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Steffi Graf

Steffi Graf (Tennis.  Born, Mannheim, West Germany, June 14, 1969.)  The dominant women’s tennis player of the late 1980s, Steffi Graf won five U.S. Open women’s singles titles, including her first in 1988 that completed the third Grand Slam in women’s tennis history (following Maureen Connolly in 1953 and Margaret Smith Court in 1970).  That same year, […]

Margaret Smith Court

Margaret Smith Court (Tennis.  Born, Albury, New South Wales, Australia, July 16, 1942.)  Of all the great women tennis players, few have dominated the sport as much for as long as did Margaret Smith Court, who was the world’s No. 1 player seven times in 12 years from 1962-73, winning a record 24 singles titles […]

Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi (Tennis.  Born, Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 29, 1970.)  First appearing on the A.T.P. tour as a 16-year-old prodigy, the flamboyant Andre Agassi became a major international star in 1990 when he was a U.S. Open finalist (losing to long-time rival Pete Sampras).  Agassi became the first unseeded player to win the Open since […]

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