Graf, Sabatini to clash in Berlin
Friday, 27 August , 2004, 05:22
Berlin: Legendary German tennis ace Steffi Graf is to pick up her racket once again to face long time Argentine rival Gabriela Sabatini
in a charity match in Berlin on September 25.
Graf, 35, retired from tennis five years ago but is set to grace the court once again with the match proceeds going to her 'Children for tommorrow' foundation.
"We are delighted this match is taking place here where she began her great career," explained Eberhard Wensky, tournament director of the German Open.
Graf, married to top men's player Andre Agassi, won 22 Grand Slam titles in a glittering career.
The first of those was back in 1986, when she was just a raw 16-year-old, as Graf triumphed over Martina Navratilova in the final of the German Open in Berlin.