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Serena Williams struggles past qualifier

...in an all-U.S. matchup Friday ? Williams would complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in tennis since Steffi Graf in 1988.Williams knows she wants to avoid the sort of poor beginning she had against Bertens."I have to start out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-09-02/serena-williams-stru
Serena Williams faces little resistance in first-round match at US Open

...Open in June, and Wimbledon in July.If she adds the title at Flushing Meadows, she would be the first player since Steffi Graf 27 years ago to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a season.Williams also can equal Graf's professional-era...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-31/serena-williams-face
Players want to see Serena Williams win Grand Slam

...to win."Halep recognizes that Williams has a very real chance to make history, to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the Grand Slam.Unlike other tournaments, Halep's not going to contend the field is wide open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-30/players-want-see-ser
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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Overtime

...back-to-back Cincinnati titles.Williams heads off to the U.S. Open trying to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to pull off a calendar Grand Slam sweep.? In New Haven, Conn., Dominika Cibulkova overcame the heat and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-23/overtime
Serena Williams' bigget foe is 'fear and doubt'

...S. Open begins Monday, the No. 1-seeded Williams will embark on a bid to become the first tennis player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win the sport's four most prestigious tournaments in a single season.Only five players have pulled off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-29/serena-williams-bigg
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 wants to complete true Grand Slam

...First of all, there are the statistics. And what statistics they are:? She's won 21 Grand Slam titles; only Steffi Graf, with 22, has more in the Open era of professional tennis (the all-time record is Margaret Court's 24).? Her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-12/serena-williams-want
Serena Williams takes Wimbledon title, inches closer to grand slam

...comes 16 years after her first, at the 1999 U.S. Open.Only Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988 have won all four majors in a single season. And only Court (24) and Graf (an Open-era record 22) own...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-11/serena-williams-take