Steffi Graf is a former professional tennis player. She was the number one player for over seven years and has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
Steffi Graf’s Early Life and Education:
Steffi Graf was born on June 14, 1969, in Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany. She is the daughter of a car-and-insurance salesman Peter Graf and her mother Heidi Schalk. Steffi grew up with her younger brother, Michael in Bhrul. Her father introduced her to tennis at the age of three and taught her to swing a wooden racket in the family’s living room.
She started practicing tennis at the age of four and played her first tournament at the age of five. She started winning the top prize at junior tournaments regularly and won the European Championships 12s and 18s in 1982.
Talking about her academics, she has not revealed anything about her educational background.
Steffi Graf’s Professional Career:
Steffi Graf was ranked World No. 1 for a record for seven years and has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles and ranks second since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968, and third all-time just behind Margaret Court and Serena Williams. Likewise, she became the only tennis player to accomplish the Golden Slam by winning every four Grand Slam singles and the Olympic gold in the same year in 1988.
Moreover, she is the only tennis player, both male or female to win each Grand Slam tournament at least four times. Women’s Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 for a record-breaking 377 total weeks. It is the longest period any player has held since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals started giving ranks. Graf has won 107 singles titles securing the third rank on the WTA’s all-time list.
Graf won six French Open singles titles, five U.S. Open titles, seven Wimbledon singles titles, and four Australian Open titles. She is also the only singles player to achieve a Grand Slam since the hard court was introduced in 1978. Furthermore, she has reached 13 major singles finals, from the 1987 French Open to the 1990 French Open and won nine of them. She has won five major tournaments in 1988 and 1989 and reached 31 major singles finals.
Steffi Graf retired in 1999 at the age of 30 while reigning the rank of world No. 3. She is even known as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Graf was given the name of the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century by a panel of experts of the Associate Press in 1999.
Steffi Graf’s Personaal Life:
Talking about her personal life, Steffi Graf is a married lady. She tied her knots with former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi on October 22, 2001. Their wedding was only attended by their mothers. Together, the couple has a son, Jaden Jill, and a daughter, Jaz Elle.
Prior to him, she dated racing driver Michael Bartels. Their relationship lasted from 1992 to 1999. After dating for seven years, the couple decided to part their ways and move on with their lives and that’s when she met Andre Agassi. As of now, she is living a blissful and precious life with her family in Summerlin, Nevada.
Steffi Graf’s Net Worth:
Steffi Graf was an amazing tennis player. She has an estimated net worth of around $30 Million as per various sources. A wide range of her income is made through her tennis matches. However, her annual income is yet under evaluation but, it is certain to be in millions of dollars.
After her retirement, she founded “Children of Tomorrow”, a non-profit organization aiding to implement and develop projects to support traumatized children. Her husband on the other hand has a net worth of $145 Million. She is living a lavishing and comfortable life with her family.