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ACE of HEARTS
S.L. Price
September 18, 1995
For Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras, the U.S. Open was never so sweet
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September 18, 1995

Ace Of Hearts

For Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras, the U.S. Open was never so sweet

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Strange, in this game, how one misery tracks another. For just as Graf steeled herself to composure in that bathroom—and the pack of photographers set up outside—a small, oblivious parade passed by just outside. First came Monica, a bouquet of flowers in hand, chattering, then her father, Karolj, and mother, Esther. They were leaving the U.S. Open now, all giggling at once. It was impossible, at that instant, to read the scene and know anything. Who was the loser? Who won?

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