Golden memories? Graf ‘rarely looks back’ at Grand Slam

first_imgFILE – This file photo taken on March 8, 2016 shows former world number one German tennis player Steffi Graf speaking during an interview in Tokyo. – German great Steffi Graf had the tennis world at her feet when she completed the “Golden Slam” in 1988 but 30 years later, she says she hardly even thinks about the feat. (Photo by Toru YAMANAKA / AFP) / TO GO WITH Tennis-WTA-CHN-Graf, INTERVIEW by James EDGARGerman great Steffi Graf had the tennis world at her feet when she completed the “Golden Slam” in 1988 but 30 years later, she says she hardly even thinks about the achievement.Graf, who retired in 1999 and married Andre Agassi two years later, said her life has moved on so much that she is unconcerned whether her records are matched or broken.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I’ve been really fortunate to have had the career that I had, and to give it all, and to retire and start my next chapter of life. I feel it’s not something that has that kind of priority or importance any more in my life.“I’m not too worried if my record stands for a long time or not.”Williams returned to the circuit this year after having a baby, and twice came close to matching Margaret Court’s long-standing record of 24 major titles when she was runner-up at Wimbledon and the US Open.Tensions boiled over in the New York final when Williams repeatedly clashed with the umpire, in ugly scenes. Roger Federer, who holds the men’s record of 20 Slams, said Williams “went too far”. Graf said she had no doubt that the 37-year-old American can equal Court’s record.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “She’s shown over and over, it’s incredible what she can achieve,” she said. “There’s nothing, I feel, that says that she can’t.”Graf added: “She’s got incredible determination. She’s got a strong will and she’s got incredible game and talent.”Williams has twice held all four major titles, in 2002-2003 and 2014-2015, but she has never swept the trophies in a single season.The last man to win the calendar-year Grand Slam was Australia’s Rod Laver in 1969 — when he achieved the feat for a second time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ It’s a statement which offers a different perspective as Serena Williams continues her long and difficult quest to equal the all-time record for Grand Slam singles titles.No singles player, man or woman, has won all four majors in the same year since Graf, whose Open-era record of 22 Slam titles was finally surpassed by Williams last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Those are great memories and treasured times,” the 49-year-old told AFP at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, for which she is a global ambassador.She added: “I rarely look back, but when I do, it’s moments that for sure are going to be with me all my life. But I’m not one to worry to much about records — I never have done. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pumaren pleased with Falcons’ defense despite loss to Eagles Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Car burglary ring foiled after crook asks deputy for wallet back

first_imgLOST HILLS – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspected car burglar today after he showed up at the station seeking the wallet he left in among recovered stolen goods.. A pair of Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies on patrol early Saturday spotted a car in Calabasas Park with a man inside wearing gloves and surrounded by what looked like stolen material. After arresting him on suspicion of burglary around 6 a.m., they found a wallet among the loot they believe belonged to one of his partners in crime. Three hours later, the partner walked into the Malibu-Lost Hills station, demanding the return of his dough. “Thank God they’re not smart,” chuckled Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Chew. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The investigation is currently underway, but Chew said several people reported their cars had been ransacked overnight. Information about the pair of suspects was limited to “they’re two guys who’ve done this before… they’re definitely familiar with the legal system.” For more info on cops and criminals, check out It’s a Crime.last_img read more