I agree about Hilton Head 1993. It was also the first time since 1987 she beat Sabatini on green clay. I thought that even her dislike for clay might have been restored (she didn't like clay in 92 and was constantly talking about her love for grass during the clayseason)Steffi's performance in 92 FO 3rd set and 93 AO 3rd set were not good at all. Actually, 93 AO SF was even worse than Final. The only Graf-marked match before the unfortunate stabbing incident was the Hilton Head final. It gave al
l her fans huge confidence to see Steffi's rule again.
* Yes, the 1999 Wimbledon draw was not in favor of Steffi. But I believe if Steffi could have broken a serve of Lindsay in the 2nd set, she could have won the title. Of course, I agree Steffi's performance in the Final is cannot be compared with the QF against Venus.
In fact, almost all draws were difficult for Steffi in almost in her grand slams. But she wasn't the person who thinks for an easy draw. The only easy draw I felt was 1998 Wimbledon. but we knew Steffi's fitness at the time. She just returned from the knee surgery and wasn't playing her game anywhere in that period.
No need of before 1997 Steffi, even half of 1999 FO-Wimbledon Steffi could win the 1998 Wimbledon, the only easy draw!