5 Steffi Graf records that will likely never be broken
Tennis legend Stefanie ‘Steffi’ Graf is routinely voted one of the greatest players in the history of the game. As she turns 47 today, we look at 5 records the former top-ranked player set during her career that many players since have struggled to match.
Shortest ever Grand Slam final
1988 was Graf’s annus mirabilis, or the best year of her career. The German won every Grand Slam title that year and top prize at the Olympics in South Korea. But in a display of just how dominant she had been, she won a Grand Slam final with a double bagel.
In what would go down in history as the most one-sided Grand Slam final of all time, Graf beat Natalia Zvereva 6-0, 6-0 in 32 minutes.
It continues to be the only double bagel grand slam final in the Open Era