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STEFFI GRAF

 

She is 1.75 metres tall and weighs 59 kilos. In her tennis career she has won 889 games and lost only 113. Her prize money has been over $20.000.000. She is Steffi Graf, one of the world’s great tennis players.

 

 

Born in Germany in 1969, she learned to play tennis when she was very young. She won her first important game in Paris when she was eighteen. Since then, she has won more than 20 important competitions. Her best year was 1988 when she won the five main international championships in England, France, the USA, Australia and at the Olympic Games.

 

She is a strong, athletic player who can still beat younger players. However, she has had a lot of injuries, so now she has stopped playing in the major international competitions.


Read the text above and decide if the sentences are True or False.

1. She's played more than a thousand games.
 
2. She's not very famous.
 
3. She's from Europe.
 
4. Nowadays, she doesn´t play in the major international competitions.
 

 
Read the answers and write the correct question for each of them.
 
1.
   
    She was born in Germany.
 
2.
 
    She has won 889 games.
 
3.
 
    She learned to play it when she was very young.
 
4.  
 
    Yes, she has. Because of that she stopped playing in the major international competitions.
 

Word Pyramid! Read the text and find...
 
1. A verb in the past form:                        
2. Two adjectives:                             
3. Three nouns: