STEFFI SLAM WATCH: ONE DOWN, DOWN UNDER
Judging from her domination of last week's Australian Open, in which she took the first step toward winning an unprecedented second straight Grand Slam, Steffi Graf is widening the already sizable gap between her and the other women players. Graf didn't lose a set in Melbourne, and in only one of her seven matches—her 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Helena Sukova in the finals—did she lose more than five games. Five of her matches took less than an hour.
Graf has now won 149 of her last 154 matches and five consecutive Grand Slam events. As she bids for back-to-back Slams, Graf—who was dubbed the Dynamo from Deutschland by Tennis Australia president Brian Tobin when he presented her with the winner's trophy—will be as hard to stop as one of her powerful forehand drives.