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Steffi Graf - from THE sports illustrated swimsuit issue, where they missed an opportunity to shoot Graf wearing a (living) grass bikini. great shot here by Walter Ioos Jr.

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In the 80s and 90s, breathable and lightweight fabrics were developed, as seen on Steffi Graf in 1999

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Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina is photographed during her Ladies Final Gold Medal match against Germany's Steffi Graf at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Sabatini lost to Steffi in straight sets, as Steffi completed her "Calendar Golden Slam" having won all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same calendar year. Steffi had also beaten Sabatini earlier that summer in the final of the U.S. Open, thus capturing the final leg of the "Grand Slam".

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Steffi Graf meets with reporters at a post-match press conference in the 1990's. Nine times out of ten Steffi was asked how she won the match!

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From the Archives: Olympians in

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