Great information about a great tennis player: Steffi Graf

 

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If you wear a large size in footwear you are not alone. Many well know female celebrities are known to wear larger size in their footwear. Here is one: Steffi Graf, who wears a size 11 in her footwear. Here are some interesting facts about this great lady. We go to a 15 in women’s length and 17 in men’s length as well. Now if Steffi needs a wider width – we have B to a 14E in our line of shoes and that is in women’s and men’s as well.

Steffi Graf started playing tennis at age 3, coached by her father, Peter. Under the area’s tennis program, as the best girl, she would usually play against the worst boy — who was usually Boris Becker. After winning the German and European Juniors, she turned pro on 18 October 1982. The next day, she lost to Tracy Austin, who was less-than impressed, telling reporters that there were “hundreds of girls” like Graf back in the States. Peter kept a tight rein on Steffi’s career to ensure that she wouldn’t “burn out” as she climbed up the rankings. She finally won her first title on 13 April 1986, defeating Chris Evert at the Family Circle Cup. She would win 107 WTA tournaments, including 22 Majors. In 1988, she joined Don Budge, Rod Laver, Maureen Connolly, and Margaret Court as the only players in tennis history to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, and the only one to win it on four different surfaces.

She found herself at the center of a near-tragedy on 30 April 1993. As then-arch rival Monica Seles was resting during a changeover at the Hamburg Open, a man made his way through the stands, and plunged a knife into her back. At first, it was thought the attack was prompted by the conflict in Seles’s Yugoslavia. But it turned out Guenter Parche was a Graf fan, and reasoned that if he took Seles out, Graf would regain the #1 ranking. The attack reverberated across sports. It also changed the course of tennis history. Seles was off the court for 27 months, and never regained her dominating form. Graf visited Seles in the hospital, but didn’t comment publicly about the incident until 2004.

Graf retired on 13 August 1999 after beating Martina Hingis at Roland Garros, and losing to Lindsay Davenport at Wimbledon. By this time, she was dating Andre Agassi, whom also won Roland Garros, but was a finalist at Wimbledon that year. With only their mothers as witnesses, they were married on 22 October 2001 at his Las Vegas home. Their son, Jaden Gil, was born four days later. Their daughter, Jaz Elle, was born on 3 October 2003.

Famous for her killer instinct and business-like approach, at times she displayed a sense of humor. During a tight 1995 Wimbledon match against Kimiko Date, she was serving when a fan yelled out “Steffi!” Everyone, including Steffi, burst out laughing. Composing herself, she readied to serve when the fan shouted “Steffi! Will you marry me?” The stadium burst into peals of laughter and play was delayed for a couple of minutes. Steffi readied to serve, tossed the ball, caught it, turned, and yelled to the fan: “How much money do you have?” Graf lost the set, but won the match to face (and defeat) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario for the title.

Spouse

Andre Agassi

(22 October 2001 – present) 2 children

The first and (to date) only player to win the Grand Slam and an Olympic gold medal (1988).

Dated race car driver Michael Bartels for seven years.

Posed for the 1997 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in an effort to “feminize” her image.

Father Peter Graf spent nearly two years in jail after being convicted in 1997 of evading $7 million in taxes on her earnings.

Only player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles twice in two different decades.

Only player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles at least four times.

Only player to win the Grand Slam on four different surfaces (carpet, clay, grass, hard court).

Only player ever to beat the three top seeded players in a Grand Slam event.

Was the #1 singles player for 186 straight weeks, broken by Roger Federer in August 2007. Her stay at #1 for a record 377 weeks total still stands.

At the age 13, became the second-youngest player ever to earn an international ranking.

German Sportswoman of the Year for four consecutive times from 1986 to 1989 and in 1999.

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1989

Heads the non-profit foundation Children for Tomorrow, supporting and initiating projects that provide assistance to children and families who have become the victims of war, persecution and violence.

Born to Peter Graf, a car and insurance salesman, and then-wife Heidi Graf, she started playing tennis at age 4.

Won a legal battle against Microsoft Germany about fake nude photos of her that were posted on a Web site run by the company. The photos were replaced in June at Graf’s request, but the company declined to sign a formal agreement that they wouldn’t use them again, so Graf sued. The state appeals court in Cologne upheld a ruling last October by a lower court, which had ruled that Microsoft Germany was responsible for the content of the site and must ensure that such pictures don’t appear there (27 May 2002).

Gave birth to Jaden Gil Agassi, 3 weeks prematurely, on 26 October 2001 at 3:30 AM at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. While it was thought the baby’s name originated from the Hebrew, meaning “God has listened,” in a February 2002 interview, Graf disclosed that Jaden is a masculine form of jade, a word she had always liked, and Gil was in honor of Agassi’s trainer, Gil Reyes.

Measurements: 35B-25-34 (at age 22 in the prime of her career), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

Gave birth to her daughter Jaz Elle on 3 October 2003.

Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 11 July 2004.

Ranked #3 in a survey by German network ZDF searching the 100 best German sportsmen of all time (19 November 2004).

Older sister of Michael Graf.

Upon the birth of Christian Sampras, son of Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson, London bookmakers gave the baby a 2,000-1 shot to beat Jaden Gil Agassi in a Wimbledon final.

She and Andre Agassi are the only two players in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal.

Won the Australian Open (1988-1990, 1994), French Open (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999), Wimbledon (1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996), US Open (1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996).

Was chosen “most admirable German woman” by the readers of “Amica” magazine (September 2005).

When they both won the singles’ event at Wimbledon in 1992, she showed no interest in her later husband Andre Agassi at all. The officials didn’t allow him to dance with her at the tournament’s banquet, although he had been secretly pining for her as far back as 1990.

Resides with her family in Las Vegas.

Is mentioned in “I’m in Love with Steffi Graf”, sang by Hugh Laurie on “A Bit of Fry and Lauri” (1987).

Niece of Christel Ginepri, who acts as her spokesperson.

Two months after he resigned as Agassi’s business manager in October 2008, Perry Rogers sued Graf for $50,000 in management fees.

Daughter-in-law of Mike Agassi.

Sister-in-law of Phillip Agassi and Tami Agassi.

Personal Quotes

“Sometimes I wish I could have been a bit more relaxed. But then I wouldn’t have been the same player.”

Being that Steffi Graf is a 11 in shoe sizes and we carry 4 lengths pass his size, we carry up to a 15 in length for women and for men we carry up to 17 in length in our footwear. I don’t know Steffi’s width but if he needs a wider width, “Women’s Wide Shoes” then we have that for her as well being that we carry up to 14E width and that is men’s as well.

We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the length and the widths and where proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes” Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need a extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hang over with their feet to the shoe. What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes) have two width wider at the outsole of the shoe. So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. So again no hang over for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.

A Comfort shoe is usually not a Therapeutic shoe and a Comfort shoe usually has very little mid section support. The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time. These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site dtfootwear.com

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.

I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!

We have a saying, in our company, “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed!

 

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