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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The last person was Steffi Graf and I am just really happy to be able to do that.
ANDRE AGASSI, shortly after the press revealed his relationship with Steffi Graf and asked him what he hopes to do in the future: "Never hold another press interview."
Andre Agassi y Steffi Graf de 29 anos los dos, considerados viejos dentro del mundo del tenis, se impusieron contundentemente sobre la juventud en el Roland Garros para ir cerrando el capitulo de dos carreras de leyenda.
The Olympics are still "amateur competition," but the definition has been changed to allow the likes of Michael Jordan and Steffi Graf to play.
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A victory for Serena Williams would see her equal Steffi Graf's Grand Slam singles titles record.
Wimbleon veteran Martina Navratilova had to save him a few times in a mixed doubles match against Steffi Graf and husband Andre Agassi.
Steffi Graf is top of the pile in the Open era with 22 triumphs but Evert feels it is only a mater of time before the 32-year-old American, left, overhauls the German legend.
1990: Monica Seles ended Steffi Graf's record of 66 consecutive victories when she beat her 6-4 6-3 in the final of the BMW German Open.
Washington, Sept 28 ( ANI ): Former World No.1 and 22-time Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf has said that she believes there is no stopping for current World No.1 and Serena Williams and she could break the record for winning most Grand Slam titles in her career.
Last week's show, billed as an extensive interview with celebrity tennis couple Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, was nothing short of stomachturning.
Celebrities including Mel C, Jack Charlton, Wayne Rooney, Barry McGuigan, Kerry Katona and Steffi Graf posed wearing the charity T-shirt to bring hope to sick children in Liverpool.