Steffi Graf, after putting a quick and powerful exclamation point on her title win in the $200,000 United Jersey Bank Classic in Mahwah, N.J., said she feels confident about the U.S. Open, which begins this week.
"I am very pleased with the level of my play as I go into the Open," the top-seeded Graf said. "I can't play much better."
Graf won her fifth consecutive tournament Sunday by defeating unseeded Nathalie Tauziat 6-0, 6-1 in 41 minutes. This week, Graf will seek to win the final leg of the Grand Slam by capturing the U.S. Open. Graf will play Elizabeth Mintier of Australia in a first-round match Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
*** And at Rye Brook, N.Y., Milan Srejber of Czechoslovakia, seeded fourth, defeated Ramesh Krishnan of India 6-2, 7-6 in the $123,400 NYNEX Open Sunday to capture his first Nabisco Grand Prix tennis title.
Srejber, the tallest player on the circuit at 6-foot-8, pushed his total earnings for the year to $104,701.
Krishnan ran his total to $94,340.