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Old 10-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by BTURNER View Post
Frankly, Austin's lack of success at RG specifically, says more about her high school final's schedule and her short shelf life, than her attributes, but otherwise your point is well taken on Hana. Austin would have done well there and maybe won one or two, had she actually played it before 1982. she was able to slide well enough in Italy in 1979, I don't think she lost the skill. Not saying she would have won any particular match or year, but it matters how hard you work to prepare that clay game, if you know you won't be showing up at the premier clay event no matter what. She got almost straight A's though, so she prepared for something. If you'll excuse the pun, she didn't practice sliding through high school
Right about 79 Rome...Tracy was the first player to beat Evert on clay for 125 matches...that speaks volume of Evert supremacy on clay.
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