March 30, 2005 |
Steffi Graf will be back on the tennis court again in public view. Briefly. If you blink, you could very well miss her "season" for Houston of World Team Tennis. It was announced Tuesday that Graf had been selected by Houston. Her season apparently will consist of one appearance in July. Graf, 35, retired from pro tennis in 1999. She played an exhibition in September against Gabriela Sabatini in Berlin.
June 21, 2004 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "SportsCentury: Steffi Graf." Where: ESPN Classic, today, 5. No question Steffi Graf was one of the best tennis players in history. She won 107 singles titles, 22 Grand Slam titles, and spent a record 377 weeks -- a little more than seven years -- ranked No. 1.
April 29, 2004 |
One of the rare times that the busy, often sleepless mother of two young children slows down happens to be during one of her husband's tennis matches. Then, her mental agony unfolds. So, is it harder to watch tennis or play in big matches? "Oh, you're talking about watching whom?" said Steffi Graf, joking. "I'm a very active person and I want to control things, and I can't. So in a sense, it's harder watching."
May 23, 2003 |
The highly anticipated on-court pairing of tennis greats Andre Agassi and his wife, Steffi Graf, at the French Open won't be happening because of a family addition. Graf, the winner of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, is pregnant with their second child and is expected to deliver in November. Agassi and Graf have a son, Jaden Gil, who was born in October 2001.
January 26, 2003 |
So, Steffi, how's your forehand looking? Some people use a travel agent or the Internet to plan vacations. Andre Agassi booked a romantic tennis trip to Paris for his wife, Steffi Graf, and toddler Jaden Gil, using the Australian Open to do the job. Nearly everyone in the sellout crowd at Rod Laver Arena knew there was more on the line than an Australian Open title. Agassi knew it, of course. His opponent Rainer Schuettler, being German, seemed to realize it better than anyone else.
January 22, 2003 |
Andre Agassi enlivened an ordinary day here when he told of a bet he'd made with his wife, Steffi Graf. If Agassi wins the Australian Open, she will have to play mixed doubles with him at the French Open. The news broke late Tuesday when Agassi did an interview with retired Australian doubles star Mark Woodforde, telling him about the bet. The information then was posted on the Australian Open's official Web site.