Scott, To Be Certain


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Graf-ic Detail

So I was thinking today that I miss Steffi Graf.

Steffi was that tennis rarity: graceful and noiseless.

She went out with a bang in 1999, ranked number 3, but she's been a trophy wife ever since.

Now that Andre's retired, we'll probably see her even less.

But that's ok, because we have Laura Dern!

Can you see the untapped film opportunities?

Let's have a look at that again:

And to think they chose Kirsten Dunst for Wimbledon.


  • At 7:54 PM, October 17, 2006, Blogger Anna said…

    I missed the turning point when Steffi went from being Horse-Woman to Elegant Trophy-wife, she looks great now! A touch of makeup wouldn't go astray though.

  • At 2:14 AM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Woodsman said…

    Scott - who would be your choice to play Martina Hingis in that schmozzle of a French Open final??? Leonardo Di Caprio?
    Could it guest star James Gandolfini as Nadia Petrova??? Brandy for Venus, Queen Latifah for Serena... Oh this is endless. Please prepare me a castlist...and yes i see a side-plot on the turmoil in the Smashnova-Pistolesi relationship...

  • At 8:53 AM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Woodsman, absolutely.

    I was thinking Gandolfini would be required to play Kuznetsova. Perhaps Martin Sheen for Petrova?

  • At 12:36 PM, October 20, 2006, Anonymous Cam said…

    I used to love Steffi, until I realised that she bounce the tennis ball 7 times before every serve making her one of the slowest tennis players in the entire world.

  • At 1:38 PM, October 20, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Cam, I actually dispute that claim - Steffi usually played like she was double parked.

    In terms of court speed, she's possibly the fastest in history. I remember in the early 90s she used to train with Olympic sprinters and regularly clocked times that would have qualified her to represent Germany in the 100m.

    Granted, she bounced the ball a lot. She also threw it up so high prior to serving that she could've re-tied her shoelaces before it began to fall.

  • At 11:48 AM, October 21, 2006, Blogger Hules said…

    All this tennis-talk.

    I'm not good with balls.

    How old is that photo of Laura Dern? Has she had any work done?

    I'm guessing by the soft lighting and visibley caked on makeup she's scared of both doctors and aging.

    Congratulations to her, I think old people look so much cuter when they don't get surgery. Look at Dame Judi Dench. Hot.


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