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Six Degrees: Taylor Swift to Steffi Graf

February 2nd, 2010
06:03 PM ET

It's finally time to hand down this week's Six Degrees of Separation Challenge.

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We've chosen two well known women for you to try and connect - but only through six steps.

First up, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who took home four awards at the Grammy's, including Album of the Year.

We want you to connect her to tennis legend Steffi Graf.

You'll need to come up with five people between those two - for a total of six links.

Please post your responses below - Good luck!

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Thomas Mathew

    Taylor Swift's lead single of 2008 album 'Fearless' was titled 'Love Story".'Love story ' was the name of the 1970 movie which had Ryan O'Neal in the lead role. Ryan O'Neal's daughter Tatum O'Neal was the first wife of john McEnroe who defeated jimmy Connors to become 1984 Wimbledon champion.Jimmy Connors was engaged to Chris Evert. Steffi Graf won her first WTA tournament defeating Chris Evert on April 13, 1984.
    Briefly the five people connecting Taylor Swift and Steffi Graf are :
    Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert

    February 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  2. Thomas Mathew

    In the above comment, small letters were used by oversight, while typing the first letter of the names of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors

    February 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  3. fersgruendling

    – Taylor Swift won Best Female video in 2009 on MTV's Video Music Awards. Her speech was rudely interrupted by...
    – Kanye West, who recorded the song "Beat Goes On" in...
    – Madonna's album "Hard Candy". She performed the song "The Lady Is a Tramp" on Arsenio Hall's 1000th programme along with...
    – Antony Kiedis, who is the lead singer of...
    – Red Hot Chili Peppers. They appeared on a Nike commercial in 1990 with...
    – Andre Agassi, who is married to...
    – Steffi Graf.

    The connection: Taylor Swift – Kanye West – Madonna – Antony Kiedis – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Andre Agassi – Steffi Graf.

    Fernanda Gruendling, Brazil.

    February 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  4. John Blair

    There is actually ONE degree of separation! Taylor Swift's first big break was being invited to sing the national anthem at the US Open in 2001 (or possibly 2002) where Steffi Graf was following her husband, Andre Agassi's performance. He ended up lossing to Pete Sampras at both events.

    February 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Reply
  5. John Blair

    Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi actually got married in October 2001 three days before the birth of their first child. She watched him atthe 2001 French Open while she was pregnant so I presume she at least watched the US Open on TV. Does that count? All this can be found on pages 334-338 of Agassi's fantastic biography, "Open". PS Excuse the typo in the first post, "lossing" should, of course be "losing".

    February 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  6. Thomas Mathew

    Like John Blair,I also could not find out the exact year – 2001 or 2002 -when Taylor Swift sang the national anthem at the US Open.For those interested to dig further : John McEnroe's present wife is Patty Smyth,rock and roll musician (not to be confused with punk rocker Patti Smith).Perhaps there may be something to link Taylor Swift with Patty Smyth.Or perhaps Taylor Swift's relationship (now broken) with Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) may throw up some link

    February 6, 2010 at 11:35 am | Reply
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