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March 18, 1995

Steffi Graf


Q. Steffi, how would you rate your performance today?

STEFFI GRAF: Windy. I guess I played well until 5-1, then I kind of didn't finish it up very well. But I think until then, I think I played a solid match. It was extremely windy out there with the wind. It just has been difficult to serve; difficult to return and find the right places, so I tried to do the best out there.

Q. In getting upset -- this is like two tournaments in a row, Steffi, where the wind is just constantly there and you can't really work the way you want to work out there. Is it beginning to anger you in any way or upset you?

STEFFI GRAF: No, it is just disappointing because you can't really play your best tennis. It is just impossible. And on the other hand, usually you expect the wind here in Key Biscayne. Usually in Delray, you really don't have too much wind, but you kind of expect it here, so I think you have to accept it, but just sometimes you don't really find your rhythm very well.

Q. Is there a little bit of an incentive-- more of incentive when you are No. 2 than No. 1 to really do well; to get back to where you want to be?

STEFFI GRAF: Not at all. I don't think that really is in my head at all right now. I think that I am more concerned about the way I am playing, the way I feel, rather than where I am standing right now. Not at all, no.

Q. Steffi, the vote is this afternoon on the ranking question, the devisor. Have you changed your mind at all or have you settled in your own mind on what your views are?

STEFFI GRAF: Sorry, if I have what? If I change --

Q. Well, whether you have made up your mind how you feel about that question?

STEFFI GRAF: Yes. You want the answer.

Q. Yeah.

STEFFI GRAF: Well, the thing is obviously the tournament directors need the top players to play and so people have been saying that 12 is not enough and because of the -- we are trying to find incentives for the players to play the tournaments so the only way or there will be -- to raise the tournaments as the devisor and I mean, what -- I mean, I don't really care too much about it because I think 14 would be a good solution. I think 16 is too much for all the players to play; especially the top players, and the young players or the older players -- I think, in general, 16 would be too much, but I think I would feel fine with 14. Obviously, it is difficult if you are injured; if you are not feeling well or you have to miss a couple of months to make up the tournaments, but that is the way it is.

Q. Steffi, you have been doing more work on behalf of the Tour; more appearances. Are you happy to be doing that.

STEFFI GRAF: Well, that is a difficult one to answer, but I think I know that it is my responsibility and so I accept it, but sure, I am not really the person who wants to spend off time doing appearances, but some things have to be done and I absolutely agree with them.

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