Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth
But Graf was a freak of an athlete, kind of like Nadal.
Yes, she was but most of her "peers" were not.
Many of them were not even in decent athletic shape.
I suspect if Graf played today, she would still be a champion though I believe she would have had to develop her topspin backhand into a weapon and have more complete game in order to be a dominant player these days.