August 4, 2011 |
All-time loves Babe Didrikson and George Zaharias: Didrikson won two gold medals and a silver in track and field at the 1932 Olympics, won 41 LPGA events and is the only woman to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. Zaharias was a professional wrestler whose nickname was "The Crying Greek From Cripple Creek. " They were married from 1938 until her death in 1956. Don Drysdale and Ann Meyers: Drysdale appeared in "The Brady Bunch" and was apparently a baseball player of some sort.
September 2, 2010 |
Thursday morning, well before summer in the city got dirty and gritty, dozens of girls gathered at the Central Park public tennis courts to await visiting royalty. About 8:30 a.m., the two queens arrived, first Billie Jean King and then Steffi Graf. Make that Stefanie Graf, who, the program director/master of ceremonies explained to the gathering, "does not like to be called Steffi. Other people put that on her. " Like the Wizard of Westwood who didn't want to be a wizard but could never quite shed the label, Stefanie Graf will never quite stop being Steffi.
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.