1. In 1988, Steffi Graf became the first tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four major singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.
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2. Steffi Graf was ranked world No 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association for a record 377 total weeks: the longest period for which any player, female or male, has held a singles number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals, respectively, began issuing rankings.
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3. Steffi Graf's won 107 singles titles, ranking her third on the WTA's all-time list after Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (157 titles).
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4. Steffi Graf's won six French Open singles titles, seven Wimbledon singles titles, four Australian Open titles, and five US Open singles titles.
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7. Steffi Graf's won five consecutive singles majors, and seven out of eight, in two calendar years (1988 Australian Open to 1989 US Open, except 1989 French Open).
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11. Stefanie Steffi Graf was born on 14 June 1969, in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany, to Heidi Schalk and car-and-insurance salesman Peter Steffi Graf.
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13. Steffi Graf played in her first professional tournament in October 1982 at Filderstadt, Germany.
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18. In 1985 and early 1986, Steffi Graf emerged as the top challenger to the dominance of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
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20. Steffi Graf's started the year strongly, with six tournament victories heading into the French Open, with the highlight being at the tournament in Miami, where she defeated Martina Navratilova in a semifinal and Chris Evert in the final and lost only 20 games in the seven rounds of the tournament.
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25. Steffi Graf's was named the 1988 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.
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26. Steffi Graf went on to add, "I saw what Steffi did to Sabatini at the Australian Open this year, and that was it.
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29. Victories at Zurich and Brighton preceded the Virginia Slims Championships, where Steffi Graf cemented her top-ranked status by beating Navratilova in the four-set final.
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30. Steffi Graf defeated Mary Joe Fernandez in the final of the Australian Open, which was her eighth Grand Slam singles title in the last nine she contested.
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34. Steffi Graf lost an Australian Open quarterfinal to Jana Novotna, the first time she did not reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament since the 1986 French Open.
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47. That year Steffi Graf lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open in straight sets to Amanda Coetzer.
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49. At the beginning of 1999 Steffi Graf played the warm up event to the Australian Open in Sydney; she defeated Serena Williams in the second round and Venus in the quarterfinals before losing to Lindsay Davenport in the semifinal.
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50. In Indian Wells Steffi Graf lost to Serena Williams in three sets.
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55. Steffi Graf's played her last Grand Slam doubles tournament at the 1999 Australian Open with Gorrochategui, losing in the second round.
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56. Steffi Graf's partnered with doubles specialist Mark Woodforde at the Australian Open in 1994, with Henri Leconte at Wimbledon in 1991 and at the French Open in 1994, and with Charlie Pasarell at the US Open in 1984.
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57. At the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, Steffi Graf formed a much-publicized partnership with John McEnroe, with whom she reached the semifinals before withdrawing due to concerns that her uncertain hamstring, coupled with a bout of bronchitis, would affect her in the singles final.
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59. In February 2000, Steffi Graf played against Kimiko Date at Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Tokyo, winning in three sets.
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60. In September 2004, Steffi Graf dispatched her former doubles partner Gabriela Sabatini, in straight sets, in an exhibition match played in Berlin, Germany.
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62. In July 2005, Steffi Graf competed in one tie of World Team Tennis on the Houston Wranglers team.
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64. In 2008 Steffi Graf lost an exhibition match against Kimiko Date at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.
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65. Steffi Graf played a singles exhibition match against Kim Clijsters and a mixed doubles exhibition alongside husband Andre Agassi against Tim Henman and Clijsters as part of a test event and celebration for the newly installed roof over Wimbledon's Centre Court in 2009.
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68. Steffi Graf won seven singles titles at Wimbledon, six singles titles at the French Open, five singles titles at the US Open, and four singles titles at the Australian Open.
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70. Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion and former rival Chris Evert opined, "Steffi Graf is the best all-around player.
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74. In July 2020, The Guardian polled its readers to determine the greatest female tennis player of the past 50 years, and Steffi Graf was the clear favorite, picking up nearly twice as many votes as any other player.
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