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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 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
Serena Williams learns to embrace Grand Slam record chase

...illness.Evert, for one, figured she'd be looking up at Williams by now. Or that maybe Williams would be chasing Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 major titles.Evert won her 18th and final major title at 31, the same age Williams was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-24/serena-williams-lear
Petra Kvitova dominant en route to second Wimbledon title

...often skidding near lines.The previous time a runner-up won only three games in the Wimbledon final was 1992, when Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles. Before that, it hadn't happened since 1983, when another Czech lefty, Martina Navratilova...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-05/petra-kvitova-domina
Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title

...woman to win three in a row since Evert's four-title run from 1975-78.She now trails Margaret Court with 24, Steffi Graf (22), and Helen Wills Moody (19).Ranked and seeded No. 1, Williams let Wozniacki keep things competitive for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-07/serena-williams-wins-third-u
Kubot, Lindstedt take doubles title at Australian Open

...wanted to play my best tennis."First-time finalists aren't always so composed. Natasha Zvereva famously lost to Steffi Graf 6-0, 6-0 in just 32 minutes at the 1988 French Open. Sabine Lisicki was so overwhelmed against Marion Bartoli...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-01-25/kubot-lindstedt-take
Lindsay Davenport elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

...1971-06. His wife, former top-ranked player Angela Mortimer Barrett, was inducted into the Hall in 1993. Agassi and Steffi Graf are the only other married couple in the Hall.Davenport wishes she'd done a better job during her career of following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-03-03/lindsay-davenport-el
Serena Williams to be No. 1 seed in bid to repeat at U.S. Open

...Meadows.Williams is a four-time champion at the U.S. Open, including in 2012. Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi Graf, with five, have won the tournament more times in the Open era, which began in 1968.The U.S. Tennis Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-08-20/serena-williams-be-no-1-seed-bid-