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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...
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Serena Williams knocks off Simona Halep to win WTA Finals

...overpowered her 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...
Graf and Hingis reach French Open final

PARIS -- Steffi Graf looked as if she had crossed a desert...different things," she said. "That's Steffi's tactic. To me, at that point I really...least among the players, we ever counted Steffi out. All champions, like Steffi, Martina...
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Run with the wind

Steffi Decker, 8, of Orlando, Fla., tries to get her kite to fly Monday by running to catch a breeze outside Aiken's H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Steffi was in Aiken with family members.
Serena Williams learns to embrace Grand Slam record chase

...viral 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 when...
Serena Williams wins third US Open in row, 18th Grand Slam title

...first 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 about...
Graf, Navratilova reacquainted

TOKYO --- Once again, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova needed a tiebreaker to settle the who the toughest player to play against was and if it wasn't Steffi, I don't know who it was." Before retiring, Graf and Navratilova...
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Graf knocked out by Schnyder

NEW YORK -- Steffi Graf's comeback collapsed at the U.S. Open against a Swiss teen-ager...Schnyder said. "I think it's the biggest win I have. To beat Steffi before such a big crowd and go through to the quarterfinals is just great...
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Venus-Graf semi set for Hanover

...Barbara Rittner 6-2, 6-1 to set up a semifinal showdown with Steffi Graf at the $500,000 Hanover WTA tournament. "I played...You have to do that if you want to be successful against Steffi." Top seed Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic also advanced...
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Hingis' first French Open title in jeopardy

PARIS -- Pressure? What pressure? For Steffi Graf, Saturday's French Open women's final is just Grand Slam doubles titles, is happier at the net. "Steffi has a powerful baseline game," Hingis said. And in addition...
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