Steffi still looks sharp!!

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  1. richied

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  2. Lionheart392

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    Yep I was there on Sunday, she was indeed very impressive :)
     
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  3. dr325i

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    That's because she's playing with the YouTek:)
     
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    I thought she was hitting her cross court forehand very well in cross court rallies with Kim but I thougt she but had some problems going down the line with Kim's crosscourt forehand.
     
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    Yeah she still got it it, may even beat some of the top 20 today.

    Actually when i first saw the match on TC, i thought it was a classic match from years ago. Thats how good Steffi looked, she's still in great shape.
     
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  6. vtmike

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    Steffi Graf FTW!!!
     
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  7. MizunoMX20

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    ''Steffi still looks sharp!!''

    Didn't you mean hot?
     
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    She is in great shape! Still moving well, too... always bouncing like a gazelle :)
     
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  9. Wow, that stat screen during the warm-up. I don't think we even comprehend that these days. The four slams, and the wins are 5,7,6,4.
    Sick.
     
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  10. samster

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    that slice backhand is plain nasty.
     
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  11. SAFINATORZ

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    Her backhand slice is still deadly!
     
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  12. TheNatural

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    Cheers that was great.Graf still looks pretty fit for 40(next month).No Doubt Clijsters will make a very successful comeback.Clijsters looked a bit scared to hit it to the Graf forehand. She was using Nadal tactics and hitting everything to the backhand.:)
     
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    Steffi can have her way with me any time...she still looks sharp and hot!
     
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    Anyone who watched the match know which racquet she was using? Been eyeing the Speed Pro, and if it's good enough for Graf, might take it out for a demo.

    Is it me or is she using a smiley dampener too?
     
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    My favorite tennis couple - Andre and Steffi - looked great on TV. Man was Steffi looking HHHOTTT or what??!!

    Andre looks older, but Steffi can still hit that slice BH like perfection and her forehand worked just like old times!

    We want Steffi back!!

    :):)
     
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  16. crazylevity

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    WOW. That rally at 3-2, Deuce...the pace they were playing at...I doubt many of today's top ten women can handle it.

    Also, I don't know if it's just me, but Steffi seems to be having a lot of fun but Kim is so serious.
     
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  17. Lionheart392

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    I guess even though it was just for fun, there was a bit of pressure on Kim. Seeing as she's planning a comeback, if she'd lost it might've been a bit embarrassing? Then again it is Steffi Graf the GOAT (IMO) so I don't think there'd be much shame in it :)
    And I agree that Steffi looked great, even younger than she did 10 years ago.
     
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    No doubt Steffi can still play some top level tennis but to those who think she's "hot", you folks must not get out too much.
     
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    I'd like to see Steffi (the last Grand Slam-AO, FO, USO, & Wimbly in the same year-winner) take on Nadal, whom everyone is saying has a chance to do that this year.
     
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  20. Lionheart392

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    Steffi would win 6-2 6-1 6-0.
     
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    depending on what you consider hot
     
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  22. maximo

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    Really?

    Nice. :)

    i have a question for you...

    When the players were playing under the closed roof, was their a loud echo everytime they hit the ball?

    Because I watched it on TV and the noise was very distracting.

    thanks.
     
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  23. l_gonzalez

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    Steffi would slaughter Nadal, it's not even a fair match up. that sliced backhand cross court to Nadal's forehand would kill him!!!
     
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  24. Lionheart392

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    Nope I didn't notice anything like that, I guess it must've been a broadcasting thing.
     
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  25. Leublu tennis

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    I know you are new here, but you should note that there is another section of TW that deals with Former Pro Players.
     
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  26. woodrow1029

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    As far as I know, he's one of only 2 that actually have a chance to do that this year..
     
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    I saw her play an exhibition last year against Kimiko Date and Martina Navratilova. Can't believe she can still move and hit like that after all these years. Martina was even more impressive, she's in better shape than a lot of people half her age!
     
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    Wow that forehand at 5:16 was monstrous O_O
     
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    I think Steffi played pretty well. Didn't seem like there was a lot of power on her ground strokes and she did look a bit rusty but all in all not bad. I had never seen her play before I watched the you tube vid.
     
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  30. skip1969

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    that was fun. i luvs me some steffi.

    talk about old school. they played at breakneck speed, no poncing around between points. and a net cord judge, too? i felt like i was re-living the 90's. heh
     
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    Incredible how much even the womens' game evolved, where a one time slam champion of this decade can compete with a 22-time slam winner of a past era. Just makes you think, a 14-time slam champion of the past would be equivalent to a -7 time grand slam winner of today.
     
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  32. zagadka

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    Steffi the GOAT.
     
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  33. Grizvok

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    Are you joking?

    Graf is also 15 years older.
     
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  34. Swissv2

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    Looking at all the GrandSlams that Steffi won was just pure amazingness.

    Seriously.

    She was #1 for 377 weeks. Yes....WEEKS.

    Won the Australian Open: 4 times (last championship win in 1994)
    Won the French Open: 6 times (last championship win in 1999)
    Won Wimbledon: 7 times (last championship win in 1996)
    Won US Open: 5 times (last championship win in 1996)

    22 Grand Slams...is indescribable.
     
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    Imagine what it would take to achieve that kind of domination on the men's tour today. Wow.

    Steffi didn't have perfect seasons, she lost her share of matches. But man, she could turn it on during the Slams. One of my favorite matches was her 1999 FO final against Hingis. Despite losing the first set, Steffi found her stride and caused Hingis to become completely unhinged. (Kind of reminds me of Sampras vs Roddick in '02 USO--changing of the guard, my foot!).
     
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    It's a good match, and I can't wait for the grass but:

    their shots look so unnatural and nonfluid, especially the forehands. It hurts my eyes.
     
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  37. Grizvok

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    Sort of agree. Graf's forehand was an eye sore for sure, but she did get some good pace on it.
     
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    The only strange thing was seeing Graf with a racket with such a HUGE head. It almost looks like a tweener in her hands compared to the rackets she used to use. I guess she wouldn't need such a big headed racket for her type of shots if she was playing competitively now and was in full training.
     
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    Graf's forehand actually looks very natural and fluid, its just that your reference point is seeing players who have forehands developed to suite their modern rackets.
     
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  40. helloworld

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    Lol, another woman vs man post. Come on, it's not even funny anymore.
     
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    Unnatural and nonfluid, you are joking right?
     
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    Sorry but you need to get your eyes checked...
     
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  43. mandy01

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    Yep Steffi rules :D
     
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  44. dannykl

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    Current top WTA players are no match for Steffi Graf in late 80's or 90's when she ruled the women's game.

    I think prime Steffi could win 3 to 4 slams a year in today's pathetic WTA field.
     
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    She was genuinely impressive- hope she takes a wimbledon wildcardm:p
     
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    Heck, looking at her movement at 40, I think prime Graf would go undefeated in the whole season in the current field. What a record that would be!
     
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    LOL. I love all the great comments and her movement was and is unparalleled, but she was tired, you could tell between points. But boy, if for one day she could have her youth back and enter the final of any Grand Slam, those girls would be ashamed of collecting the big bucks. There was one rally (outplayed Kim with a slice and then a dropshot) and then you realise what is missing in women's tennis, it's the way the legends construct the points. Same goes for Monica, Chris and Martina 1, if young, they would still be on top, with Fraulein Steffi leading of course :)
     
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    So true, I think a lot of players would struggle facing her sliced backhand an it was sittin up more on th grass there this year than it did 10 plus years ago.I thought she'd lost a bit of weight (muscle i suppose) on her legs and although she did look tired in the singles I honestly think that well prepared,she could trouble many of the top 20 in the modern game.
     
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    One in billion kind of player and person .. lordy .. any Germans on the boards here? Do you guys have chicks like these grow in trees? I remember last summer at October fest in Munich .. Will never forget it , dont want to either.
     
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    Steffi in her prime would not have a lost a match since the start of 2008 to today. In 2007 she would have lost maybe 2 matches, probably both to Henin, but they would have played 8 or 9 times and Steffi still won almost all of them.
     
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