69 Facts About Steffi Graf

1. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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2. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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3. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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4. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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5. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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6. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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7. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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8. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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9. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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10. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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11. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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12. Steffi Graf relies on tennis game sessions to keep her body fit.

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13. Steffi Graf reached thirteen consecutive Grand Slam singles finals, from the 1987 French Open through to the 1990 French Open, winning nine of them.

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14. Steffi Graf won six French Open singles titles and seven Wimbledon singles titles (third behind Navratilova).

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15. In 1988, Steffi Graf competed in the Olympics in Seoul.

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16. In 1984, Steffi Graf participated in the Olympic games in Los Angeles.

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17. Steffi Graf was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

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18. Steffi Graf began playing tennis with the encouragement of her father, who became her coach.

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19. Steffi Graf won her first major title, the French Open, in 1987.

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20. Steffi Graf gave birth to their first son, Jaden Gil Agassi, in October of 2001.

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21. Steffi Graf was the first person to see Seles in the hospital.

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22. In 1992, Steffi Graf lost to Seles in the finals of the French Open, but regained her composure and defeated Seles handily at Wimbledon.

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23. On October 22, 2001, Steffi Graf married Andre Agassi, another tennis player who had reached the highest echelons of the sport.

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24. On October 3, 1991, Steffi Graf became the youngest woman to notch 500 career wins.

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25. Steffi Graf retired from tennis in 1999 and wed fellow tennis player Andre Agassi in 2001.

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26. Steffi Graf was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004 and the German Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

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27. Steffi Graf's started dating Andre Agassi after the 1999 French Open and they married on 22 October 2001, with only their mothers as witnesses.

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28. Steffi Graf's has appeared in many advertisements and television commercials with Andre Agassi including Canon Inc and Longines in 2008.

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29. Steffi Graf has signed many endorsement deals throughout the years including a ten-year endorsement deal with car manufacturer Opel in 1985, and Rexona from 1994 to 1998.

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30. Steffi Graf's had an Adidas sneakers line known as the St Graf Pro line.

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31. Steffi Graf wore Adidas apparel and sneakers during her tennis career.

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32. Steffi Graf's was ranked World No 1 for 186 consecutive weeks and a record total 377 weeks overall.

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33. Steffi Graf's lost a lengthy one-set singles match to Clijsters and the mixed doubles.

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34. 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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35. In 2008 Steffi Graf lost an exhibition match against Kimiko Date at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.

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36. In July 2005, Steffi Graf competed in one tie of World Team Tennis on the Houston Wranglers team.

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37. Steffi Graf's was in Berlin to host a charity gala, as well as inaugurating a tennis stadium renamed the "Steffi Graf Stadion".

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38. 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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39. In February 2000, Steffi Graf played against Kimiko Date at Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Tokyo, winning in three sets.

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40. 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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41. Steffi Graf's had to overcome three difficult three set matches en route to this final, against Mariaan De Swardt in the 3rd round, Venus Williams in the quarterfinals and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the semifinals.

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42. 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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43. That year Steffi Graf lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open in straight sets to Amanda Coetzer.

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44. Steffi Graf's lost the world No 1 ranking to Martina Hingis and failed to win a Grand Slam title for the first time in ten years in 1997.

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45. Steffi Graf's won her fifth and final WTA Tour Championships title with a five set win over Martina Hingis, with Hingis cramping up in the fifth set.

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46. Steffi Graf played only one warm-up event ahead of the US Open, the Acura Classic in Manhattan Beach, California, where she lost to Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals.

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47. Steffi Graf's made it to the final and took the first set against Sanchez Vicario but lost the next two sets—Sanchez Vicario's last victory over Graf.

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48. Steffi Graf's won there, comfortably beating Helena Sukova in the final after needing three sets to eliminate Gabriela Sabatini and Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.

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49. At Wimbledon, Steffi Graf defeated Jana Novotna to win her third consecutive, and fifth overall, ladies' title.

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50. Steffi Graf's won her first French Open title since 1988 with a three-set victory over Mary Joe Fernandez in the final.

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51. 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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52. Steffi Graf's would work with him for the remainder of her career.

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53. At Wimbledon, Steffi Graf lost in the semifinals to Zina Garrison, who with this victory broke Graf's string of 13 consecutive Major finals.

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54. 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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55. Steffi Graf warmed up for the US Open with easy tournament victories in San Diego and Mahwah.

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56. Steffi Graf was the first player other than Navratilova or Evert to hold the top spot since Tracy Austin in 1980.

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57. 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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58. On 13 April 1986, Steffi Graf won her first WTA tournament and beat Evert for the first time in the final of the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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59. 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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60. Steffi Graf played in her first professional tournament in October 1982 at Filderstadt, Germany.

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61. Steffi Graf was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

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62. Steffi Graf's married former world No 1 men's tennis player Andre Agassi in October 2001.

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63. Steffi Graf retired in 1999 while she was ranked world No 3.

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64. Steffi Graf's reached a total of 31 major singles finals.

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65. Steffi Graf reached thirteen consecutive major singles finals, from the 1987 French Open through to the 1990 French Open, winning nine of them.

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66. Steffi Graf's is the only singles player to have achieved a Grand Slam since hard court was introduced as a surface at the US Open in 1978.

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67. Steffi Graf's won 107 singles titles, which ranks her third on the WTA's all-time list after Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (157 titles).

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68. Steffi Graf was ranked world No 1 by the Women's Tennis Association for a record 377 total weeks—the longest period for which any player, male or female, has held the number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals began issuing rankings.

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69. Steffi Graf's was ranked world No 1 and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles.

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