In 1988, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, caught up with Steffi Graf as the 2 of them inaugurated the Vanderbilt Racquet Membership in London. That was the identical yr the German legend went on to turn out to be the one participant until date to realize the Golden Slam – successful all 4 Grand Slam titles and the Olympic gold medal.
After posing for just a few images, Princess Diana teamed up with Membership Secretary Charles Swallow for a mixed-doubles match towards Graf and David Verney (Lord Willoughby de Broke).
Throughout a 2021 interview with magazine Gala, 22-time Grand Slam champion Graf revealed how she was late due to a site visitors jam on the one event the place she performed tennis with Princess Diana in 1988.
“We even performed tennis collectively as soon as. Simply that day, I used to be late due to a site visitors jam,” Graf mentioned.
“All I knew was that he is married, I had no concept that he was going by a divorce” – Steffi Graf on how she ended up with Andre Agassi
In one other outdated interview, with former Indian participant and commentator Vijay Amritraj, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf opened up about how they received collectively regardless of the previous being married to actress Brooke Shields from 1997 to 1999.
Agassi admitted to having a huge crush on the German star in the course of the early ’90s, however his makes an attempt to speak to her at all times failed. When his first marriage was about to finish, he gave a thought to what he actually needed for himself. It was then that he determined to method Graf.
In the identical interview, Graf said that she was baffled as to why a married man had despatched her a bouquet of roses, particularly provided that he knew she had a boyfriend. She revealed that she came upon about Agassi’s divorce after a while, after which issues began shifting rapidly.
The 2 icons tied the knot on October 22, 2001.
“Our coaches arrange apply in 1999 and I used to be like, ‘Why does he need to apply with me? He is married, I’ve received a boyfriend.’ It was all a bit complicated to me,” Steffi Graf mentioned. “However after the apply, I discovered this stunning bouquet of roses in my resort room with a fantastic letter. We had a short dialog after that the place I mentioned that I’ve received a boyfriend and all I knew was that he is married. I had no concept that he is going by a divorce. Just a few weeks later, I heard concerning the divorce and understood issues a bit clearer. It took us just a few months, however then, every little thing went actually fast.”