Steffi Graf

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

Germany
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)
Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

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 World No. 1 Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6), her first Grand Slam victory aged 17
  • 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
  • 1987-09-13 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her first US title and completes the Grand Slam; beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
  • 1988-10-01 Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; clinches first and only Golden Slam in history (Grand Slam & Olympics)
  • 1989-01-29 77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Suková 6-4, 6-4
  • 1989-06-11 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Gabriela Sabatini becomes only Argentine woman to win a Grand Slam singles event; 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 beats Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in the Volkswagen Cup in Leipzig to become 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins 15th Grand Slam singles title, 3rd US title; beats Helena Suková 6-3, 6-3
  • 1994-01-30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1995-06-11 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in the third set
  • 1995-07-08 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a classic contest
  • 1995-09-09 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
  • 1996-06-09 French Open Women's tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez 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
  • 1996-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; 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

Famous Tennis Players