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I read Graf as Guaff and wondered who even said that. I don't think people even associate "classy" with teenagers.
 

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It's not so much a case of Graf being classy, it's more a case of Graf not being embarrassing, I think in people's heads because they are always comparing her to Serena because of their similar level, records, GOAT status debates etc, and that then extends into behaviour, Serena has a long history of public freak outs, yelling at the top of her voice, loud grunts/screams/come ons! on court, etc, and then people look back at Graf and that was never the case, hence Graf being called classy. There is hardly any case of winners in any elite sport being good losers, that's why they're winners, they can't accept defeat.
Agree. And the only person who won anywhere near as much and did it even better was Chris Evert. People enjoy taking shots at her in this forum, but she had an extremely long career and never had anything even close to a freak-out or a controversy.
 
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