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Steffi GRAF
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Steffi GRAF

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Steffi Graf: grace personified.

For connoisseurs of the game, there has rarely been a game so fluid, so beautiful and so well rounded: a powerful, fiercely accurate serve, a devastating forehand, extraordinary leg work, a single-handed backhand slice that is a thing of beauty and, above all, unbelievable efficiency. Naturally those skills led to 22 Grand Slam titles, 377 total weeks as world number one – a record – and heaps of accomplishments, including 1988, when Steffi Graf scored a Grand Slam and an Olympic Gold Medal. An exceptional champion deserves exceptional reverence. Even when she retired, the German did it with incomparable class. In 1999, though she was plagued by recurrent injuries, she won her last Roland-Garros title – her sixth – buoyed by a Parisian crowd that was rooting for her over Martina Hingis. "I feel French," she said on the court after hoisting her Cup. She followed it up with an appearance in the Wimbledon finals, then withdrew from the Carlsbad tournament because of an injury. With no equivocations, the German decided to draw the curtain on her 17-year career, when she was ranked number three in the world. In 2001, she married Andre Agassi, her fellow winner in Paris in 1999. Since then, they have enjoyed happy times with their two children in Las Vegas. Never sounding a false note, that's so Steffi!

Current projects

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palmares

Titles

107

Finals

31

Higher ranking

1

WTA Singles, 17/08/1987

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (4): 1988,1989,1990,1994
  • Roland-Garros (6): 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Wimbledon (7): 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • U.S. Open (5): 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996

finals

  • Australian Open (1): 1993
  • Roland-Garros (3): 1989, 1990, 1992
  • Wimbledon (2): 1987, 1999
  • U.S. Open (3): 1987, 1990, 1994

others

victories

  • Fed Cup (2): 1987, 1992
  • Masters (5): 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • Gold medal, 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games

finals

  • Masters (1): 1986
  • Silver Medal, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games