Steffi Graf


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(gräf, grăf), 1969–, German tennis player. A powerful baseliner, she drew international attention by winning the 1984 Olympic demonstration event. Graf won her first major title, the French Open, in 1987. In 1988 she captured the Grand Slam (Australian, French, and U.S. opens and Wimbledon), becoming the third woman to do so, and won the Olympic singles gold medal. Before retiring in 1999, Graf held the top world ranking a record 186 consecutive weeks in 1987–91 (and a record 377 weeks in all). Her record 22 Open-era Grand Slam singles titles—four Australian Opens, six French Opens (the last in 1999), seven Wimbledon titles, and five U.S. Opens—was surpassed by Serena Williams (see Williams, VenusWilliams, Venus Ebone Starr,
1980–, b. Lynwood, Calif., and Serena Jameka Williams,
1981–, b. Saginaw, Mich., African-American tennis players. Coached by their father, Richard, both sisters turned professional early, but neither played regularly until the
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, 1970–, American tennis player, b. Las Vegas, Nev. Trained by his Armenian immigrant father, he turned professional in 1986. By 1988 he had won a half dozen major tournaments, but until 1992 at Wimbledon had not won a grand slam event, and had acquired
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Por eso la emocion en la victoria de Andre Agassi y Steffi Graf en el torneo Roland Garras en Paris.
org, Steffi Graf holds the record for winning most Grand Slam titles in open era, whereas the overall record belongs to Margaret Court-Smith, who won 24 Grand Slam titles.
And surely there will be no more popular winner than the Czech who captured the hearts of the Centre Court crowd five years ago when shedding tears on the shoulder of the Duchess on Kent after throwing away a glorious chance of victory against Steffi Graf.
TENNIS: Steffi Graf will return to the court for the first time in six years to play today with the Houston Wranglers of the World Team Tennis Pro League.
VENUS WILLIAMS has vowed to carve out a Wimbledon dynasty, just like legends Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf.
You see, he is the three week old son of Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi, who tied the not last week after a two-year romance.
Seven-time champion Steffi Graf, the second seed, failed to break third-seeded Davenport's serve as the American triumphed 6-4, 7-5 in last year's Wimbledon final.
STEFFI Graf gazes fondly at tennis ace Andre Agassi - and gives him a real look of love.
Twice a Wimbledon finalist, she is best remembered for breaking down in tears after throwing away a seemingly unassailable lead against Steffi Graf in 1993.
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Take that: Steffi Graf on the attack against Monica Seles in New York.