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Steffi Graf quits tennis

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- When the fun stopped, Steffi Graf did what so many superstars have done in recent months. She said goodbye. After 22 Grand Slam singles titles, 107 tournament...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/14/oth_267869.shtml
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Tennis players of the century

...Associated Press men's tennis player of the century, and Steffi Graf edged Martina Navratilova as the top women's player...41, '43, '47; U.S. mixed, 1941. WOMEN: STEFFI GRAF: "Fraulein Forehand" retired at 30 in 1999 after capping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/12/oth_277518.shtml
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Venus-Graf semi set for Hanover

...on full display Friday, routing German qualifier Barbara Rittner 6-2, 6-1 to set up a semifinal showdown with Steffi Graf at the $500,000 Hanover WTA tournament. "I played very aggressively and went to the net," said Williams, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/20/oth_253973.shtml
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Serena Williams returns to Indian Wells after ending boycott

...She won her first pro match at the Indian Wells tournament, playing doubles with Venus in 1997. Her victory over Steffi Graf in the 1999 singles final was her first big title.Williams has said her decision to return was influenced partly by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-03-12/serena-williams-retu
Serena dominates Sharapova again to win Australian Open title

...6-3, 7-6 (5) on Saturday night to continue her 100 percent record in finals at Melbourne Park and move closer to Steffi Graf's record of 22 major titles in the Open era."I got too excited and I hit a great serve ... I didn't expect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-01-31/serena-dominates-sharapova-again-
Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

...celebration was real.The 33-year-old Williams became the oldest winner of the Australian women's title in the Open era and moved into outright second place on the list of major winners in the Open era, behind only Steffi Graf's 22.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-31/serena-williams-wins-6th-aus
Serena Williams to end boycott of Indian Wells event after 14 years

...Williams won her first pro match at the Indian Wells tournament, playing doubles with Venus in 1997. Her victory over Steffi Graf in the 1999 singles final was "my first big tournament win," she wrote.After repeatedly vowing not to return...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-04/serena-williams-end-boycott-india
Serena Williams takes Australian Open

...title in the Open era and moved into outright second place on the list of major winners in the Open era, behind only Steffi Graf's 22.Still affected by a recent cold, Williams controlled the first set around a rain delay in the sixth game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-01-31/serena-williams-takes-australian-
Serena Williams to meet Maria Sharapova in Australian Open women's final

...help Williams move above Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the list of major winners. She would be behind only Steffi Graf, with 22 titles, among champions in the Open era.The statistics point to another win for Williams, but she's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-29/serena-williams-meet
Serena Williams knocks off Simona Halep to win WTA Finals

...opponent in an imperious performance.She won 11 of the past 12 games in the match to join Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf as the only players to have won five titles in the season-ending championships."I just started training, because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-26/serena-williams-knoc