More about the year 1982
Tracy Austin, Filderstadt’s princess and four-time tournament winner reaches the final but meets her match in the tennis queen in the coming years — Martina Navrátilová. The Czech duly drives off from Centre Court in a 911 Cabriolet. Incidentally, German Sylvia Hanika arrives in Filderstadt in a Porsche — without ever actually winning one. Not even in 1982, her golden year. Dwarfed by the world elite, another 14-year old girl makes her debut — Stefanie Graf from nearby Brühl plays Tracy Austin in the first round — and loses 6-4, 6-0. The winner is unimpressed by Steffi, there’s hundreds like her. What a mistake.