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Steffi Graf - from THE sports illustrated swimsuit issue, where they missed an opportunity to shoot Graf wearing a (living) grass bikini. great shot here by Walter Ioos Jr.

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Wimbledon fashion through history - in pictures

In the 80s and 90s, breathable and lightweight fabrics were developed, as seen on Steffi Graf in 1999

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Golden Years Wimbledon Special: From a brotherly love match in 1883, to Virginia Wade's Silver Jubilee win, through to legends Borg and Becker

One of the greatest tennis players of all time here, Steffi Graf, in action during Wimbledon in 1988. Graf won seven Wimbledon titles, and her first came this year, as she beat the legendary Martina Navratilova in the final. That year was in fact the finest of her career, with Graf winning all four Grand Slam titles and the Olympic singles titles at the Seoul Games. The press called it a 'Golden Slam'

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EXCLUSIVE: Steffi Graf at 40... still striving for perfection

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others. _Steffi Graf

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Steffi Graf meets with reporters at a post-match press conference in the 1990's. Nine times out of ten Steffi was asked how she won the match!

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Steffi Graf (Germany) Winner of four Australian Opens, six French Opens, five US Opens and seven Wimbledon titles as well as Olympic Gold in 1988,

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Princess Diana and Steffi Graf at the Vanderbilt Raquet Club, London, on June 10,1988.

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Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina is photographed during her Ladies Final Gold Medal match against Germany's Steffi Graf at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Sabatini lost to Steffi in straight sets, as Steffi completed her "Calendar Golden Slam" having won all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same calendar year. Steffi had also beaten Sabatini earlier that summer in the final of the U.S. Open, thus capturing the final leg of the "Grand Slam".