Graf faces Coetzer in South Africa in December for farewell tour

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Steffi Graf, who is retiring from one of the strongest tennis careers in the history of the sport, will face South African Amanda Coetzer in three matches in December, a news agency reported Wednesday.

Steffi Graf, who is retiring from one of the strongest tennis careers in the history of the sport, will face South African Amanda Coetzer in three matches in December, a news agency reported Wednesday.

The tournament is part of Graf's farewell world tour.

"Steffi and I are probably the most competitive women tennis players in the world," Coetzer was quoted as saying in an interview with the South African Press Association. "This is a serious challenge ... and I can promise it will be both entertaining and competitive."

The matches will take place 7 December in Durban, 10 December in Stellenbosch and 12 December in Johannesburg.

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