17- year #Tennis career, 22 Grand Slam singles and spent a record 377 weeks as world number one – #SteffiGraf : Born June 14, 1969

 

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The pursuit of perfection in tennis has proved beyond all but one player in the modern era, Germany’s Steffi Graf.

During her 17-year career Graf collected 22 Grand Slam singles titles and spent a record 377 weeks as world number one.

Yet when reviewing Graf’s impact on her sport, there is only one place to start — 1988.

It was the year a 19-year-old Graf won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympics. The Golden Slam.

American Serena Williams now owns a modern-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles and Roger Federer is, for many, the greatest player, man or woman, to wield a tennis racket.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sport-anniversary-graf/on-this-day-born-june-14-1969-steffi-graf-german-tennis-player-idUSKBN23K06O



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