Athletes Famous Female Athletes from West Germany

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List of popular female athletes from West Germany, listed alphabetically with photos when available. West Germany has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best West German female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented West Germany in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of West Germany in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

List includes Linda Bresonik, Martina Müller, more.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from West Germany?" and "Who are the greatest female West German athletes?"
Steffi Graf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from West Germany
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Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf is a German former world No. 1 tennis player. Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles is second all time behind Margaret Court, and mark the record for most Major wins by a tennis player since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player to achieve the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Graf was ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association for a record 377 total weeks—the longest period for which any player, male or female, has held the number-one ranking since the WTA and the Association of ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

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#27 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#1 on The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era

#48 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Petra Wimbersky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from West Germany
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Petra Wimbersky is a former German football striker. After four years at FFC Frankfurt she returned to her former club Bayern Munich. She also plays for the German national team. She ended her career in 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Team: Bayern Munich

Position: Forward

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Kerstin Garefrekes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from West Germany
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Kerstin Garefrekes is a German footballer. She plays as a midfielder or striker for 1. FFC Frankfurt. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Ibbenbüren, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Team: 1. FFC Frankfurt

Position: Forward, Midfielder

Also Ranked

#44 on The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

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Renate Lingor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from West Germany
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Renate Lingor is a retired female German international football player. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Team: SC Klinge Seckach

Position: Midfielder

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