Sporting Life

Fast women, Rafa's spin and Roger's mastery: A legend speaks

She scampered and skittered and skimmed across the lawns at such speed that everyone thought the same thing: Get her off the court, put her in the Olympics and she'll fit in and she'll fly. Steffi Graf's fast feet always made a world-class racket.

But now at Wimbledon everyone gallops across the grass. Now most women players could audition for a role in any athletic sport. Tennis is an evolved sport, at least that's what the legend eating chocolate mousse in Paris last month is telling me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Fast women, Rafa's spin and Roger's mastery: a legend speaks'. Print Edition | Subscribe