Heute vor 30 Jahren schaffte Steffi Graf etwas, was bis in das heutige Jahr einmalig geblieben ist – den Golden Slam. Die damals Jährige. martina navratilova. Am 1. Oktober gelang Steffi Graf ein weiterer Meilenstein in ihrer herausragenden Karriere. Nachdem sie bereits alle vier Grand-Slam-Turniere.
Kein Tag wie jeder andere: Steffi Graf gewinnt den Golden SlamVor 30 Jahren gelang Steffi Graf etwas, was in der Tenniswelt einzigartig ist: Der Golden Slam – der Gewinn aller vier Grand Slam Titel in. Mit dem Grand Slam und dem Sieg bei Olympia in Seoul schaffte Steffi Graf etwas Einmaliges. Finalgegnerin Gabriela Sabatini war. Am 1. Oktober gelang Steffi Graf ein weiterer Meilenstein in ihrer herausragenden Karriere. Nachdem sie bereits alle vier Grand-Slam-Turniere.
Steffi Graf Golden Slam Steffi Graf’s Golden Slam VideoSteffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam Championship Points After surviving a scare in a three-setter against Amanda Coetzer in the first round, Graf reached the final with relative ease, while Seles went through her side of the draw in even more convincing fashion. Archived from the original on 25 February Graf Kostenloses Spielen won her only Grand Slam doubles title that year—at Wimbledon Csgo Gamling Sabatini—and picked up a women's doubles Olympic bronze medal. Steffi Graf one of the greatest women tennis players of all-time winning 22 grand slam singles titles and only player in tennis history to achieve Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in a single year in The Golden Slam, as it’s now known, stands alone. Graf was just 18 when she started on her quest, but her run didn’t come out of nowhere; the German had been building toward it since Steffi Graf is the only tennis player to ever win the Golden Slam (winning the Australian Not Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray or the Williams sisters. Steffi Graf’s “Golden Slam” of is still the greatest single-season achievement in the history of tennis. It should also be considered as one of the greatest achievements in all of sports. If any player in the women’s game was going to equal the “Golden Slam” it would have been Serena, granted she still has a chance, but she is. Teil 1 von 4 Dies ist eine schöne Zusammenfassung von Steffi Graf´s Golden Slam Erfolg Ansehen lohnt sich!. Die Meinungen waren geteilt: Hat Tennis etwas bei Olympia zu suchen? Am Jahresende stand sie weiter auf Rang drei der Weltrangliste. Weitere Inhalte zu diesem Thema ansehen.
After winning the demonstration event held at the Los Angeles Olympics , she constantly improved her game and her results.
She reached the semi-final at the US Open, at the age of 16, defeated by world no. In , she claimed her first title in Hilton Head, before getting to the US Open semi-final a second time.
Closely monitored by her father, she had her breakthrough year in , when she lifted her fist Grand Slam trophy, edging Navratilova in the final of Roland-Garros, and finishing runner-up to the same Navratilova in Wimbledon and the US Open.
Steffi Graf started by claiming the title at the Australian Open, against Chris Evert , and in June, she triumphed at Roland-Garros as well, punishing Natasha Zvereva, , , in the shortest major final in tennis history.
After the Wimbledon final, where she beat six-time defending champion Martina Navratilova , , , she had established a heavy domination on the tour, and at the US Open, she wrote a new page of tennis history, beating Gabriela Sabatini in the final , , to achieve the first Grand Slam since Gabriela Sabatini, from Argentina, was born in Successful at a very young age, she became in the youngest player to reach the semi-final at Roland-Garros, where she was defeated by Chris Evert , She battered Shriver for the loss of just three games to set up a meeting with Navratilova, the best two players in the world.
Facing the Czech on grass was the ultimate test and although Graf led in the opening set, Navratilova won six straight games to take the set.
The last Slam left to win was at Flushing Meadows and true to form, Graf sauntered to the quarter-finals without breaking sweat and this carried on with a , win over Katerina Maleeva.
She was due to meet Chris Evert in the semi-finals but the American had to withdraw due a stomach illness. This walkover saw Graf meet Gabriela Sabatini in the final as she attempted to win the calendar Slam.
The German star predictably won the first set as it seemed a formality but Sabatini fought back to level, winning the second set However, Graf was on a mission and steamrolled the Argentine in the deciding set to seal her first title at Flushing Meadows and the Calendar Slam.
Beliefs and expectations surged after her massive Roland Garros campaign Roland Garros The women's game was fast becoming the teenagers' tournament.
At 18, Graf would be the oldest semi-finalist in the French Open. Martina Navratilova admitted she didn't take seriously enough Zvereva, an opponent she had previously beaten twice and had only lost seven games too.
But she affirmed to consider herself, independently from the rankings, the best player in the world. If I play my best, she'd better be careful" Graf reacted.
After drilling too many drop shots in the first round, Graf obliterated anyone else in her path until the semifinals Sabatini at least pushed her a little, losing after trailing in the second set.
The German displayed "a familiar tendency to pause on the brink of success," as The Times put it, but Zvereva was about to discover a would be a familiar tendency to cruelty.
Zvereva, the first Soviet to reach a Grand Slam final since , suffered the first double bagel in a Grand Slam final since when Dorothy Lambert Chambers defeated D.
Boothby at Wimbledon in just 32 minutes. Her father was arrested in August and was sentenced to 45 months in jail.
Prosecutors dropped their case against Graf in , when she agreed to pay a fine of 1. Graf again missed the Australian Open after undergoing surgery in December to remove bone splinters from her left foot.
She then successfully defended the three Grand Slam titles she won the year before. It was the longest French Open women's singles final in history, both in terms of time 3 hours and 3 minutes and number of games played Her toughest battle came against rising star Martina Hingis in the semifinal, with Hingis unable to convert on five set points.
Graf did not lose a set the whole tournament. She repeated the feat in , , and The last few years of Graf's career were beset by injuries, particularly to her knees and back.
She lost the world No. After several months injury lay off, Graf returned to play in the German Open in Berlin in front of a home crowd and had the worst defeat of her career in the quarterfinal, when Amanda Coetzer beat her in just 56 minutes 6—0, 6—1.
The treatment was for a fracture of the cartilage as well as a shortening and partial rupture of the patellar tendon of her left knee.
Shortly after the US Open, she underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in her right wrist. At the first round of the season-ending Chase Championships , Graf defeated world No.
At the beginning of Graf played the warm up event to the Australian Open in Sydney; she defeated Serena Williams in the second round and Venus in the quarterfinals before losing to Lindsay Davenport in the semifinal.
Graf then went on to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before losing to Monica Seles in two sets.
At the French Open , Graf reached her first Grand Slam final in three years and fought back from a set and twice from a break down in the second set to defeat the top ranked Hingis in three sets for a memorable victory.
Graf became the first player in the open era to defeat the first, second, and third ranked players in the same Grand Slam tournament by beating second-ranked Davenport in the quarterfinals and third-ranked Monica Seles in the semifinals.
Graf said after the final that it would be her last French Open, fueling speculation about her retirement.
Graf then reached her ninth Wimbledon singles final, losing to third-seeded Davenport in straight sets.
On 13 August , shortly after retiring with a strained hamstring from a second round match against Amy Frazier in San Diego , Graf announced her retirement from the women's tour at age I feel I have nothing left to accomplish.
The weeks following Wimbledon [in ] weren't easy for me. I was not having fun anymore. After Wimbledon, for the first time in my career, I didn't feel like going to a tournament.
My motivation wasn't what it was in the past. From the beginning of her career until , Graf regularly played doubles events in Grand Slams and other tournaments, winning a total of 11 titles.
In , she formed a partnership with rival Gabriela Sabatini. The pair was moderately successful, winning the Wimbledon Championships together and reaching the finals of the French Open in , and The partnership was the subject of much discussion, as the two women, both known to be shy, usually kept communication to a minimum during changeovers and between points, a highly unusual situation in doubles.
We would just say the basic things, but nothing else. From until the end of her career, Graf would only play doubles sporadically, forming short-term partnerships with a variety of players, including Lori McNeil , Anke Huber and her best friends on the tour, Rennae Stubbs , Patricia Tarabini and Ines Gorrochategui.
Graf also occasionally played mixed doubles, although she never won a title. Proceeds from her match against Sabatini went to Graf's foundation, "Children for Tomorrow".
Graf lost her singles match to Elena Likhovtseva 5—4. She teamed with Ansley Cargill in women's doubles against Anna Kournikova and Likhovtseva but lost 5—2.
She was successful, however, in the mixed doubles match. In October, Graf defeated Sabatini in an exhibition match in Mannheim, Germany , winning both of their sets.
Like the exhibition match the previous year against Sabatini, proceeds went to "Children for Tomorrow". Graf played a singles exhibition match against Kim Clijsters and a mixed doubles exhibition alongside husband Andre Agassi against Tim Henman and Clijsters as part of a test event and celebration for the newly installed roof over Wimbledon's Centre Court in She lost a lengthy one-set singles match to Clijsters and also the mixed doubles.
Graf won seven singles titles at Wimbledon, six singles titles at the French Open, five singles titles at the US Open, and four singles titles at the Australian Open.
Her singles win-loss record was — Note: Graf's semifinal match at the US Open was walkover so not counted as win. The main weapons in Graf's game were her powerful inside-out forehand drive which earned her the moniker Fräulein Forehand and her intricate footwork.
Graf's technique on the forehand was unique and instantly recognizable: generating considerable racquet head speed with her swing, she reached the point of contact late and typically out of the air.
As a result, she hit her forehand with exceptional pace and accuracy. Graf also had a powerful backhand drive but over the course of her career tended to use it less frequently, opting more often for an effective backhand slice.
Starting in the early s, she used the slice almost exclusively in baseline rallies and mostly limited the topspin backhand to passing shots.
Her accuracy with the slice, both cross-court and down the line and her ability to skid the ball and keep it low, enabled her to use it as an offensive weapon to set the ball up for her forehand put-aways.
However, Graf admitted in that she would have preferred having a two-handed backhand in retrospect. An exceptionally versatile competitor, Graf remains the only player, male or female, to have won the calendar-year Grand Slam on three surfaces or to have won each Grand Slam at least four times.
Martina [Navratilova] won more on fast courts and I won more on slow courts, but Steffi came along and won more titles on both surfaces.
Meanwhile, her naturally aggressive style of play, effective backhand slice and speed around the court made her even more dominant on fast surfaces such as hard courts, grass and carpet.
Early in her career, Graf wore Dunlop apparel, before signing an endorsement contract with Adidas in She had an Adidas sneakers line known as the St.
Graf Pro line. She first used the Wilson Pro Staff 7. Graf has signed many endorsement deals throughout the years including a ten-year endorsement deal with car manufacturer Opel in ,  and Rexona from to She has appeared in many advertisements and television commercials with Andre Agassi including Canon Inc.
In , she left the Catholic Church , citing personal reasons. From to , Graf dated racing driver Michael Bartels. On 30 November , Graf's father Peter died of pancreatic cancer.
He was 75 years old. In December , Graf was named the greatest female tennis player of the 20th century by a panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press.
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Crosscourt, inside-out, inside-in, down the line: Fraulein Forehand hit them all. In the process, Graf dissolved the age-old division between net-rusher and baseliner that had defined the biggest rivalry of the previous era, Martina Navratilova vs.
Chris Evert. Still, going into , Graf had one major title under her belt; she had broken through and beaten world No.
The Czech bounced back to beat her in the finals at Wimbledon and the U. The generational tug of war between the two legends was prolonged and ferocious.
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