from Tennis Magazine and Tennis de France
by Vincent Cognet - Nicolas Bouveret
translated into English by Mauro Cappiello
Stefan Edberg and Annette Olsen with their daughter Emilie Victoria in the first picture since her birth
July 14th is now also a holiday for the Edbergs, since it is the day Emilie Victoria has chosen to be born at the Portland Hospital in London. Dad Stefan, who attended the birth, struggled to hide his emotion. So, Stef? «This is our most beautiful little trophy,» he said to the crowd, amazed by such an answer.
Born on July 14th
See how cute is Stefan Edberg's 'excuse', who preferred not to play for Sweden in Davis Cup (his compatriots would also superbly qualify for the semi-finals at the expense of the Netherlands) to be alongside his wife Annette, for the birth of their daughter, Emilie. The event took place on July 14th at the Portland Hospital in London, two weeks before the scheduled date.
Within one month of the US Open, Stefan will unfortunately not have much time to enjoy his daughter. In order to prepare Flushing Meadows, the Swede is committed to Cincinnati and New Haven. In New York, Stefan will run for a third consecutive title. Since Lendl from 1985 to 1987, no player has managed such a feat. And for Emilie he will be even more motivated.
Dad Stefan (spring 1994)
But how does he bend that thing? Certainly easier for Stefan Edberg to play serve and volley against the best returner in the world than folding his daughter Emilie's stroller to make it fit into the trunk of his Volvo. Fortunately, Annette is there to help him. But surely he prefers airports and the sequence Nice / Monte Carlo (like here before the Nice LTC) is an opportunity for him to play the (family) father, leaving his villa in Mougins to go to court driving as others go to work. For Edberg, this stop on the Cote d'Azur has resulted in two defeats against, it's true, two authentic specialists of claycourts. In Nice, he was beaten in the quarterfinals by Berasategui and in Monte Carlo in the semi-final by Sergi Bruguera. Will he keep this progression up to the Roland Garros?
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