‘There’s a lot going on’ – Legendary tennis player Steffi Graf talks about the difficulties of doing charity work in Russia and Ukraine


Since retiring from professional tennis in 1999, Steffi Graf has done incredible humanitarian work. Currently, her Children for Tomorrow Foundation is doing an outstanding job despite the current scenario regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Recently, the 22-time Grand Slam champion gave an interview to Vogue magazine, in which she discussed everything from her career to humanitarian work. She also spoke about the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.


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Steffi Graf opens up about her humanitarian work in Russia and Ukraine

During this interviewsaid Graf, “In Hamburg, there have been so-called IVK classes since 2015, in which children spend a year relearning the school system, language and culture. The number of new classes is constantly increasing and already exceeds 200. We are regularly approached and asked to support many of these classes with our psychotherapy. We always work closely with school authorities. (Google Translate)

“We have just been able to contact a Ukrainian therapist who can accompany us. There’s a lot going on; There are currently more than 20,000 Ukrainian refugees in Hamburg, probably at least half of them are children. We are currently trying to find more therapists who can help us support the children,” she further stated that she tried to help Ukrainian refugees in Germany.

Notably, Graf founded the Children for Tomorrow Foundation in 1998, a year before his retirement. This organization works to help refugee children and young children with therapy.

Graf’s amazing professional career


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Without a doubt, Steffi Graf etched her name in the history books as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Since the start of her career in the mid-80s, she instantly became a phenomenon on the circuit. In 1987, she tasted her first Grand Slam trophy at Roland-Garros, where she beat Martina Navratilova in the final. The following year, she created history by winning all four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medal, to win the “Golden Slam”..

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His most notable achievement was staying at the top of the leaderboard for 377 weeks, an unprecedented feat that has yet to be broken. During her professional career, she won a total of 107 titles, including 22 Grand Slam tournaments. She also has a winning record of 902-115 throughout his career.

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