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Serena Williams overcomes another rocky start to win in first round

...definitely not guaranteed."And she would head to the U.S. Open with a chance to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four majors in a single season."It's a pretty good chance," Williams' older sister, Venus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-29/serena-williams-overcomes-another
Young Wimbledon stats from 2014 make early exits in women's division

...first Wimbledon finalist to lose her opening match at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament the following year since Steffi Graf in 1994.The No. 3-seeded Halep was treated by a trainer for a lost toenail late in the first set of what would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/young-wimbledon-stats-2014-make-e
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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Serena Williams is focus of attention at Wimbledon

...In tennis, only two men and three women have ever done it.The last man was Rod Laver in 1969. The last woman was Steffi Graf in 1988."Why not?" said Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. "That's probably the most difficult thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-27/serena-williams-focus-attention-w
Michaux: Can Serena, Spieth complete Grand Slams?

...The calendar Grand Slam has been won by three other women ? Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988). Only two men have accomplished it ? Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and '69).Williams has tried...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-06-25/michaux-can-serena-
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 continues her pursuit of Grand Slam

...Grand Slam is: Only two men and three women have done it. The last man was Rod Laver in 1969. The last woman was Steffi Graf in 1988.Williams was asked what it might mean to accomplish pretty much the only thing missing from a resume that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-08/serena-williams-cont
Serena Williams wins French Open for third time

...Only two players in the century-plus history of Grand Slam tennis have more: Margaret Smith Court with 24, and Steffi Graf with 22.Williams also stretched her winning streak at the majors to 21 matches, following titles at the U.S. Open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-06/serena-williams-wins-french-open-
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-