Steffi Graf, one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game of tennis was born on 14th June, 1969 in Mannheim, West Germany. She has won 22 singles Grand Slams, which places her third on the all-time list of singles Grand Slam titles won. She is only behind Serena Williams who has won 23 titles and Margaret Court, who won 24 titles.
The German has a wide array of records to her name. She has won all the Grand Slams she has contested in, making her one of the select few players to have completed the Career Slam. The year 1988, in particular, was arguably the greatest ever year by a singles player in the history of tennis as Steffi Graf achieved the unthinkable; winning the Golden Slam. Such was her dominance in 88 that she won all the four Grand Slams as well as the Olympic Gold medal. She is the only player in history to have won each and every Grand Slam, at least four times. She won Wimbledon 7 times, the French Open 6 times, the US open 5 times and the Australian Open 4 times in her career.
She was the World No.1 tennis player for a record 377 weeks in her entire career; a feat which is unmatched in either men’s or women’s tennis. Graf retired from tennis in 1999, when she was ranked No.3 in the world. She married fellow tennis superstar and former world No.1 Andre Agassi in October 2001. She was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.