Today, June 14th, the best German tennis player of all time turns 50! Certainly she will celebrate her anniversary with family and friends, but far from the limelight, just as she keeps everything in private life away from the media. Despite her modesty, Steffi is celebrated today not only in Germany, but also in many other countries around the world, where tennis fans still love her dearly and appreciate her previous sport and life performance. For many young athletes, Steffi is a living tennis icon, a real tennis legend who, with her 22 Grand Slam titles and one Olimpia gold, is simply unsurpassable. We are all proud of the “Countess” and always admire “Miss Forehand” successes on the tennis court. On the occasion of her 50th birthday, we want to take a brief look at the breathtaking sports career of tennis player Steffi Graf and also lift the veil of her family life with Andre Agassi a little.

For years, “Miss Forehand” was invincible on the tennis court.

Steffi Graf's 50th birthday Miss Forehand invincible on the tennis court

  • The exceptional athlete Steffi Graf and her tennis records

Stefanie Maria Graf was born in Mannheim exactly 50 years ago and grew up in Brühl. As a three-year-old girl, she picked up a tennis racket for the first time and began to train with her father, Peter Graf. Her sporting talent blossomed and at the age of 11 Steffi took part in the German indoor championship.

At 13, she joined the professional tennis world. Hard training and incredible discipline soon paid off. Shortly before her 18th birthday, Steffi Graf won the French Open in 1987, becoming the youngest winner in tournament history in Paris. In 1988 she celebrated her greatest success – the Golden Slam. Within a year she won four Grand Slam tournaments, namely the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. This record remains unattainable to this day!

 Together with Boris Becker you triumphed in the final of Wimbledon in 1989 and wrote the history of white sport.

Steffi Graf 50th birthday in 1989 together with Boris Becker in the final of Wimbledon

Both famous and popular German athletes have made tennis a popular sport in Germany.

Steffi Graf's 50th birthday Boris Becker famous and popular athletes made tennis a popular sport in Germany

In addition, Steffi Graf was at the top of the world rankings for 377 weeks during her active tennis career, which is her absolute record. Steffi is also credited with the fastest victory in the final of a Grand Slam tournament. That was in 1988 at the French Open, when the exceptional German athlete triumphed 6-0, 6-0 against Natalia Zvereva in 32 minutes. During her tennis career, Steffi Graf won almost 20 million euros in prize money, part of which she is investing today in her “Children for Tomorrow” foundation and fights against child persecution and other forms of organized violence.

 Today Steffi Graf can be seen on the jury of the largest tennis tournaments.

Steffi Graf's 50th birthday today in the jury of the largest tennis tournaments

“Tennis has determined my whole life, it’s hard to let go,” says the Countess. She also hopes the following: “When people think of the tennis player Graf, they should above all remember that I have always loved the sport and have always been one hundred percent into it”. Today nobody can doubt this statement!

On October 22, 2001, tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf tied the knot.

Steffi Graf 50th birthday married to Andre Agassi for 18 years

  • The tennis dream couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi in private

The ex-tennis professionals Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf married in October 2001 and have since started a happy family. They have two children together – Jaden Gil (17 years old) and 15 year old Jaz Elle. They all live in Las Vegas and lead scandal free lives. Obviously, Steffi and Andre have withdrawn from the public eye, but they are constantly being followed by paparazzi. Good photographers can rarely take a picture of the two former tennis players. But they still look as happy and in love with each other as they did on the first date. The tennis legends have said it briefly several times in interviews: The secret of their successful marriage lies in the boundless harmony of their marriage relationship and in the deepest love for one another. Both confirm this through their flawless public behavior and a lot of respect for one another. For example, Andre Agassi stated in May 2015: “Without Steffi Graf I would only be worth half”.

Today they are happy with each other and with their two grown-up children.

Steffi Graf 50th birthday happy with Andre Agassi at a baseball match

On the occasion of his wife’s 50th birthday, Agassi made the following statement: “When she stands still, she is a goddess; a poem in motion ”. His words of greatest admiration and deepest love come from the heart, so they sound convincing. At the official, but private event, he wishes to be a better husband and that Steffi never leaves him. Hopefully both tennis stars can keep their love and family happiness for many years to come.

 Steffi is the absolute tennis queen! She stood on the throne of tennis for 377 weeks.

Steffi Graf's 50th birthday absolute tennis queen on the tennis court against other players

Steffi Graf's 50th birthday in play on the tennis court

 Happy birthday, Steffi Graf!

Happy birthday, Steffi Graf!