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In 1985, for instance, she played only ten events leading up to the US Open, whereas another up-and-coming star, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina, who was a year younger than Graf, played 21.Peter also kept a tight rein on Graf's personal life.She won six French Open singles titles (second to Evert), seven Wimbledon singles titles, four Australian Open titles, and five U. Consequently, Graf's Grand Slam was achieved on grass, clay, and hard court while the previous five Grand Slams were decided on only grass and clay.Graf reached thirteen consecutive major singles finals, from the 1987 French Open through to the 1990 French Open, winning nine of them.Furthermore, she is the only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam tournament at least four times. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for a record 377 total weeks—the longest period for which any player, male or female, has held the number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals began issuing rankings.She won 107 singles titles, which ranks her third on the WTA's all-time list after Martina Navratilova (167 titles) and Chris Evert (157 titles).
Navratilova included Graf on her list of great players.
During that period, she lost six times to Evert and three times to Navratilova, all in straight sets.
She did not win a tournament but consistently reached tournament finals and semifinals, with the highlight being her semifinal loss to Navratilova at the US Open.
When she was nine years old her family moved to the neighbouring town of Brühl. She began practicing on a court at the age of four and played in her first tournament at five.
She soon began winning junior tournaments with regularity, and in 1982 she won the European Championships 12s and 18s. In 1984, she first gained international attention when she almost upset the tenth seed, Jo Durie of the United Kingdom, in a fourth round Centre Court match at Wimbledon.