She was ranked world No. Inshe became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Graf was ranked world No.
Melbourne : Tennis great Steffi Graf has backed Serena Williams to match and even beat Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam titles, saying the American's determination and experience will get her over the line. Williams, 37, has won 23 majors so far over a storied career and is gunning to match Court's mark at the Melbourne Open on the Australian's home territory. She pulled clear of Graf's 22 by winning at Melbourne Park in while eight weeks pregnant and many already consider her the greatest of all time.
The German legend turns 50 on Friday and Kerber wrote a heartfelt letter to Graf on Bild for the occasion. It seems to me like yesterday that I was sitting in front of the TV at home watching your matches to the last point. I was excited, of course, but rather out of anticipation, because I secretly always had that good, confident feeling when you entered the court. The ease with which you swept the courts impressed me from the beginning.
Today German tennis legend Steffi Graf is celebrating her 50th birthday. The time grand slam champion achieved numerous records throughout her career and some of them are still standing this present day. Including being the only person to have won every grand slam at least four times.
Topics: TennisOlympian. Few will ever have the privilege to say that they truly the best at something. Professional tennis player and Sports Speaker Steffi Graf has enjoyed the privilege for years.
Steffi Graf44, was born in Germany. She is married to Andre Agassihas two children and lives in Las Vegas. She runs the charity Children For Tomorrow.
The German former player said: "The tour constantly evolves. Tennis, men's or women's, became professional. There are so many information to learn to prepare, train, eat well.
Sign in. Steffi Graf started playing tennis at age 3, coached by her father. Under the local tennis program, as the best girl player, she was matched up against the worst boy player -- who was usually Boris Becker.