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  Steffi Graf - Sportlegenden - Sportnews
Zum Jahresbeginn 1994 errang Graf mit ihrem Erfolg in Melbourne den vierten Grand-Slam-Titel in Folge und damit einen zweiten, wenn auch „unechten“ Grand Slam, der nicht innerhalb eines Kalenderjahres vollendet wurde.
Graf bezeichnete diesen Sieg später als „den schönsten ihrer Karriere“.
Steffi Graf ist Gründerin und Vorsitzende der wohltätigen Stiftung „Children for Tomorrow“, die sich um traumatisierte Kinder in aller Welt kümmert.
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  Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf was born in Mannheim, Germany and lived in Brühl[?] until she married the American tennis player Andre Agassi on October 22nd, 2001 and moved to Las Vegas, United States.
In the early 90s, Graf was in the news for the scandals of her father Peter Graf[?] (including an extra-marital affair and tax evasion), whereas she herself prefers a life outside media and press coverage.
Steffi Graf is a WWF Ambassadress and in 1998 she founded her own foundation "Children for tomorrow[?]", which helps mentally and emotionally traumatised children.
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 Steffi Graf - MSN Encarta
Steffi Graf, born in 1969, German professional tennis player, who in 1988 became only the fifth player to win the grand slam of tennis, with victories at the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open in one calendar year.
In 1982, at the age of 13, Graf became the second-youngest tennis player ever to be ranked as a professional.
Graf announced her retirement shortly after losing to American player Lindsay Davenport in the 1999 Wimbledon finals.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Steffi Graf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (born June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany) is a former world No. 1 woman tennis player from Germany, and widely considered one of the greatest tennis players in history.
Steffi was introduced to tennis by her father Peter Graf, a car and insurance salesman and aspiring tennis coach, who taught his three-year-old daughter how to swing a wooden racket in the family's living room.
Graf is the Founder and an active chairperson of 'Children for Tomorrow', a non-profit foundation with the goal of implementing and developing projects to support children who have been traumatized by war or other crises.
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 Steffi Graf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A notable feature of Graf's game was her versatility across all playing surfaces, exemplified by her winning 6 French Open singles titles (second to Chris Evert) and 7 Wimbledon singles titles (third behind Martina Navratilova and Helen Wills).
At Wimbledon, Graf was unexpectedly beaten in the semifinals by Zina Garrison.
In personal terms, 1995 was a very difficult year for Graf as she was accused by the German authorities of tax evasion in the early years of her career.
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 Biography of Steffi Graf - the true champion
Steffi's rankings steadily improved and she won her first title at the age of 17 beating Chris Evert in the final in the Hilton Head tournament.
Graf continued her domination of the women's tour and won all together 22 Grand Slam titles and she was ranked nr.1 for a total of 377 weeks including a record 186 consecutive weeks.
Steffi Graf is still playing an occasional exhibition match, she is the founder of "Children of Tomorrow" and continues to be a role model of integrity and sportsmanship for every athlete and person.
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 Steffi Graf Pictures, Biography, Filmography, Awards, Wallpapers
Stefanie Maria Graf was born on June 14, 1969 in Neckerau, Germany.
Steffi spent a total of 377 weeks at number 1, which is a world record.
Steffi began playing tennis when she was just four years old.
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 ESPN.com - TENNIS - Hello and goodbye: Remembering Steffi Graf
Which is why it's so fitting that Graf, now a worldly woman of 30, chose a press conference in the relatively obscure town of Heidelberg, Germany, not far from her childhood home of Bruhl, to announce that after 17 years as a professional, she was calling it quits, effective immediately.
Graf's earliest memories are of her father, Peter, tying a string between two chairs in her family's hobby room, handing his 4-year-old daughter a sawed-off racquet, and enticing her to hit a ball over the "net" enough times to merit a strawberry ice.
Graf's father has always been a focal point in her life, though in truth, his behavior was often a source of unwanted attention and stress.
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 ESPN Classic - Graf, queen of the lawn
Graf generated passion for tennis from the time she picked up a wooden racket at age three.
Stefanie Maria Graf was born June on 14, 1969 in Mannheim, West Germany, and in 1978 the family moved to nearby Bruehl.
Graf grew in love with the sport, often having to be coaxed off the practice court.
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Steffi is the only player(male or female) to have won at least four singles titles at each Grand Slam event.
Graf is the founder of a non-profit organization for support to traumatized children.
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 Steffi Graf Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Graf, Edberg und Cheney elected to the International Hall of Fame...
On Friday, Oktober 3rd 2003 Steffi and Andre's gave birth to daughter "Jaz" in Las Vegas...
On the 16th of August 2002 Stefanie Graf and Goldpfeil AG premiered their bag collection...
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 Steffi Graf - Reviews on RateItAll
Steffi Graf was one of the most dominating figures in womens tennis history.
Steffi Graf beat the best of all time because she was the best of alll time.
graf was weakend psychologically by the affair of her father that was brought up in german boulevard-newspapers at the time.
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 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon History | Wimbledon legends: Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf is arguably the greatest female player ever, with the "Golden" Grand Slam in 1988 the peak of her notable achievements.
Graf first topped the world rankings in 1987 and was only eclipsed 10 years later after 374 weeks as number one.
Graf became the second woman in the history of Open tennis, after Court's efforts in 1970, to win the Grand Slam of all four majors.
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Tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are planning to marry in January 2002 in Agassi's hometown of Las Vegas.
During her 17 years as a professional tennis player, Steffi Graf won 22 grand slams, more than 100 WTA singles titles and an Olympic gold medal.
And just when Steffi seemed back on track, landing another grand slam in Paris in 1999, she abruptly announced her retirement from tennis.
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Graf lost in straight sets in the finals, maybe in part due to the fact that she was playing with bronchitis, but still reached her 31st Grand Slam final and second in a row, proving that she was, after a two year comeback, once again 0the best player in the game.
Steffi Graf is simply the most dominant player in tennis history, holding the #1 ranking for a record 186 consecutive weeks from 1987-'90 and a record 377 weeks total (over 7 years, almost 1/4 her life)!
Graf was ranked #1 for 377 weeks, almost a year longer than Navratilova's 331 despite her much shorter career, and was ranked #1 at the end of the year 8 times compared to 7.
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 Steffi Graf Calls It Quits - CBS News
Steffi Graf, one of just five players to complete the tennis Grand Slam in one year and a dominating force for more than a decade, retired from the sport Friday, saying her "motivation wasn't what it was in the past."
Graf was the latest in a string of big-star athletes to retire this year, joining a list headed by Michael Jordan, John Elway, Wayne Gretzky, Barry Sanders and Boris Becker, another German whose rise to the top of men's tennis in the mid-1980s paralleled her own leap to stardom.
Graf said she plans a farewell tour of exhibition matches later this year, and will concentrate on her marketing company and developing young German talent.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1999/08/13/sports/main58084.shtml   (1026 words)

 Steffi Graf announces retirement
Last month Graf said she would probably leave the women's tour at the end of the year.
But Seles was stabbed by a deranged Graf fan during a tournament in 1993 in Hamburg, interrupting her career for two years.
Graf spent long spells off the circuit and began losing to lower ranked players she would normally beat with ease.
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 Steffi Graf - Class of 2004 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame
Graf, 34, is a former World No. 1 ranked player, spending a massive total of 377 (non-consecutive) weeks at No. 1, reigning for a record 186 consecutive weeks (August 17, 1987- March 10, 1991) - more than any man or woman.
Graf was a member of the German Fed Cup team for 7 years (1986-'87, '89, '91-'93, '96).
Graf completed her Fed Cup career playing in 20 ties, with an overall win-loss record of 28-4 (20-2 in singles and 8-2 in doubles).
www.tennisfame.org /enshrinees/graf.html   (476 words)

 Steffi Graf High Quality Photos
Steffi and Andre Agassi were spotted together having dinner, watching a boxing match in Las Vegas, and in practice courts together.
The famous hop of Steffi Graf after Martina Hingis played a shot long on match point in a score of 4-6 7-5 6-2.
It was the last title of Graf making her grandslam total to 22.
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 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Steffi Graf Gives Birth to Daughter 'Jaz'
Former tennis star Steffi Graf has given birth to a daughter, her second child with tennis player husband Andre Agassi, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Former tennis star Steffi Graf has given birth to a daughter, her second child with tennis player husband Andre Agassi, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
Graf, who is German, won 22 grand slam titles during her tennis career.
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 Steffi Graf Photos - Steffi Graf News - Steffi Graf Information
As a young tennis player, Steffi won numerous juniors tournaments and in 1982, at the age of 12, she won the European Championships 12s and 18s.
Steffi: Yeah, because I did have a few weeks off with my wrist surgery, and I didn't expect to be back so quickly and then so well.
Steffi: The tennis wasn't really very much on my mind, so it wasn't like I was thinking about it all the time.
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 Steffi Graf Makes Return to Pro Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Steffi Graf made her first pro appearance since her retirement six years ago, playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches in the World TeamTennis league Tuesday night.
Graf, 36, rallied to tie Elena Likhovtseva 4-4 before losing 5-3 in the tiebreaker of her singles match for the Houston Wranglers.
Graf played an exhibition match last year in Germany against Gabriela Sabatini, but this was her first pro match since she stepped away from the game.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/13/sports/s003732D99.DTL   (242 words)

 TIME Europe | Heroes 2004
Dropping in on the Cape Town project, for instance, she was moved by the children's cheerfulness in the face of misery.
In 1993, a disturbed Graf fan stabbed Monica Seles and professed to have done it for his idol; he was sentenced to two years' probation.
This spring, in a poll published by TV magazine tv14, Graf was voted "the Germans' greatest role model" for her trustworthiness and authenticity.
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 Steffi Graf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Steffi Graf was born on June 14, 1969 in Bruehl, West Germany.
Steffi is married to tennis great Andre Agassi and they have one child.
Steffi has won 22 Grand Slam single titles- 7 at Wimbledon, 6 at the French Open, 5 at the U.S. Open and 4 at the Australian Open.
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 Celebrity Astrology - Tennis Star Steffi Graf at www.findyourfate.com
She tends to have a very quick intellect fired by curiosity and a rational mind, and her strong sense of logic enables her to grasp the elements of a situation or subject quickly.
indicates that Steffi is fairly shy and her affections are severely inhibited as a result.
Seven planets in Mutable signs suggests that Steffi has a tendency to dissipate her energies through a scatter-gun approach to life.
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 Steffi Graf Biography (Tennis Player) — FactMonster.com
Steffi Graf was the dominant women's tennis player of the early 1990s.
During the first half of the 1990s she and Spain's Arantxa Sanchez Vicario had one of the more exciting rivalries in tennis, with Graf emerging as the stronger player.
Steffi Graf - Steffi Graf Born: June 14, 1969 German tennis player won Grand Slam and Olympic gold medal in 1988...
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 Steffi Graf - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Steffi Graf and Stefan Edberg have been elected to the Hall of Fame in the Recent Player category, while Dodo CHeney has benn elected in the Master Player category.
A panel of international tennis media elected Graf and Edberg, each requiring at least a 75% favorable vote for induction.
Including Graf, Edberg and Cheney, the International Tennis Hall of Fame has inducted 186 people representing 18 countries since its establishment in 1954.
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