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A collection of famous quotes and sayings by Steffi Graf on respect, lose, thoughts, life, parenting, children, tennis, success, failure, arrogance, fun, and leadership.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Tennis player

Born On: June 14, 1969

Steffi Graf is a celebrated German former tennis player. She bagged in 22 Grand Slam singles titles and was ranked World No.1 for a long time. Since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968, she stood second on the list of major winners in the female competition with her 22 singles wins. She holds the third place in the list of ‘Most Grand Slam Tournament Singles Titles.’ In 1988, she won the Olympic Gold Medal and became the only tennis player to have won all four Grand Slam singles titles, achieving the ‘Golden Slam.’ Following is a collection of popular quotes and sayings by Steffi Graf, which have been curated from her works, thoughts, interviews, public utterances and life. Zoom through the words of wisdom shared by Steffi Graf both on-field and off-field which are often used as quotable quotes and thoughts by people.

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When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.

Steffi Graf

My big dream was to work as a photographer for 'National Geographic.'

Steffi Graf

If you go to a big city anywhere in the world and you need a doctor, just ask me. I can tell you who's good and who's bad. I've even considered writing a guidebook.

Steffi Graf

I don't wake up every day and think about which tournaments I won and which titles I hold. It's something I don't care about.

Steffi Graf

I am a person who sticks to her word.

Steffi Graf

I suppose it's amazing how quick life goes by when you have children.

Steffi Graf

It shifted attention away from that and I've never been someone who liked the attention from the media anyway.

Steffi Graf

It's so difficult to find time besides the tennis.

Steffi Graf

I had a lot of different thoughts and ideas and always to transform, but I'm trying certain things that I feel my heart is really going for and that was one of the things that I initiated a few months ago.

Steffi Graf

I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time.

Steffi Graf

I still take it seriously, but once I go out there I think I've got more relaxed and I think it shows.

Steffi Graf

The tennis wasn't really very much on my mind, so it wasn't like I was thinking about it all the time.

Steffi Graf

I knew that maybe I couldn't be playing again, but I just wanted to get in physical shape.

Steffi Graf

I don't like the word 'businesswoman.' Perhaps 'committed mother' would be the best description.

Steffi Graf

I appreciate very much being injury-free.

Steffi Graf

You cannot compare your athletic achievement to the importance of children and giving them a safe environment in which to grow up and enjoy life.

Steffi Graf

I never look back, I look forward.

Steffi Graf

I never hanker after the past - I prefer to devote myself to new tasks.

Steffi Graf

Age, what is it? It's not a figure that has ever meant anything to me.

Steffi Graf

I have always been guided by striving to show the best that I could. That is what kept me going in tennis and it is the same now.

Steffi Graf

Grass is a surface I have always loved, Wimbledon is a tournament I have always loved.

Steffi Graf

I've thrown away lots of my old diaries - you never know who might get their hands on them. But I have kept a few notes on the good old days.

Steffi Graf

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.

Steffi Graf