50 years old (Born on June 14, 1969)
former World No. 1 ranked female tennis player from Germany; She is famous from US Open.Won a legal battle against Microsoft Germany about fake nude photos of her that were posted on a Web site run by the company. The photos were replaced in June at Graf's request, but the company declined to sign a formal agreement that they wouldn't use them again, so Graf sued. The state appeals court in Cologne upheld a ruling last October by a lower court, which had ruled that Microsoft Germany was responsible for the content of the site and must ensure that such pictures don't appear there (27 May 2002). Career Prize Money: $20,130,835.00 Born to Peter Graf, a car and insurance salesman, and his then wife Heidi, she started practicing on a court at the age of four. German Sportswoman of the Year for four consecutive times from 1986 to 1989 and in 1999. Was chosen "most admirable German woman" by the readers of "Amica" magazine (September 2005).
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Fun Facts About Steffi Graf
Ranked #3 in a survey by German network ZDF searching the 100 best German sportsmen of all time (19 November 2004).
Sister of Michael Graf.
Won the Olympic gold medal in the women's singles final against Gabriella Sabatini, making her the first and (to date) only player to reach the Grand Slam and an Olympic gold medal (1988).
Gave birth to her daughter Jaz Elle on 3 October 2003.
Father Peter Graf spent nearly two years in jail after being convicted in 1997 of evading $7 million in taxes on her earnings.
When they both won the singles' event at Wimbledon in 1992, she showed no interest in her later husband Andre Agassi at all. The officials didn't allow him to dance with her at the tournament's banquet, although he had been secretly pining for her as far back as 1990.
Dated race car driver Michael Bartels for seven years.
Gave birth to Jaden Gil Agassi, 3 weeks prematurely, on 26 October 2001 at 3:30 AM at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. While it was thought the baby's name originated from the Hebrew, meaning "God has listened," in a February 2002 interview, Graf disclosed that Jaden is a masculine form of jade, a word she had always liked, and Gil was in honor of Agassi's trainer, Gil Reyes.
Upon the birth of Christian Sampras, son of Pete Sampras, London bookmakers gave the baby a 2,000-1 shot to beat her son, Jaden Gil Agassi, in a Wimbledon final.
Only player ever to beat the three top seeded players in a Grand Slam event.
Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 11 July 2004.
She and Andre Agassi are the only two players in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal.
Won 22 Grand Slam single titles from 1987 to 1999: Australian Open (1988-1990, 1994), French Open (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999), All England Championships(1988, 1989, 1991-1993, 1995, 1996), US Open (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996).
Only player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles at least four times.
Measurements: 35B/C-25-34 (at age 22 in the prime of her career), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
Posed for the 1997 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in an effort to "feminize" her image.
Is mentioned in "I'm in Love with Steffi Graf", sang by Hugh Laurie on "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (1986).
Heads the non-profit foundation Children for Tomorrow, supporting and initiating projects that provide assistance to children and families who have become the victims of war, persecution and violence.
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1989
Born at 4:40 AM CET (Central Europe Time)
Only player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles twice in two different decades.
Resides with her family in Las Vegas.
Was the #1 singles player for 186 straight weeks, broken by Roger Federer in August 2007. Her stay at #1 for a record 377 weeks total still stands.
Only player to win the Grand Slam on four different surfaces (carpet, clay, grass, hard court).
At the age 13, became the second-youngest player ever to earn an international ranking.