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I think I'd die from happiness if she did! :worship: Today was such an amazing treat!! I knew I missed Steffi, but I had no idea how much! :kiss:
 

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it was obviously a joke...... I think she was happy she could even last one set, but lets be real Steffi is not in the kinda shape to go 2-3
 

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Why not? If Safina can reach #1 then anything is possible.

Give it a try Steffi!!:lol:
 

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you dont joke something about you love so seriously
twice

I just think that something inside really just
wants to get back into competition
thats
the power of Wimbledon...
it makes you love tennis!!
 

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Stef has two school age children, her foundations, businesses, Andre, AND her aches and pains that could resurface with the slightest provacation. She'll never return to the tour. Even though she still has speed, a great shot, and game, she does not have pro-tour strength stamina. She could develop it with more training, but she's been there done that. This was for fun. Her and Andre's next tennis related activity is June 6th for the juniors clinics/Longines Fundraiser in Paris. Let's hope we get some video of that.

Although, I did wonder for a second when she mentioned that wild card a second time! ;)!!!
 

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I was too busy cackling at her 'playing with Andre for practice' innuendo to notice.
I just wonder what happened to make Andre so angry that he walked out of their practice! ;)!!!

p.s. Anybody here from Los Angeles. Here in West LA that earthquake was pretty darned strong! Thank goodness it waited until after the matches ended to scare the ever living shit out of me!
 

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I don't see her returning like Kimiko, playing ITFs. So probably not. And a WC for Wimbly without any warmups, probably not. But I would love to be wrong!! I would be more excited than about anything in recent tennis memory if she did.
 

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As none of those girls except for like 5 knows how to play properly on grass, Steffi might beat the shit out of some with a good draw.

As much as I would like to see her get to 3rd round or so, I fear the dismantling of her own legend by doing so.

Thanx for the videos, I really enjoy seing the "Countess" being back.
 

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I just wonder what happened to make Andre so angry that he walked out of their practice! ;)!!!

p.s. Anybody here from Los Angeles. Here in West LA that earthquake was pretty darned strong! Thank goodness it waited until after the matches ended to scare the ever living shit out of me!
She probably asked him to hit cross court forehand drills with her and count how many he would win.
 

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Anyone who seriously thinks Graf is going to come back is seriously deluded! She appears to be a deliriously happy wife and mother, for whom the tour can surely have no attraction whatsoever. And what's the point when she won everything there was to win several times over. A joke's a joke for god's sake!
Having said that, I was there and to be honest there wasn't much in it between Steffi and Kim! If it's true that Kim has been training hard for weeks now and Steffi just turned up relatively unprepared, that speaks volumes about the natural athleticism and talent that Steffi has......
It was a unique day and I don't think anyone who was there will ever forget it.
:)
 

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I reckon Steffi should totally do it! It would make tons of headlines and would actually draw a good audience to the event. Naturally all her matches would be on center court. I reckon she could win a match or two, and nobody would judge her if she didn't go to the second week or anything. She's like 40 years old. :eek:

It wouldn't hurt her to do it, and I bet she'd actually find it pretty fun. Playing one event doesn't = a full-blown return to tour.
 

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Well when Martina made a belated return attempt at 48 her serve was like a weak weak imitation of the power it used to be once. Steffi on the other hand still had all the power and she was so thin and fit, so that would be the difference there.

And why should old legends have to fully rejoin the tour? couldnt they just do a grand slam now and then for interest sake?
 
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