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I certainly love my wife more than life itself and will be there for her during this time. They say that Graf, who became more closely involved in her husband's finances after her father was sentenced to nearly four years in jail for tax evasion, was troubled by the way Rogers had handled some business investments for the couple, particularly after a major real estate deal went sour. He retired in after losing in the third round of the US Open.
Having been married before to actress Brooke Shields, everyone was thrilled when his fairytale tennis romance to fellow champ Steffi Graf, now 39, resulted in marriage seven years ago.
The couple have two children.
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But to the good citizens of Las Vegas, Agassi is more than just a native son. He is royalty, a prince among men. He is now appreciated more for what he has done off the court than he is for his remarkable tennis career. From the end ofRogers was also Graf's manager and agent.
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The businesses Rogers managed for Agassi included enterprises that have made Agassi a very rich man, even by Las Vegas standards. He continues to have a sportswear deal with Adidas, has major real estate investments in Idaho, is a partner in several restaurants and nightclubs in Las Vegas, including the nightclub Pure which is co-owned with Celine Dion, basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and Graf.
The relationship between Agassi and Rogers was extraordinarily close. She won no titles during the next three years, but her ranking climbed steadily to world No.
Inshe 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. In August as a year-old and youngest entrant representing West Germany, she won the tennis demonstration event at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. No medals were awarded as this was not an official Olympic event.
Peter also kept a tight rein on Graf's personal life. Social invitations on the tour were often declined as Graf's focus was kept on practicing and match play. 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 and earlyGraf emerged as the top challenger to the dominance of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. She did not win a tournament but consistently reached tournament finals, semifinals and quarterfinals, with the highlight being her semifinal loss to Navratilova at the US Open.
She never lost to Evert again, beating her six more times over the next three and a half years. Graf then won her next three tournaments at Amelia IslandCharleston, and Berlinculminating in a 6—2, 6—3 defeat of Navratilova in the final of the latter.
Illness caused her to miss Wimbledon,  and an accident where she broke a toe several weeks later also curtailed her play. She returned to win a small tournament at Mahwah just before the US Open where, in one of the most anticipated matches of the year, she encountered Navratilova in a semifinal.
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 TokyoZurichand Brightonbefore once again contending with Navratilova at the season-ending Virginia Slims Championships in New York. This time, Navratilova beat Graf 7—6, 6—3, 6—2. She started the year strongly, with six tournament victories heading into the French Open, with the highlight being at the tournament in Miamiwhere she defeated Martina Navratilova in a semifinal and Chris Evert in the final and conceded only 20 games in the seven rounds of the tournament.
Graf then lost to Navratilova 7—5, 6—3 in the Wimbledon final, her first loss of the year. However, in the Federation Cup final in Vancouver, Canadathree weeks later, she defeated Evert easily 6—2, 6—1. Graf had a win-loss record of for a Graf was the first player other than Navratilova or Evert to hold the top spot since Tracy Austin in Graf did not lose a set during the tournament and lost a total of only 29 games.
Graf, however, won the tournament in San Antonio, Texas, and retained her title in Miami, where she once again defeated Evert in the final. Graf then won the tournament in Berlinlosing only twelve games in five matches. At the French OpenGraf successfully defended her title by defeating Natasha Zvereva 6—0, 6—0 in a minute final.
Graf was trailing Martina Navratilova in the final 7—5, 2—0 before winning the match 5—7, 6—2, 6—1. Graf's Grand Slam remains the only one in history completed on three surfaces grass, clay, hard courtas all other Grand Slams in tennis history were achieved prior to the introduction of hard court at the US Open in Graf also won her only Grand Slam doubles title that year—at Wimbledon partnering Sabatini—and picked up a women's doubles Olympic bronze medal.
New challengers and personal challenges[ edit ] Steffi Graf backhand [ edit ] Speculation was rife at the beginning of about the possibility of Graf winning another Grand Slam. Some noted observers, such as Margaret Court, suggested that Graf could achieve the feat a couple more times. Her 6—3, 6—0 defeat of Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini in a semifinal was described by veteran observer Ted Tinling as "probably the best tennis I've seen". She is better than them all.
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Graf served for the match at 5—3 in the third set but lost the game and won only three more points in the match. Suffering from food poisoning, she had struggled to beat Monica Seles in their semifinal 6—3, 3—6, 6—3 and said that she had had menstrual cramps in the final. The match was notable for its dramatic ending. Having suffered from leg cramps since the middle of the third set, Graf ran off the court seconds after match point to seek medical treatment.
Victories at Zurich and Brighton preceded the Virginia Slims Championshipswhere Graf cemented her top-ranked status by beating Navratilova in the final in four sets.
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Graf ended with an 86—2 match record and the loss of only twelve sets. She survived an intense 3 set battle with Helena Sukova in the semis, breaking in the 10th and final game to win the 3rd set Shortly after winning in Tokyo, Graf injured her right thumb while cross-country skiing in Switzerland and subsequently withdrew from the Virginia Slims of Florida and the Lipton Championships. While the Berlin tournament was being played, the largest-circulation German tabloid, Bildran a story about an alleged scandal involving Graf's father.
The difficulty of answering questions about the matter came to a head at a Wimbledon press conference, where Graf broke down in tears. Wimbledon authorities then threatened to immediately shut down any subsequent press conferences where questions about the issue were asked. Whether this scandal affected Graf's form is open to debate.
In an interview with Stern magazine in JulyGraf stated, "I could not fight as usual. Seles was behind 2—6 in the first-set tiebreaker, but then came back to win six points in a row and take the set.
At Wimbledon, Graf lost in the semifinals to Zina Garrisonwho with this victory broke Graf's string of 13 consecutive Major finals. This was a major upset as Garrison had to save a match point to defeat Monica Seles in the quarterfinal, and was expected to easily fall to Graf, whom she had not beaten in 4 years.
Although Sabatini got the best of Graf in the semifinals of the season-ending Virginia Slims ChampionshipsGraf still finished the year as the top-ranked player. Seles established herself as the new dominant player on the women's tour, winning the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open and, in March, ending Graf's record consecutive-weeks hold on the World No.
She then lost to Sabatini in her next three tournaments before winning the U. At Wimbledonhowever, Graf captured her third women's crown, this time at Sabatini's expense.
Sabatini served for the match twice, and was two points away from her first Wimbledon title. After breaking Sabatini's serve to even the third set at 6—6, Graf defeated Sabatini by winning the next two games to take the match 6—4, 3—6, 8—6. Martina Navratilova then defeated Graf 7—6, 6—7, 6—4 in a US Open semifinal, the first time she had beaten Graf in four years.
Graf then won in Leipzig, with her th career victory coming in a quarterfinal against Judith Wiesner. It was Graf's second consecutive loss to Novotna, and dating back to their Australian Open quarterfinal match, Jana had won three of their last five meetings. It would also be the last loss Graf would ever have to Novotna in a match she completed she did have a loss after withdrawing with injury after the first set of a late match.
Even though Conchita won the opening set, Graf went on to prevail in three sets. Graf then lost a closely contested final to Monica Seles, Seles won the match on her 5th match point; Graf came within two points of winning the match a few games earlier. At Wimbledon, after struggling through early-round three-setters against Mariaan de Swardt and Patty Fendickshe easily defeated Natasha Zvereva in the quarterfinal, Sabatini in the semifinal, and Seles in the final 6—2, 6—1, with Seles playing in almost complete silence because of widespread media and player criticism of her grunting.
Four consecutive indoor tournament victories in the autumn helped improve her season, but for the third consecutive year, she failed to win the Virginia Slims Championships, where she lost in the first round to Lori McNeil.