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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.

On 13 April 1986, Graf won her first WTA tournament and beat Evert for the first time in the final of the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Social invitations on the tour were often declined as Graf's focus was kept on practicing and match play.

Working with her father and then-coach Pavel Složil, Graf typically practiced for up to four hours a day, often heading straight from airports to practice courts.

This narrow focus meant that Graf, already shy and retiring by nature, made few friends on the tour in her early years, but it led to a steady improvement in her play.

In 1985 and early 1986, Graf emerged as the top challenger to the dominance of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

When she was nine years old, her family moved to the neighboring 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 taking the top prize at junior tournaments with regularity, going on to win the European Championships 12s and 18s in 1982. 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.

The match was played over two days with Navratilova finally winning after saving three match points 6–1, 6–7, 7–6.

Graf then won three consecutive indoor titles at Tokyo, Zurich, and Brighton, before once again contending with Navratilova at the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships in New York. Graf's Grand Slam tournament breakthrough came in 1987.

1 ranking for the first time in her career, a ranking she would hold for the next 186 consecutive weeks, a record (it was tied by Serena Williams in 2016).

Graf was the first player other than Navratilova or Evert to hold the top spot since Tracy Austin in 1980.

1, 6–4, 4–6, 8–6 after beating Sabatini in a three-set semifinal.

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