Steffi Graf is the former retired German professional tennis player who is prominent for winning Grandslam awards for a record of eight times along with 43 times WTA titles and Olympic gold medal, Seoul. Graf is also known for her marriage with fellow tennis star Andre Agassi.
Steffi Graff- Married to Andre Agassi
The former German tennis player, Steffi Graff is happily married to her fellow former tennis icon, Andre Agassi. They first met after their respective games in the 1999 French Open. After getting to know each other better, Graff and Agassi had a whirlwind romance.
On October 22, 2001, Steffi and Andre finally walked down the aisle. The nuptial was in fact an intimate one that happened in Andres's home in Las Vegas. During the ceremony, the only witnesses were their mother and the judge. In addition, the couple shares two kids named Jaden Gill Agassi born in 2001, and Jaz Elle Aggasi born in 2003.
Steffi Graf dated Michael Bartels
Before meeting Andre, Steffi was in a long-term relationship with the motor racing driver, Michael Bartels. Their love affairs began in 1992 and ended sadly in 1999. The reason behind the split might be the reason they grew apart as she also met Andre.
Despite being an elite sportspersons, Steffi and her husband don't wish their children to follow in their footsteps. They encourage their kids to pursue their passion. Not to mention, her son Jaden Agassi is more inclined towards baseball having played for Las Vegas Recruits.
As of now, their marital relationship of Graf is going alright without any rumors of a split. Moreover, the duo is occasionally spotted playing exhibition and charity matches together. Mrs. Agassi resides in Summerlin Community which she and her husband purchased for $23 million in Las Vegas. They live there together with her mother, brother Michael & his kids, aside from her husband Andre with two children.
Steffi Graff- Tennis Career & Net Worth
Steffie Graff was heavily influenced for playing tennis by her coach father. At the tender age of five, she played her first tournament. The rest is history, as Steffie went to win 22 grand slam championships and 43 WTA titles. Steffi with her spouse has a combined 30 grand slam award. Graff only officially retired from tennis after her French Open win on August 13, 1999.
Watch the funny moment of Steffie during a Wimbledon game below.
Moreover, Steffi is not only generous but also a kind and charitable person. She is also the owner of the nonprofit organization, Children for Tomorrow. Steffi donates her millions of dollars to the organization. Basically, it helps the children who had suffered from war and other crises.
In addition, Steffie Graf accumulated around $20 million as a prize-money. Not to mention, her brand endorsement deals with Adidas, Dunlop, Wilson, Head & other brands added more money to her wealth. Talking about the family net worth of Graf, the power couple has amassed $145 million while Steffie also has individual property worth $16 million.
Steffie Graf- Tax Evasion Case
Steffie Graf appeared before the court in 1995 after an accusation for tax evasion by German tax authorities. She was guilty of not paying 20 million Deutschmarks. Then, Steffie blamed her father Peter Graf who used to manage her income and finances at the time.
Therefore, her father was convicted and put behind the bars for 25 months. However, Steffie paid only 1.3 million Deutschmarks as a fine. Her father died on 30 November 2013 from pancreatic cancer.
Quick facts of Steffie Graf
- Steffie was named the greatest female tennis player of the 21st century by Associate Press.
- Honored with induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame 2004 and the German Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Ranked no. 1 in the world for 377 weeks.
- Recipient of the 2015 prestigious Jean Borota Sportsmanship Award.
- The Berlina Tennis-Arena was later named Steffi-Graf-Stadion in her honor.
- Together with Andra, she appeared in advertisements with Canon Inc and Longines.
- Brand Ambassador for Kerela tourism, appointed in 2015.
- Owns the highest number of titles only behind Margaret Court and Serena Williams.
- Her father-in-law is former retired Iranian boxer, Emmanuel Agassi.
Steffi Graf Affairs
Affair with Michael Bartels
Before meeting Andre, Steffi was in a long-term relationship with the motor racing driver, Michael Bartels. Their love affairs began in 1992 and ended sadly in 1999.