Grand Slam & Steffi Graf
The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of World Tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. Stefanie Maria Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969, in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) is a former World No. /5
Grand Slam Steffi Graf Serena Williams Martina Navratilova Chris Evert Margaret Court French Open Australian Open Open Era Roger Federer Monica Seles Rod Laver Tennis Association Martina Hingis Roland Garros Maria Sharapova Venus Williams Rafael Nadal
Queen of the Open Era. Serena Williams beats sister Venus in the to earn her 23rd Grand Slam singles title and pass St…
Congrats to Serena Williams on her 23rd Grand Slam title in tennis, breaking Steffi Graf's record...and she will win more…
The GOAT. With her 23rd Grand Slam title, Serena Williams breaks a tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the Open Era.
1/7 Saturday's Trivia - In 1988, who won the Grand Slam and Olympic gold medal in tennis? STEFFI GRAF
Serena Williams will equal Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam wins with a victory today
Congratulations Serena! Tying Steffi Graf for all time Grand Slam wins - 22. You are amazing!
Serena Williams wins a 7th Wimbledon and equals Steffi Graf with her 22nd Grand Slam title
Serena Williams was 17 when she defeated Steffi Graf. 17 years later, she's tied her record of 22 Grand Slam wins. https:/…
Serena Williams stands on the cusp of matching Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record ... -
1990. - Monica Seles becoms the youngest Grand Slam winner with her defeat of Steffi. Graf at the French Open.
1987: Steffi Graf won her 1st Grand Slam (French) & became Pam Shriver called her overrated. Graf went on to win 21 more Sl…
Serena on that Lemonade album but don't wanna break Steffi Graf's Grand Slam record smh. She's letting the Beyhive distract her.
A thought for the day A thought for the day: On her website, Steffi Graf, who won 22 tennis Grand Slam titles, sai…
Australian Open coverage begins in a few minutes on ESPN2. Serena Williams- will be trying to tie Steffi Graf for 2nd-most Grand Slam titles
[Deccan Chronicle]Her three Grand Slam titles last year in Australia and at Roland Garros and …
YES!!! Oh I hope Serena wins the US Open! I would love to see her get the calendar Grand Slam like Steffi Graf did.
I hate the fact Serena Williams is likely to overtake Steffi Graf in Grand Slam titles. Brute strength over finesse and grace.
“Serena Williams is now 3 Grand Slam titles away from tying Steffi Graf's record (22). court?
is at 18 Grand Slams right now, she is totally capable of sweeping the 2015 Grand Slam (win all 4) & tie Steffi Graf
If you're listening: Winning "the Grand Slam" means winning 4 majors in 1 yr. Steffi Graf did that in '88. Ashe never did.
The 18-times major singles winner is behind Steffi Graf and co in weeks at No1 but at her peak sh
Congrats to Serena Williams on her 18th Grand Slam win! Do you think she'll break Steffi Graf's era record of 22...
Current Affairs Global - 8 September 2014 1. Japan's economy contracted by 1.8% in the April-to-June quarter which is much lower than expectations. This is the steepest contraction for the third largest economy in the world post the 2011 earthquake disaster. On annual basis, GDP was contracted by 7.1%. Its economy grew by 1.5% in the previous quarter. 2. World number one Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title after defeating Caroline Wozniacki by 6-3, 6-3 in an one-sided match in the final of US Open Women’s singles. This is also her sixth US Open Title. With this win, she joined Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam wins, trailing only 22 wins by Steffi Graf on the Open Era list and six behind the all-time record held by Margaret Court.
Serena Williams puts her 18th Grand Slam into perspective and discusses the chase for 22. Do you think she'll tie or pass Steffi Graf? (via FOX Sports Live)
.will need 5 more singles titles to surpass Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
"It was fifteen years ago exactly. Boris Becker and Steffi Graf had just retired a few weeks earlier, Roger Federer was just beginning on the tour, Rafael Nadal was losing against Richard Gasquet in junior tournaments, and Grigor Dimitrov was starting elementary school. It was summer the 1999 and Serena Williams, not even 18 yet and not a good little girl, won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open" ^^
my most memorable us open moment is of course Steffi Graf's win in 1988 to complete her calendar Grand Slam!
LONDON: Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.The Czech left-hander completely outplayed the 20-year-old Canadian — appearing in her first Grand Slam final — with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes. Kvitova, the 2011 champion, put on a clinic of power tennis, ripping baseline winners off both wings and leaving Bouchard looking helpless. Kvitova won the final seven games, finishing the 55-minute rout with another clean winner — a cross-court backhand.Kvitova fell onto her back at the dusty baseline after her final shot flew past Bouchard. Later, she climbed into the stands to embrace her parents and the rest of her team. The last time a player lost only three games in the Wimbledon final was in 1992, when Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1.Kvitova’s attack-minded game is perfectly suited for the grass of the All England Club. Both of her Gra ...
From the Garros 2014 blog. "And that's a wrap folks! WHAT A MATCH. That's the first three-set final in 13 years, and just two minutes shy of the all-time Roland Garros women's record of 3:04, set by Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Sharapova was brilliant in clinching her fifth Grand Slam title in her fourth straight three-set match, while Halep was equally impressive in her first ever major final. That match will take a lot to beat in terms of quality and drama. But no doubt Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will bring a similar quality to the court for tomorrow's men's final! We look forward to you all joining us then :)
PARIS -- Even though her serve failed her repeatedly, Maria Sharapova is a French Open champion once again. Sharapova won her second title at Roland Garros in the last three years, overcoming 12 double-faults Saturday to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the final. "This is the toughest Grand Slam final I've ever played," Sharapova said on court. "Really, this tournament means so much to me. It's a tournament, when I was young and growing up, I wanted to win. More from ESPN.com She doesn't seem to fit the part, but somehow Maria Sharapova has made herself into the best women's clay-court player in the world, writes Greg Garber. Story "To think that I've won it two times is, I don't know. So emotional right now, I can't even talk." Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and was broken seven times in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she was able to hold off Halep, and hold her serve in the final game, with steady groundstrokes that kept the Romanian on the run. After Sh ...
Powered by the best serve in the women’s game, Serena Williams is currently sixth on the all-time Grand Slam singles titles list with 17, the most of any active woman. Having learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, Calif., alongside her older sister Venus, Serena became the first Williams sister to win a major singles title in 1999, when at age 17 she defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final. Williams made it back to the U.S. Open final in 2001, losing to Venus in straight sets. From 2002 through 2003 she won four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles (2002 French Open, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 U.S. Open, 2003 Australian Open), a feat that was dubbed the “Serena Slam.” Williams is the fifth woman, behind Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, to hold all four major titles simultaneously. Serena defeated her sister in the finals of the four majors that comprised that run. With the victory in Melbourne in 2003, Serena became the ninth woman in histor ...
There is loads of TV talk about Serena Williams breaking Margaret Court's record of singles wins at the Australian Open. But there is very little talk about Court, which has become par for the course. It is almost as if the ex-champions don't want to talk about her because they pale in comparison when they are talking about themselves. We can argue about the all-time greatest players, and compare and contrast the eras that they played. But what can't be argued is that Margaret Court is the MOST SUCCESSFUL female player of all-time. And it isn't really close. From Wikipedia statistics: "Margaret Court. Court won 62 Grand Slam events (24 singles, 19 doubles, 19 mixed doubles), which is a record for a male or female player. Her 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 in mixed doubles are also all-time records across both sexes. She achieved a career Grand Slam in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, is one of two women to have achieved the Grand Slam in singles in the Open Era (alongside Steffi Graf), and is the ...
It's nauseating listening to Chris Evert, a former number one player herself, subtly but relentlessly disrespecting Serena Williams. Instead of explaining to the audience what makes Serena one of the all-time greats, as Steffi Graf, and fellow ESPN commentators Cliff Drysdale and Pam Shriver have done, Serena: 1. "Used to make a ton of unforced errors." 2. "Is 'intimidating' "(but not a brilliant shotmaker, with one of the best returns of serve, ever). 3. "Was not always fit, like she is now." 4. "Doesn't come to the net enough.", but enough to win a bucketful of Grand Slam singles titles. Meanwhile her (white) Australian opponent has: "So much potential." I can go on and on, but at least she's not as bad as Mary Carillo. Okay, now the taped match is over, and this harpy can go back to her nest.
TENNIS 411: Ahead of the 2014 Australia Open tournament, which kick starts tomorrow, in-form and indefatigable American Serena Williams is hoping to end her Aussie title drought which she last won in 2010. The 32 years old world number one who has 17 Grand Slam titles to her name, is closing in on title of 'the greatest of all time'. Serena has the chance of overhauling Margaret Court (24) and Steffi Graf (22) Grand Slam respectively before she says goodbye to the game that brought her fame. Since the 2012 French Open, Williams has played in 21 tournaments and won 16 of them. If she maintains her current rate of two Grand Slam titles a year, it will not be long before Williams' right to be regarded as the greatest woman player of all time will be unquestioned. If she wins two more Grand Slam trophies in 2014, which would take her total to 19, Williams would move ahead of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and would have only Margaret Court (24) and Graf (22) in front of her. Williams has enjoyed remarka ...
stanbul - Serena Williams' verdict that she is "a bit disappointed" with her 2013 season indicates her urgency to overtake the 18 Grand Slam titles of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert and to get on with chasing Steffi Graf's Open Era record o
Serena Jameka Williams (born Sept 26, 1981) American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013, becoming the oldest world no. 1 player in WTA's history. She is the only female player to have won over $50 million in prize money. Williams is the reigning French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic ladies singles champion. Widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Williams holds the most Major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female. She is the only player to have achieved a Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles. Her record of 32 Grand Slam titles ties her for eighth on the all-time list: 17 in singles, 13 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. ...
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams didn’t need to win the U.S. Open, which concluded on Monday in New York, to join tennis’s pantheon; they have been a prominent part of it for some time now. Nadal had progressed from being a wrinkle in the argument that Roger Federer was the greatest male player of all time to being a contender for the honour himself. Serena, after her first-round defeat at Roland Garros last year, had dominated the women’s tour, winning three of five Grand Slam titles, an Olympic singles gold and causing former players of the stature of John Mcenroe, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert to suggest that there hadn’t been a better female player. Neither Nadal’s 13th major nor Serena’s 17th were records. Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14) lead the men’s list while Margaret Court (24), Steffi Graf (22), Helen Wills Moody (19), Evert and Navratilova (18 each) top the women’s. But what Nadal’s second U.S. crown and Serena’s fifth did was advance their cases so strongly that ...
2Day in Sports History: 1988 - Steffi Graf achieved tennis' first Grand Slam since Margaret Court in 1970.
So has won her 17th Grand Slam title. Do you think she can match Steffi Graf's 22 or maybe Margaret Court's record of 24?
Lisicki and Bartoli reach Wimbledon final Sabine Lisicki advanced to her first Wimbledon final a couple of hours after Marion Bartoli reached her second. Lisicki, a 2011 semifinalist at the All England Club, beat fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7 Thursday on Centre Court, overpowering her opponent at the start and then hanging on despite trailing 3-0 at the end. ``I go out there to win,'' said Lisicki, the first German to reach the Wimbledon final since Steffi Graf in 1999. ``I fight for every single point and I still enjoy the game, so I think those are the main parts why I won today.'' Bartoli took control early and never let up in a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kirsten Flipkens. She also reached the Wimbledon final in 2007, losing to Venus Williams in straight sets. Saturday's final will be the second at Wimbledon in the 45-year Open Era between two women who have never won a Grand Slam title. Lisicki has a 3-1 record against Bartoli, including a quarterfinal win at Wimbledon in 2011 in th ...
Ever noticed how Steffi Graf used to hold a tennis ball (meant for 2nd serve) in her one hand while playing points in Grand Slam matches?
Happy Birthday to my Tennis Queen Steffi Graf, former World No. 1 and longest No. 1 in tennis history, winner of 22 Grand Slam titles!!
Reclaiming The Clay: Serena Earns French Title That Eluded Her Since 2002: "I really believe age is a number at this point, because I have never felt so fit. I feel great. I look great," stated Serena Williams laughing at her own joke. Ms. Williams is the oldest woman to win the French Open in at least 45 years and the oldest at any Grand Slam since Martina Navratilova who was 33 at Wimbledon in 1990. At the moment, no current players can keep up with her. She's won the sixth-most major titles in the history of tennis, which dates to the 1880's. Add two more, and she'll equal Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18. Would anyone be surprised if Williams got there by the end of the year? The only women with more are Margaret Smith Court (24), Steffi Graf (22) and Helen Wills Moody (19).
16th Grand Slam title for Serena Williams and she's now joined Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf in an exclusive club of players who've won all the slams at least twice.
Serena Williams adds to her historical resume. Today's French Open title was her second and 16th Grand Slam title. (Five Australian Opens, five Wimbledons, four U.S. Opens.) Serena ranks sixth on the women's Grand Slam championships list, two behind Chris Evert and Martina Navritolova, who are tied for fourth with 18 GS titles each. Margaret Court leads with 24, Steffi Graf second with 22. Helen Wills Moody with 19. Graf likely would have had a lot more except for being stabbed during a tournament.
June 6, 1992: In the greatest major final between Monica Seles and Steffi Graf, Seles wins her third consecutive French singles title, defeating Graf 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 in 2 hours, 43 minutes. Seles becomes the first woman since Hilde Sperling of Germany in 1935-1937 to win three straight French women’s singles titles. "I think it was the most emotional match I've played ever, not just in a Grand Slam, but in any tournament," says Seles.
June 6, 1987: Steffi Graf wins her first major singles title when the 17-year-old edges Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 in the women’s singles final at the French Open to become the youngest French women’s champion in history. "I never expected to win a Grand Slam this soon," says Graf, one week shy of her 18th birthday. "I don't think it's hit me yet that I've done it. Martina is still the number one player, but today I took a step, a big step closer. I'm closer now than ever before." Two years later, Graf’s “youngest” record is lost when 17-year-old Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, six months younger than Graf, beats her for the title. The next year, in 1990, 16-year-old Monica Seles becomes the youngest French women’s titlist.
Patrick in Warrensburg incorrectly answered that Pete Sampras won 14 Grand Slam singles titles in the 90's, when it was actually Steffi Graf. SOOO the Cash Call Pot grows again! It's now at $231.16! Listen tomorrow morning to the Hits Hot Breakfast with Jason and Mags for your next shot at the cash!
Grand Slams : 4 Slams . Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam. The term dates back to 1933, when Australian Jack Crawford managed to win the Australian Internationals, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. With the US Internationals fast approaching, New York Times journalist John Kieran wrote that if Crawford won this fourth title, "he would achieve on court the equivalent of a countered and vulnerable grand slam in bridge". Crawford lost in the final to Britain's Fred Perry, but the name was to go down in history. Very few players have won the Grand Slam; Donald Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men to win all four tournaments in the same year, and Margaret Court (1970), Maureen Connolly (1953) and Steffi Graf (1988) the only women. The task is even more difficult nowadays with the four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexicushion in Australia, cla . ...
Doesn't hold a candle to Steffi Graf's stretch of 8 Grand Slam wins out of 9 events, IMO.
Navratilova: Seles would have won most SlamsWednesday, May 01, 2013/byMatt CroninPrintAP Photo Martina Navratilova tells espnW that had former No. 1 Monica Seles not been stabbed in April 1993 by Guenther Parche, a crazed Steffi Graf fan, she may have become the best player ever. After Seles returne...
Only 3 tennis player have won a calendar Grand Slam since the Open Era. Rod Laver in 1969, Margret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988.
Grand Slam (singles) titles: Steffi Graf: 22; Martina Navratilova: 18; Roger Federer: 17. So who is the best tennis player ever?
Victoria Azarenka is the 8th player to retain the Australian Open women's singles crown in Open Era: Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati and Serena Williams preceded her. In 24 of the last 26 Grand Slam women's singles final, the player that won the first set also won the match. In both exceptions, Li Na was at the losing end (2011 and 2013 Australian Open).
In the only match yesterday Murray beat Federer 6-4,6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 for the first time in a Grand Slam. It was another close match on the men’s side - a very even, physical match but it seemed like Murray had a little bit more left at the end and advances to the finals. For the women’s final today, I give a slight edge to Li Na, she’s really impressed me the whole tournament.
Australian Open UDATE: Stayed up til 7am Toronto time to watch an epic match between Jo wilfred Tsonga and Roger Federer!! Federer prevails in 5 sets, and moves on to his record 33rd Grand Slam semifinal!! (Can't help but keep rooting for the guy, his grace reminds me of Steffi Graf) GLTA World Tour
Maria Sharapova set the record for the fewest games lost en route to the Australian Open quarterfinals today, having conceded just five games in the first four rounds. The previous record at the Australian Open is held by Steffi Graf (eight games) and the overall record at a Grand Slam event is held by Mary Pierce who lost four games on her way to the French Open 1994 quarterfinals.
WTA - News, wtatennis.com 2012 Player Of The Year: Serena Willams Winning 48 of 50 matches, two Grand Slam titles and, Olympic Gold During the clay court season Williams went 48-2 the rest of the year, winning seven WTA titles: Charleston, Madrid, Wimbledon, Stanford, the Olympics, the US Open and recently, the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012 as well. In the whole history of the Player Of The Year award, Williams is one of only three players to win it more than twice. (Four players have won the award twice - Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. Martina Navratilova won this award seven times, and Steffi Graf eight times)
Next male US Grand Slam winner will be Andre Aggasi and Steffi Graf's son.
Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf is regarded by some to be the greatest female tennis player of all time. She won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, second...
Well Watching the Olympics has brought back memories of probably the greatest sportsperson of all time. None other than tennis legend Martina Navratilova who has had an Indian connection too playing mixed doubles with Leander Paes. I was privileged to watch her towards the end of her singles career when she was still playing in grand slam singles final at Wimbledon when almost 38 years. Some other great sports persons that come to mind are Micheal Jordan in basketball, Rod Laver -winner of two calendar year Grand Slams in 1961 and 1969.Steffi Graf, Pele, Phelps who had a Record Olympic medals tally but may need more longevity to come into this list.. Martina was an athlete who competed in the final of a grand slam in 1974 and in 2006. 32 years apart and won both in fact! What an achievement. Even in singles she made the final at a grand slam 19 years apart in 1975 and 1994... Won a total of 59 grand slam titles with 18 singles and 41 doubles Grand Slam titles.In a physical sport,it is really tough to rema ...
the same Steffi Graf, 22 Grand Slam titles, only fem to win Career Golden Slam??
Steffi Graf: "Winning the Olympic gold medal is a different experience to winning a Grand Slam, and I rate it higher"
Happy Birthday to 22-time Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf from the
Happy Birthday to Steffi Graf. 22 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold is a very impressive haul.
No.1 player, Steffi Graf celebrates her birthday today. 22 Grand Slam singles titles & an Olympic gold medal! Her story is an inspiration.
Nice line from Steffi Graf on Sara Errani: "No one who reaches a grand slam final is an outsider."
Stefanie Maria Graf (born 14 June 1969, in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) is a former World No. 1 German female tennis player. In total, Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, second among male and female players only to Margaret Court's 24. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis...
"Career" Grand Slam. Big diff between that & a calendar year Grand Slam; genuine article. Steffi Graf the last to achieve one.
I think we may look back if we can learn something good from our experience. But we should not look back in a negative way. Life should move on positively. = From Monica Seles Yahoo Group From 1991 to 1993, Monica Seles won 22 titles and reached 33 finals out of the 34 tournaments she played. She compiled a 159–12 win-loss record (92.9% winning percentage) during that time, including a 55–1 win-loss record in Grand Slam tournaments. FIFTY-FIVE AND ONE. And then somebody stabbed her. A deranged Steffi Graf fan literally STABBED her. With a nine-inch boning knife. On the court. Yes, it was a big deal 19 years ago, and the incident has not been forgotten. But people seem to forget how good Monica Seles was before this brutal public attack on her life. Seles, born in Yugoslavia to Hungarian parents, was only 14 when she turned pro in 1988. The tennis prodigy was a bona fide superstar and held the No. 1 world ranking leading up to the stabbing in 1993. Some of her career highlights and statistics before th ...
Hi! Kindly check your article. Steffi Graf has 22 Grand Slam singles titles, not 18. :)
There were even more emotions as Steffi Graf won the 1999 title - her 22nd and final Grand Slam title.
"You can't measure success if you have never failed." - Steffi Graf, Grand Slam winner and Tennis Hall of Fame member
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