Equally powerful as Steffi Grafs forehand, which made her an extraordinary athlete in international tennis, will also be her support for the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany. "I always attended ice hockey in Mannheim with great pleasure", says Steffi Graf about the fact that her home region will be represented as a venue.
Many years of international success made Steffi Graf one of the most successful German athletes. In 1999 she was voted "World Athlete of the Century" in the category "ball sports". She won 22 Grand Slam titles and was 378 weeks in total number one in tennis world rankings.