Friday, 16 February 2018

Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf

Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf (German elocution: [ˈʃtɛfiː ˈgʁa:f]; conceived 14 June 1969) is a German previous expert tennis player. She was positioned world No. 1 and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles put her second on the rundown of real wins in the female rivalry since the presentation of the Open Era in 1968 and is third unequaled behind Margaret Court (24) and Serena Williams (23). In 1988, she turned into the first and final tennis player (male or female) to accomplish the Golden Slam by winning each of the four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold award in a similar schedule year. Besides, she is the main tennis player to have won every Grand Slam competition no less than four times.

Alongside comrade Boris Becker, Graf was viewed as instrumental in advancing tennis in Germany, where it has remained an exceptionally famous game from that point forward.

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. Her general record in 56 Grand Slam occasions was 282– 32 (89 percent) (87– 10 at the French Open, 75– 7 at Wimbledon, 73– 9 at the US Open, and 47– 6 at the Australian Open). Her vocation prize-cash income totalled US$21,895,277 (a record until the point that Lindsay Davenport outperformed this sum in January 2008). Her singles win-misfortune record was 900– 115 (88.7 percent). She was positioned World No. 1 for 186 sequential weeks (from August 1987 to March 1991, tied with Serena Williams, a record in the ladies' amusement) and a record add up to 377 weeks generally.

Graf was voted the ITF World Champion in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995 and 1996. She was voted the WTA Player Of The Year in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996. She was chosen as the German Sportsperson of the Year in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1999.

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

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