German former professional tennis player who was ranked world No. 1 for a record 377 weeks and won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, which ranks second since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968 and third all-time behind Margaret Court and Serena Williams. In 1988, Steffi Graf 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. She retired from tennis on August 13, 1999.
Born Stefanie Maria Graf on June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany, to parents Heidi and Peter Graf, she has a younger brother named Michael. Steffi started hitting tennis balls at the age of four, and began practising on a court at the age of four and played in her first tournament at five. She has a son named Jaden and a daughter named Jaz with Andre Agassi.
Steffi Graf Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 14 June 1969
Birth Place: Mannheim, Germany
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birth Name: Stefanie Maria Graf
Nicknames: Fraulein Forehand, Die Gräfin
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Tennis player
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Steffi Graf Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 141 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 64 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9¼”
Height in Meters: 1.76 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: 36-26-36 in (91.5-66-91.5 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
Feet/Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Steffi Graf Family Details:
Father: Peter Graf (Car and Insurance Salesman, and Amateur Tennis Player)
Mother: Heidi Graf (Amateur Tennis Player)
Spouse/Husband: Andre Agassi (m. 2001)
Children: Jaden Gil Agassi (Son) (b. October 26, 2001), Jaz Elle Agassi (Daughter) (b. October 3, 2003)
Siblings: Michael Graf (Younger Brother) (Director, Writer)
Others: Mike Agassi (Father-in-law) (Boxer), Phillip Agassi (Brother-in-law), Tami Agassi (Sister-in-law) (Tennis Player), Christel Ginepri (Aunt) (Steffi’s Spokesperson)
Steffi Graf Education:
Turned Pro: 18 October 1982
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
High Rank for Singles: No. 1 (17 August 1987)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 3 (3 March 1987)
Singles Career record: 900–115 (88.7%)
Singles Career titles: 107 (3rd all-time)
Doubles Career record: 173–72
Doubles Career titles: 11
Coach (s): Peter Graf, Pavel Složil (1986–1991), Heinz Günthardt (1992–1999
Retired: 13 August 1999
Steffi Graf Facts:
*She was born on June 14, 1969 in Mannheim, Germany.
*She started training in tennis at the age of 3, and won her first junior tournament at age 6.
*She won the Australian Open (1988-1990, 1994), US Open (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996), Wimbledon (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996), French Open (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999).
*She is the only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam tournament at least four times.
*She is the only player to win all four majors singles twice in two different decades.
*She married fellow tennis player, Andre Agassi after winning the 1999 French Open together.
*She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 11 July 2004.
*She was ranked #3 in a survey by German network ZDF searching the 100 best German sportsmen of all time (November 19, 2004).
*Visit her official website: www.steffi-graf.net
*Follow her on Facebook.