An established bad habit:
A second Graf-at-Mahwah headline in verse.
It's Mahwah-news, not poetry!
-Hit at the facts with a brick:
Jennifer C. beat Steffi G.?
Only because G.'s sick.
Avoiding journalistic schmier,
I dare to just deny
That it's the end of Graf's career;
Graf said it will be by
The end of 1999.*
In '97's June
Graf said she would be back again
To tennis.*2 This French Open's win
Suffices, truth that's plain to see:
This star has kept her word.
Win next?*3 if she takes care, could be.
All other means would be absurd.*4
['An established bad habit: a second Graf-at-Mahwah headline in verse.'
July 16, 1998 by Russell Hess.]
- The situation implies that Steffi Graf is seeing the rest of the year through
as a sort of
(half) self-inflicted sentence . . . but somehow I think that is not the point.
* - or therabouts. As far as the regular pro tour goes. (There has
been a hoo-foo-raw on this point; verse/doggerel constrains my
*2 - I quote from The Washington Post, Thursday, June 12 1997, C3:
"Graf . . . released a statement . . . saying she was 'confident
that I will return to the sport which I love so much - and
in good health.'"
*3 - ('Win next' means her next tournament)
*4 - Ahem: The last three words of note 3!
. . . . . . und auch: "Ich habe gelernt, daß alles am seiden Faden Gesundheit hängt..." (München, 05.01.99 15:15 Uhr - quoted from yahoo.de or www.spiegel.de.)
- Ich werde dir etwas husten!
- Page completed July 20 (with additions July 21-22), 1999, by R.H., Webmaster, 'UpSky'.