|Steffi Graf, 2010|
|Birthday:||June 14, 1969|
|1st professional season:||1982|
|Resignation:||August 13, 1999|
|Playing hand:||Right, one-handed backhand|
|Prize money:||$ 21,895,277|
|Career record:||900: 115|
|Highest ranking:||1 (August 17 1987)|
|Weeks as No. 1:||377|
|Career record:||173: 72|
|Highest ranking:||3 (March 2 1987)|
|Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )|
Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (born June 14, 1969 in Mannheim ) is a former German tennis player . With 22 Grand Slam tournaments won and a record of 377 weeks at the top of the world rankings, she is one of the most successful players in history. In 1988 she won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic Games , making her the first tennis player and the only person to win the Golden Slam in her sport .
The 1970s: the beginning
Steffi Graf was three years old when she picked up a tennis racket for the first time in 1973 in her home town of Brühl . These first attempts were inspired by father Peter Graf (1938–2013). He worked as an insurance salesman and used car dealer, discovered tennis for himself at the age of 27 and within a few years made it a player in the German regional league and a qualified tennis coach. Peter Graf became aware of his daughter's motor skills at an early age and encouraged them through increasingly difficult tasks. Just two years later, daughter Stefanie won the traditional “Puppy Tournament” in Munich . In 1977 the only seven-year-old achieved further tournament victories. Convinced of the daughter's exceptional talent, Peter Graf gave up his previous professions two years later and from then on devoted himself exclusively to his daughter's sporting success. He also hired the Polish tennis player Daniela Nosek, former number 92 in the women's world rankings, as a partner for his daughter.
1980–1986: Rise of a "child prodigy"
In 1981 Graf started at the German indoor championships for adults and caused a sensation: Eva Pfaff , who was eightieth in the world rankings at the time , was only able to win against Graf after three contested sets. The game of the eleven-year-olds was characterized above all by speed and a hard hit forehand, with which she repeatedly managed to determine the game. Graf was referred to in the German trade press as a “child prodigy”. When asked , the national coach at the time, Klaus Hofsäss , said Graf was the greatest talent that has ever existed in Germany. In her age group she is without competition worldwide.
In 1982, when he was thirteen, Graf won the German Youth Championship for eighteen-year-olds. On October 18, 1982, at the age of thirteen years and four months, she was registered as a professional player with the WTA . In view of the unusually early point in time when they switched to the professionals, both father and daughter received approval as well as criticism. Quite a few experts and trainers feared the rapid mental and physical burnout of the talent of the century. Graf responded to these objections with the words: “But that's how I want it.” A week later, she appeared in the world rankings for the first time, as number 214. She was initially the youngest player ever to appear in the ranking. Graf made her debut at the indoor tournament in Filderstadt , where she met the twenty-year-old former world number one Tracy Austin in the first round , to whom she was clearly defeated with 4: 6 and 0: 6. Austin, himself a former “child prodigy” and the youngest winner of the US Open , was unimpressed and, in view of the increasing international interest in Steffi Graf, said there are hundreds of girls in America with the same skills.
1983 Graf first played at the French Open in Paris and reached the second round there. Despite the early defeat, the focus of the professional world was increasingly on the young Germans. In September she reached the junior women's semifinals at the US Open. Graf's unusually hard hit forehand gave rise to various technical analyzes for the first time. Experts expressed the opinion that Graf is the best thirteen-year-old tennis player has seen so far. At the end of the year she was number 98 in the world rankings. With a special permit from the state of Baden-Württemberg , father and daughter decided together that Steffi should leave secondary school .
In 1984 Graf reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open and Wimbledon . On the grass pitch there, the experienced Briton Jo Durie had to use all her strength to hold down the fifteen-year-old opponent 9: 7 in the third set. Eyewitness Kathleen McKane Godfree , a two-time Wimbledon winner in the 1920s, expressed her belief in the face of the game that Graf would be hard to beat in two years' time. A few weeks later, fifteen-year-old Graf won the show-run Olympic tournament in Los Angeles as the youngest participant in the field. In autumn of that year she defeated a top ten player for the first time in the quarter-finals of Claudia Kohde-Kilsch at the tournament in Filderstadt and thus reached the final of a WTA tournament for the first time. At the end of the year, Graf was ranked 22nd in the world.
In 1985 she reached the second round in Paris and Wimbledon. At the end of the year she was in 6th place in the world rankings without having won a tournament. The year began with her father deciding not to attend the Australian Open, which was supposed to benefit physical regeneration and improve playing skills. At the clay court tournament in Miami , Graf met in the semifinals for the first time the best baseline player of her time, world number two Chris Evert ; she was subject to her. The two also faced each other in Hilton Head, Berlin and Paris over the course of the year - each with the better end for Evert. Graf also reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon. There she narrowly failed in three sets against the world number four and lawn specialist Pam Shriver , but already indicated her potential for the fastest places. At the US Open in Flushing Meadows , the German then made it into the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. A premiere took place here: The sixteen-year-old “child prodigy” met Martina Navrátilová (then 29 years old), who, together with Chris Evert, had dominated women's world tennis at will since the early 1980s. Navrátilová won 6-2 and 6-3. When asked, she emphasized that Graf had everything to get to the top if she was not injured. In 1985 Steffi Graf already won over half a million DM in prize money.
Navrátilová's prediction came true quickly: Graf won a total of eight tournaments in 1986. At the end of the year she was third in the ranking and only had the two Americans in front of her. At the hard court tournaments in spring there was again a clash with Evert, who clearly won both finals in two sets. A little later, however, Graf won the clay court tournament in Hilton Head Island . She beat the world number two 6: 4 and 7: 5 and won her first tournament win among the professional players. At the home tournament of the Germans, at the German Open in Berlin , there was another memorable encounter: In the final, Graf and the world number one Navrátilová played against each other for the third time - and the sixteen-year-old surprisingly beat the American tennis legend 6: 2 and 6: 3. This was visibly emotionally moved in view of the first defeat against the teenager, in which the international group of experts already saw the heir to the throne of the American. Graf later also reached the semifinals of the US Open. Again, defending champion Navrátilová was her opponent. The faster hard court was more suited to the serve and volley game Navrátilovás and she won just 6: 1, 6: 7 (3: 6) and 7: 6 (10: 8). In the subsequent indoor season Graf reached the final of the final Virginia Slim Championships of the best tennis players of the year - again against Navrátilová. Here, too, Graf lost in two sentences. At the end of the year she was still third in the world rankings.
1987: The year of the breakthrough: victory in Paris and first in the world rankings
The year 1987 brought the final breakthrough and was dominated by the duel with Martina Navrátilová. Graf lost only two of 75 matches, won eleven tournaments, won a Grand Slam tournament for the first time and took the lead in the world rankings.
As in the previous year, Graf skipped the first Grand Slam tournament of the year and worked on improving her game. Her forehand had become even harder. It became the best stroke in women's tennis, with which the Germans managed almost at will to open the court and dominate the rallies. It was at this time when the press gave expression to this fact and Graf also liked to refer to it as "Miss Forehand" and "Countess Merciless". With seven tournament wins and 45 victorious matches in a row, the young German managed one of the longest series of victories in women's tennis and the best start to the season so far. Graf's march began on the American hard courts in Boca Raton in the spring . At the following tournament in Key Biscayne , she was able to beat both world number one, Martina Navrátilová, and number two, Chris Evert, for the first time in the same tournament - both times clearly in two sets. Evert had just three games left in the final at 1: 6 and 2: 6. Graf's superiority continued flawlessly even after the move to the clay courts. After winning in Amelia Island , she also won in Rome and Berlin.
At the French Open in Paris there was an encounter between Steffi Graf, who has been undefeated for 44 games, and the two-time Roland Garros winner Martina Navrátilová in the final . The first set went 6: 4 to the Germans, before Navrátilová also won the second round 6: 4. The third set turned out to be competitive and tight: With a score of 5: 4, the American looked like the sure winner on her own serve. Ultimately, however, Graf won 8: 6 - she was the youngest French Open winner to date.
A few weeks later there was another battle of strength between Graf and Navrátilová in the final of Wimbledon. It was also a duel for the lead in the tennis world rankings. The American won on the fast grass pitches 7: 5 and 6: 3. The course of the game made two things clear: if there were baseline duels, the American was just as helpless as other players on the WTA Tour against the German forehand hit hard . If she managed to keep Graf on her backhand side with the serves and attacks, on which the German only knew how to answer with undercut balls, she usually had the better end for herself. Press voices stated that Graf would have to improve here by next year in order to be a threat to the best lawn player of all time.
Despite the defeat at the most important tennis tournament, Graf moved closer and closer to Martina Navrátilová, who has remained unchanged in the ranking for years. The final defeat on Church Road was Graf's first loss of the season. Their point average rose steadily while Navrátilová's lead melted. On August 17, 1987, the expected change of power in women's tennis took place. Steffi Graf became the new number one in the tennis world rankings with a victory over Chris Evert in the final of Manhattan Beach. She replaced Martina Navrátilová, who had held the top position since 1978 with a few interruptions. At the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, the two of them met again in the final almost logically. It turned out that the American still had advantages on the faster floors. She won again against the young German, this time 7: 6 and 6: 1. Navrátilová claimed that she had two and Graf only one victory in the four most important tournaments. But the German ended the year with a total of 75 wins and only two defeats as number 1. The Brühlerin defended her world rankings until March 10, 1991 and remained world number one for a record 186 weeks in a row.
1988–1990: Golden Slam and Dominance
|1938||Don Budge||Men's singles|
Ken McGregor Frank Sedgman
|1953||Maureen Connolly||Ladies singles|
with various partners
|1962||Rod Laver||Men's singles|
Margaret Smith Ken Fletcher
with various partners
with various partners
|1969||Rod Laver||Men's singles|
|1970||Margaret Court||Ladies singles|
Martina Navratilova Pam Shriver
|1988||Steffi Graf||Ladies singles|
with various partners
1987 brought Steffi Graf to the top of the world rankings with 14 tournament wins and only two defeats. But it was the 1988 season that turned out to be the best of the Germans, which made tennis history by winning the Golden Slam and which was perhaps the best year ever for a professional player. Graf won in Melbourne , Paris , Wimbledon and on September 10th at the US Open . This made her the first player since Margaret Smith Court in 1970 and only the third player ever to complete a regular Grand Slam. She also won the gold medal in singles and the bronze medal in doubles with Claudia Kohde-Kilsch at the Olympic Games in Seoul , making her the first player in history to achieve the so-called Golden Slam , winning all four Grand Slam tournaments plus the Olympic gold medal within one calendar year. At Wimbledon, she ended Navrátilová's supremacy. Their annual record included 72 wins with only three defeats. The German was twice defeated by Gabriela Sabatini, who was almost the same age . The Argentine, with whom Graf also fought contested duels at the French Open, the US Open and the Olympic Games, appeared to many experts as the future challenger of the Germans. Graf was elected World Sportswoman of the Year and made an honorary citizen of the municipality of Brühl. At Wimbledon, Steffi Graf also won the doubles competition together with Gabriela Sabatini.
In 1989 Graf again won the Grand Slam tournaments in Wimbledon, Melbourne and New York. Only in Paris she had to admit defeat 6: 7, 6: 3 and 5: 7 to the Spaniard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the final, which prevented a double Grand Slam. The German suffered a second narrow defeat in the final at Amelia Island, where they lost 6-3, 3-6 and 5-7 against Gabriela Sabatini. Graf's annual record, the second best of all time, was 86 wins and 2 losses. The German won 14 tournaments and reached the final of all 16 tournaments. Graf was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sport Foundation . She was also honored with the Associated Press Athlete of the Year award . By 1989 Graf had already won over DM 10 million in prize money.
1990–1992: The press and a new rival
Graf's unbroken dominance lasted until April 1990. Between 1988 and the Australian Open in January, she won eight of the nine Grand Slam tournaments. After her third win in Melbourne, Graf won in Tokyo, Amelia Island and Hamburg. She had not lost a game since the final of the French Open in June of the previous year. Graf's longest winning streak to date and its superiority meant that the expected victories were only measured in terms of the number of games played or the total duration of matches. Experts speculated about the few remaining victories that remained to wipe out Navrátilová's record of 74 consecutive match wins.
In the spring of 1990, father Peter Graf was targeted by the German tabloid press. The Bild newspaper alleged an affair with a nude model with whom he had fathered a child. At the height of these revelations, his daughter had to admit defeat to the young, aspiring Yugoslavian Monica Seles for the first time at the German Open in Berlin . It was Graf's first defeat after 66 wins in a row, the second longest winning streak of all time. Last year Seles had brought Graf to the brink of defeat as a fifteen-year-old in the semifinals of the French Open. She became more and more a serious challenger for Graf, who also suffered an unusually large number of defeats against other competitors during this period: In 1990 (in Melbourne against Mary Joe Fernández ), 1991 (in Wimbledon against Gabriela Sabatini) and 1992 (again in Wimbledon against Monica Seles) Graf only won one Grand Slam tournament per year. The other Grand Slam titles went to Monica Seles in 1991 and 1992. On March 10, 1991, Graf had to hand over the leadership in the world rankings to Seles for the first time. This was preceded by a defeat against her former doubles partner Gabriela Sabatini at the WTA tournament in Boca Raton (USA). The final of the Olympic tennis tournament in Barcelona in 1992 also brought a surprise: Graf, the big favorite, lost to the only 16-year-old American Jennifer Capriati . However, Graf won three out of five games against Seles in the time when she was first in the world.
1993–1996: The second phase of dominance
In 1993 Graf won the Grand Slam tournaments in Paris, Wimbledon and New York and returned to number one in the world rankings. However, this success was overshadowed by an assassination attempt: At the WTA tournament in April 1993 in Hamburg, the psychologically conspicuous German Graf fan Günter Parche stabbed Monica Seles in the back with a knife, who had previously been in the world rankings. Seles, who made the assassination difficult especially mentally, did not return to the women's tour until two years later.
At the beginning of 1994, Graf won the fourth Grand Slam title in a row with her success in Melbourne and thus a second, "fake" (since not completed within a calendar year) Grand Slam.
In 1995 and 1996 she won in Paris, Wimbledon and New York, respectively. Graf won both US Open titles against Monica Seles, who returned after a two-year break. The final in 1995 was a hard-fought game: Graf won 7: 6, 0: 6, 6: 3. The first signs of physical wear and tear became noticeable: Graf had to avoid participating in the Australian Open in Melbourne injured in both years.
1996–1998: Injury problems and tax scandal
Investigations by the Mannheim public prosecutor's office against Steffi Graf and her father Peter began as early as 1995. Both were accused of tax evasion , since entry fees and prize money in the accounts of foreign companies repeatedly disappeared and the actual proceeds did not match those declared to the tax office. Peter Graf was due darkening and risk of flight in August 1995 custody taken in early 1997 it became a prison sentence convicted of three years and nine months. The preliminary investigation against Steffi Graf was finally stopped by the public prosecutor's office against a monetary requirement (§ 153a Abs. 1 StPO ) , because she could credibly assure that she had no idea about her finances while concentrating entirely on sport - and she was also “active in the Damage reparation cooperated ”. The media reported that almost all of the Graf family's assets had to be used for the immense tax back payments in order to avoid further prosecution. By 1996 Steffi Graf had won over DM 32 million in prize money, earned around DM 54 million through sponsorship contracts and over DM 9 million through exhibition fights.
In 1997 Graf played only 19 games in five tournaments (16 wins, three losses - all against the South African Amanda Coetzer ). She lost the lead in the world rankings to Martina Hingis . In June of the same year, she also injured her knee, had to undergo an operation and could not play on the WTA Tour for over twelve months. On June 8, 1998, she was no longer in the world rankings for the first time since 1983.
1999: Comeback and resignation
|6th||/ / Monica Seles||178|
|As of October 9, 2017|
In 1999 the now 29-year-old Graf won another Grand Slam tournament. In the final of the French Open, she defeated the 18-year-old world number one Martina Hingis. The meeting of the long-injured Germans with their Swiss successor was accompanied by Hingis' negative comments about Graf's playing ability. On the day before the final, Hingis announced that her victory tomorrow would show that the generation change had finally taken place.
In fact, towards the end of the second set, the Swiss already looked like the sure winner. She was only three points away from victory before Graf turned the game around and clearly won the third round 6-2. Graf later described this victory as "the most beautiful of her career". She declared that she would never play in Roland Garros again because there could be no better goodbye.
In view of this statement, speculation about Graf's imminent resignation made the rounds. At the Wimbledon tournament, Graf reached the mixed semi-finals for the first time together with the tennis idol of her youth, John McEnroe , which she then renounced after renewed knee problems and with regard to the individual final. She had previously defeated Venus Williams in three sets in the quarterfinals . In the final of the women's competition, Graf then lost to the American Lindsay Davenport .
Her finals brought her back to third place in the world rankings. After another defeat (injury-related task on August 3, 1999 at the WTA tournament in San Diego against Amy Frazier ), Graf announced her immediate retirement from professional tennis on August 13, 1999 at a press conference.
Steffi Graf has a brother who is two years younger. Her parents, Heidi and Peter Graf , divorced in 1998. In 1999 she separated from her long-term partner, the racing driver Michael Bartels . On October 22, 2001, she married the American tennis player Andre Agassi . The marriage resulted in a son (born October 26, 2001) and a daughter (born October 3, 2003).
In 1989 Steffi Graf was seen in a guest role in the German comedy Otto - Der Ausserfriesische . In 1999 she was voted Germany's Sportswoman of the Year for the fifth time . She is the founder and chair of the Children for Tomorrow charitable foundation , which cares for traumatized children around the world. For this she received the Marion Dönhoff Prize in 2011 . She also promoted the franchise company Mrs. Sporty GmbH, which operates sports clubs for women, and is a partner there.
She lives in Las Vegas .
|4th||Helen Wills Moody||19th|
|/ Martina Navratilova|
|Billie Jean King|
|As of January 28, 2017|
Graf achieved 22 victories in Grand Slam tournaments. She won the Australian Open four times, the US Open five times, the French Open six times and Wimbledon seven times. In this ranking she is only surpassed by the Australian Margaret Smith Court (24 Grand Slam titles) and Serena Williams. In 1988 Graf won all four Grand Slam tournaments of the calendar year, making her the third player in tennis history to complete the so-called Grand Slam after Maureen Connolly (1953) and Margaret Smith Court (1970). By winning the gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Graf achieved an unprecedented success that went down in tennis history as the “Golden Slam”.
Graf won a total of 107 tournaments and, after winning individual tournaments, took third place behind Martina Navrátilová and Chris Evert in the "eternal best list" of professional players.
Graf also won the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where tennis only had the status of an Olympic demonstration sport . She won the Tennis Masters five times (1987, 1989, 1993, 1995 and 1996) and with the German team twice the Fed Cup (1987 and 1992) and 1993 the Hopman Cup .
|1.||April 13, 1986||Hilton Head Island||WTA||sand||Chris Evert-Lloyd||6: 4, 7: 5|
|2.||April 20, 1986||Amelia Island||WTA||sand||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch||6: 4, 5: 7, 7: 6 3|
|3.||May 3, 1986||Indianapolis||WTA||sand||Gabriela Sabatini||2: 6, 7: 6 5 , 6: 4|
|4th||May 19, 1986||Berlin||WTA||sand||Martina Navrátilová||6: 2, 6: 3|
|5.||August 24, 1986||Mahwah||WTA||Hard court||Molly Van Nostrand||7: 5, 6: 1|
|6th||September 14, 1986||Tokyo||WTA||Carpet (hall)||Manuela Maleeva||6: 4, 6: 2|
|7th||October 12, 1986||Zurich||WTA||Carpet (hall)||Helena Suková||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4|
|8th.||October 26, 1986||Brighton||WTA||Carpet (hall)||Catarina Lindqvist||6: 3, 6: 3|
|9.||February 22, 1987||Boca Raton||WTA||Hard court||Helena Suková||6: 2, 6: 3|
|10.||March 7, 1987||Miami||WTA||Hard court||Chris Evert||6: 1, 6: 2|
|11.||April 12, 1987||Hilton Head Island||WTA||sand||Manuela Maleeva||6: 2, 4: 6, 6: 3|
|12.||April 19, 1987||Amelia Island||WTA||sand||Hana Mandlíková||6: 3, 6: 4|
|13.||May 10, 1987||Rome||WTA||sand||Gabriela Sabatini||7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 0|
|14th||May 17, 1987||Berlin||WTA||sand||Claudia Kohde-Kilsch||6: 2, 6: 3|
|15th||June 6, 1987||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Martina Navrátilová||6: 4, 4: 6, 8: 6|
|16.||August 16, 1987||Manhattan Beach||WTA||Hard court||Chris Evert||6: 3, 6: 4|
|17th||September 27, 1987||Hamburg||WTA||sand||Isabel Cueto||6: 2, 6: 2|
|18th||November 1, 1987||Zurich||WTA||Carpet (hall)||Hana Mandlíková||6: 2, 6: 2|
|19th||November 23, 1987||Masters, New York||WTA Tour Championships||Carpet (hall)||Gabriela Sabatini||4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 0, 6: 4|
|20th||January 23, 1988||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Chris Evert||6: 1, 7: 6 3|
|21st||March 5, 1988||San Antonio||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Katerina Maleewa||6: 4, 6: 1|
|22nd||March 26, 1988||Miami||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Chris Evert||6: 4, 6: 4|
|23.||May 15, 1988||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Helena Suková||6: 3, 6: 2|
|24.||4th June 1988||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Natallja Sverava||6-0, 6-0|
|25th||July 2nd, 1988||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Martina Navrátilová||5: 7, 6: 2, 6: 1|
|26th||July 31, 1988||Hamburg||WTA Tier IV||sand||Katerina Maleewa||6: 4, 6: 2|
|27.||August 28, 1988||Mahwah||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Nathalie Tauziat||6-0, 6-1|
|28.||September 10, 1988||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 3, 3: 6, 6: 1|
|29||October 1, 1988||Seoul||Olympic games||Hard court||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 3, 6: 3|
|30th||October 30, 1988||Brighton||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Manuela Maleeva||6: 2, 6: 0|
|31.||January 28, 1989||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Helena Suková||6: 4, 6: 4|
|32.||February 19, 1989||Fairfax||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Zina Garrison||6: 1, 7: 5|
|33.||March 5, 1989||San Antonio||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Ann Henricksson||6.1, 6: 4|
|34.||March 19, 1989||Boca Raton||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Chris Evert||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 3|
|35.||April 9, 1989||Hilton Head Island||WTA Tier II||sand||Natallja Sverava||6: 1, 6: 1|
|36.||May 7, 1989||Hamburg||WTA Tier IV||sand||Jana Novotná||walk-over|
|37.||May 21, 1989||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 3, 6: 1|
|38.||July 9, 1989||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Martina Navrátilová||6: 2, 6: 7 1 , 6: 1|
|39.||August 6, 1989||San Diego||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Zina Garrison||6: 4, 7: 5|
|40.||August 27, 1989||Mahwah||WTA Tier IV||Hard court||Andrea Temesvári||7: 5, 6: 2|
|41.||September 9, 1989||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Martina Navrátilová||3: 6, 7: 5, 6: 1|
|42.||October 22, 1989||Zurich||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Jana Novotná||6: 1, 7: 6 6|
|43.||October 29, 1989||Brighton||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Monica Seles||7: 5, 6: 4|
|44.||November 19, 1989||Masters, New York||WTA Tour Championships||Carpet (hall)||Martina Navrátilová||6: 4, 7: 5, 2: 6, 6: 2|
|45.||January 27, 1990||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Mary Joe Fernández||6: 3, 6: 4|
|46.||4th February 1990||Tokyo||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 1, 6: 2|
|47.||April 15, 1990||Amelia Island||WTA Tier II||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 1, 6: 0|
|48.||May 6, 1990||Hamburg||WTA Tier II||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||5: 7, 6: 0, 6: 1|
|49.||5th August 1990||Montreal||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Katerina Maleewa||6: 1, 6: 7 6 , 6: 3|
|50.||August 12, 1990||San Diego||WTA Tier III||Hard court||Manuela Maleewa-Fragniere||6: 3, 6: 2|
|51.||September 30, 1990||Leipzig||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 1, 6: 1|
|52.||October 14, 1990||Zurich||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 3, 6: 2|
|53.||October 28, 1990||Brighton||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Helena Suková||7: 5, 6: 3|
|54.||November 11, 1990||Worcester||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Gabriela Sabatini||7: 6 5 , 6: 3|
|55.||March 31, 1991||San Antonio||WTA Tier III||Hard court||Monica Seles||6: 4, 6: 3|
|56.||May 5, 1991||Hamburg||WTA Tier II||sand||Monica Seles||7: 5, 6: 7 4 , 6: 3|
|57.||May 20, 1991||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 4: 6, 7: 6 6|
|58.||July 6, 1991||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 4, 3: 6, 8: 6|
|59.||October 6, 1991||Leipzig||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Jana Novotná||6: 3, 6: 3|
|60.||October 13, 1991||Zurich||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Nathalie Tauziat||6: 4, 6: 4|
|61.||October 27, 1991||Brighton||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Zina Garrison||5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 1|
|62.||March 8, 1992||Boca Raton||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Conchita Martínez||3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 0|
|63.||May 3, 1992||Hamburg||WTA Tier II||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||7: 6 5 , 6: 2|
|64.||17th May 1992||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||4: 6, 7: 5, 6.2|
|65.||4th July 1992||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Monica Seles||6: 2, 6: 1|
|66.||4th October 1992||Leipzig||WTA Tier III||Carpet (hall)||Jana Novotná||6: 3, 1: 6, 6.4|
|67.||October 11, 1992||Zurich||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Martina Navrátilová||2: 6, 7: 5, 7: 5|
|68.||October 25, 1992||Brighton||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Jana Novotná||4: 6, 6: 4, 7: 6 3|
|69.||November 15, 1992||Philadelphia||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 3: 6, 6: 1|
|70.||March 7, 1993||Delray Beach||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 4, 6: 3|
|71.||April 4, 1993||Hilton Head Island||WTA Tier I||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||7: 6 8 , 6: 1|
|72.||May 16, 1993||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Gabriela Sabatini||7: 6 3 , 2: 6, 6: 4|
|73.||5th June 1993||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Mary Joe Fernández||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4|
|74.||3rd July 1993||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Jana Novotná||7: 6 6 , 1: 6, 6: 4|
|75.||August 8, 1993||San Diego||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 1|
|76.||22nd August 1993||Toronto||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Jennifer Capriati||6: 1, 0: 6, 6: 3|
|77.||September 11, 1993||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Helena Suková||6: 3, 6: 3|
|78.||3rd October 1993||Leipzig||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Jana Novotná||6: 2, 6: 0|
|79.||November 21, 1993||Masters, New York||WTA Tour Championships||Carpet (hall)||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 1, 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 1|
|80.||January 29, 1994||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6-0, 6-2|
|81.||February 6, 1994||Tokyo||WTA Tier I||Carpet (hall)||Martina Navrátilová||6: 2, 6: 4|
|82.||February 27, 1994||Indian Wells||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Amanda Coetzer||6-0, 6-4|
|83.||March 6, 1994||Delray Beach||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 7: 5|
|84.||March 19, 1994||Miami||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Natallja Sverava||4: 6, 6: 1, 6: 2|
|85.||May 15, 1994||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Brenda Schultz||7: 6 6 , 6: 4|
|86.||August 7, 1994||San Diego||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 2, 6: 1|
|87.||February 19, 1995||Paris||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Mary Pierce||6: 2, 6: 2|
|88||March 12, 1995||Delray Beach||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Conchita Martínez||6: 2, 6: 4|
|89.||March 25, 1995||Miami||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Kimiko Date||6: 1, 6: 4|
|90.||April 16, 1995||Houston||WTA Tier II||sand||Åsa Carlsson||6: 1, 6: 1|
|91.||June 10, 1995||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 0|
|92.||July 8, 1995||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||4: 6, 6: 1, 7: 5|
|93.||September 9, 1995||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Monica Seles||7: 6 8 , 0: 6, 6: 3|
|94.||November 12, 1995||Philadelphia||WTA Tier I||Carpet (hall)||Lori McNeil||6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 3|
|95.||November 19, 1995||Masters, New York||WTA Tour Championships||Carpet (hall)||Anke Huber||6: 1, 2: 6, 6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 3|
|96.||March 16, 1996||Indian Wells||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Conchita Martínez||7: 6 5 , 7: 6 5|
|97.||March 30, 1996||Miami||WTA Tier I||Hard court||Chanda Ruby||6: 1, 6: 3|
|98||May 19, 1996||Berlin||WTA Tier I||sand||Karina Habšudová||4: 6, 6: 2, 7: 5|
|99||June 8, 1996||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 6: 7 4 , 10: 8|
|100.||July 6, 1996||Wimbledon||Grand Slam||race||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 7: 5|
|101.||September 8, 1996||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Monica Seles||7: 5, 6: 4|
|102.||November 24, 1996||Masters, New York||WTA Tour Championships||Carpet (hall)||Martina Hingis||6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 0, 4: 6, 6: 0|
|103.||May 24, 1997||Strasbourg||WTA Tier III||sand||Mirjana Lučić||6: 2, 7: 5|
|104.||August 29, 1998||New Haven||WTA Tier II||Hard court||Jana Novotná||6: 4, 6: 1|
|105.||November 8, 1998||Leipzig||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Nathalie Tauziat||6: 3, 6: 4|
|106.||November 15, 1998||Philadelphia||WTA Tier II||Carpet (hall)||Lindsay Davenport||4: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4|
|107.||June 5, 1999||French Open||Grand Slam||sand||Martina Hingis||4: 6, 7: 5, 6: 2|
Career statistics and tournament record
|Tour Championships||-||-||-||-||HF | F.||S.||HF||S.||HF||VF||AF||S.||VF||S.||S.||-||HF||-
|Chicago||na or a. K.||-||na or a. K.||0|
|Boca Raton||na or a. K.||F.||S.||not carried out||1|
|Indian Wells||na or a. K.||-||HF||
|Miami||na or a. K.||S.||-||-||HF||HF||F.||S.||S.||S.||-||-||
|Hilton Head Island||na or a. K.||-||-||-||S.||-||-||-||-||-||-
|Rome||na or a. K.||-||-||-||-||-||-||VF||-||-||-
|Berlin||na or a. K.||S.||S.||F.||S.||S.||S.||S.||-||S.||VF||-||
|Montreal / Toronto||na or a. K.||S.||-||-||S.||F.||2||-||-||AF||-
|Tokyo||na or a. K.||HF||S.||-||-||F.||-||
|Zurich||na or a. K.||-||-||-||-||-||-||-
|Philadelphia||na or a. K.||F.||-||S.||na or a. K.||1|
|Moscow||na or a. K.||-||-||-
|Olympic games||not carried out||
|not carried out||
|not carried out||-
not carried out
|Hard court wins / defeats||0-0||1: 2||1: 2||19: 6||20: 3||27: 1||38: 1||37: 0||23: 1||23: 4||13: 2||32: 2||38: 2||17: 1||22: 2||3: 1||14: 5||14: 5
|Sand victories / defeats||0: 1||14: 7||7: 6||14: 4||24: 1||32-0||20: 1||23: 2||20: 2||19: 2||30: 3||21: 2||14: 2||11: 0||16: 1||10: 2||0-0||9: 1
|Turf wins / defeats||0-0||3: 4||7: 4||3: 1||0-0||6: 1||7-0||7-0||5: 1||7-0||7-0||7-0||0: 1||7-0||7-0||0-0||6: 2||6: 1
|Carpet victories / defeats||0-0||3: 2||4: 2||4: 2||19: 2||9-0||7: 1||19: 0||24: 1||16: 2||21: 2||16: 2||6: 1||12: 1||9: 1||3-0||13: 2||4: 2
|Overall wins / losses||0: 1||21:15||19:14||40:13||63: 6||74: 2||72: 3||86: 2||72: 5||65: 8||71: 7||76: 6||58: 6||47: 2||54: 4||16: 3||33: 9||33: 9
|World ranking points||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-
|N / A|
|N / A|
Explanation of symbols: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = entry into the final / semi-finals / quarter-finals / round of 16; 1, 2, 3 = elimination in the 1st / 2nd / 3rd main round; RR = Round Robin (group stage); na = not carried out; a. K. = other category; PO (playoff) = promotion and relegation round in the Fed Cup; K1, K2, K3 = participation in continental groups I, II, III in the Fed Cup.
Note: These statistics take into account all results individually, as stated on the WTA page. Only Category I WTA tournaments are shown .
|1987||French Open||Martina Navrátilová||6: 4, 4: 6, 8: 6|
|1988||Australian Open||Chris Evert||6: 1, 7: 6|
|1988||French Open||Natallja Sverava||6-0, 6-0|
|1988||Wimbledon||Martina Navrátilová||5: 7, 6: 2, 6: 1|
|1988||US Open||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 3, 3: 6, 6: 1|
|1989||Australian Open||Helena Suková||6: 4, 6: 4|
|1989||Wimbledon||Martina Navrátilová||6: 2, 6: 7, 6: 1|
|1989||US Open||Martina Navrátilová||3: 6, 7: 5, 6: 1|
|1990||Australian Open||Mary Joe Fernandez||6: 3, 6: 4|
|1991||Wimbledon||Gabriela Sabatini||6: 4, 3: 6, 8: 6|
|1992||Wimbledon||Monica Seles||6: 2, 6: 1|
|1993||French Open||Mary Joe Fernandez||4: 6, 6: 2, 6: 4|
|1993||Wimbledon||Jana Novotná||7: 6, 1: 6, 6: 4|
|1993||US Open||Helena Suková||6: 3, 6: 3|
|1994||Australian Open||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6-0, 6-2|
|1995||French Open||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 0|
|1995||Wimbledon||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||4: 6, 6: 1, 7: 5|
|1995||US Open||Monica Seles||7: 6, 0: 6, 6: 3|
|1996||French Open||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 6: 7, 10: 8|
|1996||Wimbledon||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||6: 3, 7: 5|
|1996||US Open||Monica Seles||7: 5, 6: 4|
|1999||French Open||Martina Hingis||4: 6, 7: 5, 6: 2|
- is the only person in tennis history to win the Golden Slam (1988).
- is one of three players, along with Margaret Court and Maureen Connolly , to win the Grand Slam (1988).
- is the only tennis player to have won the Grand Slam on four different surfaces ( Rebound Ace , Sand , Turf and Supreme Court ).
- is the only tennis player who has won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least four times.
- is the only tennis player who was able to successfully defend her title in all four Grand Slam tournaments and the only one who defended all titles in the first attempt.
- is the only tennis player alongside Serena Williams to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments in two different decades.
- is the only tennis player who won eight of the nine Grand Slam tournaments played (1988/1989/1990).
- is the only tennis player who has defeated the top three seeded players in a Grand Slam tournament.
- is the only player to have reached 13 Grand Slam finals in a row (French Open 1987 to French Open 1990).
- is the only player to have won at least six Grand Slam titles on hard court, clay and grass.
- shares the records for most quarter-finals in a row (19) and victories in a row (45) in Grand Slams with Martina Navrátilová.
- has the highest Grand Slam victory rate in the Open Era with 89.7% (278 wins and 32 defeats).
- is the only one who could reach all Grand Slam Finals in three seasons (1988, 1989, 1993).
- is the only player to win all Grand Slam matches in three seasons (1988, 1995, 1996).
- won the fastest victory in history in the final of a Grand Slam tournament (6: 0, 6: 0 in 32 minutes against Natallja Swerawa in the final of the French Open 1988).
- is next to the British Dorothea Lambert Chambers (1911 at Wimbledon) the only tennis player to have won a Grand Slam final 6-0 and 6-0 (French Open 1988).
- is the tennis player who finished the tennis year most often (eight times) as number 1 in the WTA world rankings .
- is with Serena Williams the tennis player who, at 186 weeks, was the longest uninterrupted number 1 in the world rankings (this record was valid until August 2007, including the men, until Roger Federer exceeded this mark).
- is the tennis player who, at 377 weeks, topped the world rankings for the longest time.
- is the only player to have reached all finals twice in one season on the tour (1987 and 1989).
Further personal bests
The balance of her career shows 900 wins and 115 losses. Their victory rate of 88.7% was only exceeded in professional tennis by Chris Evert (90%) and Margaret Court. Graf's best annual record, the second best of all times in the professional age, shows 86 wins and two defeats (1989). Between June 1989 and May 1990 she remained undefeated for 66 games in a row, this series was only surpassed by Martina Navrátilová in professional tennis. Graf reached 31 finals in Grand Slam tournaments as a single player, ranking third behind Chris Evert (34) and Martina Navrátilová (32). The 21 finals reached by Graf in direct succession (1986–1988) were only exceeded by Navrátilová (22). Graf won an amount of $ 21,891,306 in prize money, which was a record until January 2008, which was then outbid by Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open.
- ITF World Champion 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996
- WTA Player Of The Year 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
- German Sportswoman of the Year 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999
- European Sportswoman of the Year 1987, 1988, 1995 / Union of European Sports Journalists (UEPS)
- 1987: World Sportswoman of the Year ( La Gazzetta dello Sport )
- European Sportswoman of the Year 1988, 1989 / Polska Agencja Prasowa (PAP)
- 1988: Honorary citizen of the Brühl community
- 1988: World Sportswoman of the Year / Women's Sports Foundation
- 1989: Golden Camera
- 1995: Player of the Year / Tennis Magazine
- 1995: Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award
- 1999: Award of the Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain
- 1999: German TV Prize Special Prize together with Boris Becker
- 1999: Olympic Order of the IOC
- 1999: Female Athlete Of The Century (Category: Ball Sports)
- 2002: Merit Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- 2004: Induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island (USA)
- 2004: Honorary Citizen of the State of Baden-Württemberg
- 2007: Awarded the German Media Prize together with Andre Agassi
- 2008: Induction into the Hall of Fame of German Sports
- 2009: Federal Cross of Merit (on ribbon)
- 2011: Marion Dönhoff Prize sponsorship for her Children for Tomorrow Foundation
- The North Korean Post issued a postage stamp with a picture of Steffi Graf in 1987.
- In 1992, the group Die zufahren Schulkinder recorded the song I Wanna Make Love to Steffi Graf , against which an injunction was filed. The Hanover District Court ordered on September 28, 1992 that the phonograms had to be confiscated nationwide . The song is therefore subject to a distribution ban in Germany and may no longer be sold. In addition, the group had to pay DM 60,000 in damages.
- In 1993 the rose breeder Karl Hetzel introduced a pink tea hybrid called 'Steffi Graf' in Germany .
- In 1994, Guildo Horn sang I like Steffi Graf, a hymn of praise for the sportswoman who was not commercially successful, but with whom Horn took 3rd place in the ZDF hit parade when it first appeared. The song appeared on six of his CDs, including four and five (two similar album versions) music albums. The melody comes from the Bee Gees hit How Deep Is Your Love .
- The British actor, comedian and musician Hugh Laurie also sang a song about Steffi Graf. I'm in Love with Steffi Graf is a satirical declaration of love to the athlete based on the assassination attempt on Monica Seles.
- From 1994 to 1998 and from 2010 Steffi Graf campaigned for Unilever - deodorant Rexona. In addition, she was or is advertising for Barilla and Teekanne .
- From 2000 to 2002 Steffi Graf was involved in the new economy company Terrific AG
- In October 2013, Nintendo published several spots with Steffi Graf and her husband André Agassi for games on the Wii consoles.
- In October 2017, the Berlin hip-hop duo Zugezzug Maskulin released the album Alle gegen Alle , which includes a song called Steffi Graf .
- with Karlheinz Schmidt: My mental fitness program: How to get in top form . Goldmann, Munich 2000, 191 pp. ISBN 3-442-16315-3 (Goldmann, 16315).
- with Karlheinz Schmidt: Paths to Success. [successful, healthy and powerful: this is how you get in top form, both physically and mentally. Tips on nutrition and exercise. With special section: Lipamine]. Midena, Augsburg 1999, 192 pp. ISBN 3-310-00614-X .
- with Hans-Dieter Schütt : Steffi Graf: Superstar. Portrait. Sportverlag, Berlin 1993, 288 pp. ISBN 3-328-00581-1 .
- Steffi Graf - a portrait of Friedrich Bohnenkamp, SWR, first broadcast on May 20, 2012, 100 minutes. Description of content at Moviepilot.
- ZDF-History: Steffi Graf - a German world star, portrait on her birthday on June 14th (50 years). ZDF 2019, first broadcast on 5./6. May 2019, 43 minutes. Available until May 4, 2020.
- Steffi Graf - A tennis legend turns 50 (1/2) , June 15, 2019. Documentation and report. rbb television. Available until June 15, 2020.
- Steffi Graf - A tennis legend turns 50 (2/2) , June 15, 2019. Documentation and report. rbb television. Available until June 15, 2020.
- Klaus Brinkbäumer, Hans Leyendecker, Heiner Schimmöller: Rich Steffi, poor child: The Graf files . Spiegel-Buchverlag, Hamburg 1996, ISBN 3-455-15005-5 .
- Rolf Hauschild, Hansjörg Falz: Thank you, Steffi: The unforgettable years of the Queen of the Center Court . Sportverlag, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-328-00867-5 .
- Doris Henkel: Steffi Graf (sports superstars) . Copress Verlag, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-7679-0431-4 .
- Sue Heady: Steffi: Despite everything . Heel, Königswinter 1996, ISBN 3-89365-498-4 .
- Ron Knapp: Sports Greats: Steffi Graf . Enslow Publishers 1995.
- Hans Reski, Irmgard Stoffels Lübbe: Steffi Graf. Life and career of the German tennis miracle . Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1987, ISBN 3-404-61102-0 .
- Marita Weber: Steffi Graf: Serve to success, a dream has come true . Delphin-Verlag, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-7735-5355-2 .
- WTA profile of Steffi Graf (English)
- ITF profile of Steffi Graf (English)
- Fed Cup statistics from Steffi Graf (English)
- Steffi Graf in the "International Tennis Hall of Fame" (English; with picture)
- Steffi Graf in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Steffi Graf - Official Website
- Literature by and about Steffi Graf in the catalog of the German National Library
- Steffi Graf. In: FemBio. Women's biography research (with references and citations).
- Portrait, dates and biography of Steffi Graf in the Hall of Fame of German Sports
- ↑ Guido Knopp: Steffi Graf wins the Golden Slam in: Great moments of the Germans . Edel Elements, 2017, ISBN 978-3-95530-969-5 ( limited preview in Google book search).
- ↑ Steffi Graf, in: Stephanie Wodianka and Juliane Ebert: Metzler Lexicon of Modern Myths: Figures, Concepts, Events, Metzler Verlag, 2014, p. 181 
- ↑ Boris Becker on Steffi Graf: “She wasn't called the Countess for nothing” , neuepresse.de, June 11, 2019
- ↑ No.1 Spotlight: Steffi Graf ( memento from January 22, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), wtatennis.com
- ^ Scandal, big affairs in Germany, documentation ZDFinfo from May 4, 2019
- ↑ TheForehand: Steffi Graf vs. M. Navratilova - French Open Final 1987 10/13. October 25, 2009, accessed February 1, 2016 .
- ^ Deutsche Welle - Calendar sheet for September 10, 1988
- ^ Scandal, big affairs in Germany, documentation ZDFinfo from May 4, 2019
- ^ Westdeutsche Zeitung: Mannesmann process = by Horst Kuhnes , presseportal.de
- ^ Scandal, big affairs in Germany , documentation ZDFinfo from May 4, 2019
- ↑ Steffi Graf: The German "Tennis Countess" ( Memento from November 1, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), helloarticle.com
- ^ The long way of Stefanie Maria Graf to herself , welt.de
- ↑ Tears and triumph in Roland Garros: Steffi Graf against Martina Hingis , tennisnet.com
- ↑ Martina Hingis got married - honeymoon in the Maldives , happytimes-online.de
- ↑ RZ-Online (News): Steffi Graf declares his immediate resignation. Retrieved April 15, 2017 .
- ↑ Heidi Graf - I live again welt.de, December 3, 2000.
- ↑ What is actually doing ... Michael Bartels , stern.de
- ↑ Why tennis professionals don't want tennis children , tagesspiegel.de
- ^ Organization - Children for Tomorrow. Retrieved April 15, 2017 .
- ↑ How it all began. Retrieved June 23, 2019 .
- ^ Graf Shuts Out Zvereva to Gain French Open Title. In: nytimes.com. June 5, 1988, accessed June 3, 2018 .
- ↑ North Korea - circa 1987: a stamp printed in North Korea shows Steffi G ( memento of April 7, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ p. 6
- ↑ 'Steffi Graf' Rose. HelpMeFind, accessed October 17, 2014 .
- ↑ Lyrics of I like Steffi Graf on lyriki.com
- ↑ Information about the song on hitparade.ch
- ↑ Guildo Horn - The Big Bald with the Insane Eye , Focus Online, accessed June 28, 2009
- ↑ I didn't dare to show how much music was important to me - a love song for Steffi Graf. On: zeit.de, June 8, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2011
- ↑ Sarah Obernosterer: Steffi Graf is promoting Rexona again ( memento from August 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) , June 16, 2010, accessed on June 30, 2012
- ↑ Horizont:  , August 4, 2000, accessed on May 8, 2013
- ↑ Handelsblatt:  , May 10, 2002, accessed on May 8, 2013
- ↑ Horizon:  October 29, 2013, accessed on November 2, 2013
- ↑ Lou: Zugezzug Masculin perform new track "Steffi Graf" live [video]. In: rap.de. September 20, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2018 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Count, Stefanie Maria|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German tennis player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 14, 1969|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Mannheim , Germany|