Steffi Graf

Tennis Player Steffi Graf Full Name: Steffi Graf [Stefanie Graf]
Nationality:

German

Profession: Tennis Player
Why Famous: Graf began her professional tennis career aged 13, coached and managed by her father Peter Graf.

She won her first WTA tournament in 1986 and went on to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in 1987. In 1988 she achieved a 'Golden Slam' winning all four Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold medal in Seoul.

In total Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles more than any other woman in the open era. Her run of 186 weeks as the World No. 1 has not been beaten.

Graf is widely regarded as one of the best ever woman's tennis players, her playing style was marked by her strong forehand and quick footwork.

Born: June 14, 1969 (49 years old)
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Married Life

  • 2001-10-22 Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Historical Events in the Life of Steffi Graf

  • 1982-10-24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
  • 1987-06-07 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)
  • 1987-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova earns 8th Wimbledon singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Steffi Graf
  • 1987-08-02 Federation Cup Tennis Final: Steffi Graf & Claudia Kohde-Kilsch beat Chris Evert & Pam Shriver in the doubles as Germany beats US 2-1 in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1987-09-12 107th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-1)
  • 1988-01-24 76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)
  • 1988-06-05 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)
  • 1988-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the third leg of her Golden Slam
  • 1988-09-10 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)
  • 1989-01-29 77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4, 6-4)
  • 1989-06-11 88th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 3-6, 7-5)
  • 1989-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf successfully defends her title beating Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
  • 1989-09-09 109th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (3-6, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 1990-01-28 78th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1990-06-10 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)
  • 1990-07-05 Steffi Graf's record run of 13 consecutive Grand Slam finals is over, beaten in Wimbledon semi-finals by American Zina Garrison
  • 1990-09-08 110th Women's U.S. Open: Gabriela Sabatini beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 7-6)
  • 1991-03-11 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
  • 1991-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown
  • 1991-10-02 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
  • 1992-06-07 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)
  • 1992-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1
  • 1993-01-31 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1993-06-06 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1993-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
  • 1993-09-11 113th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-3)
  • 1994-01-30 82nd Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-0, 6-2)
  • 1994-06-21 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
  • 1994-09-10 114th Women's U.S. Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6, 7-6, 6-4)
  • 1995-06-11 94th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez (7-5, 4-6, 6-0)
  • 1995-07-08 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)
  • 1995-09-10 115th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-3)
  • 1996-06-09 95th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)
  • 1996-07-06 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 for her 20th Grand Slam title & 7th Wimbledon crown
  • 1996-09-08 116th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)
  • 1999-06-06 98th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Hingis (4-6, 7-5, 6-2)
  • 1999-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf 6-4, 7-5 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • 2016-07-09 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam singles tiles

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