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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

Jankovic back in WTA Top 10; Serena builds huge lead for No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jelena Jankovic returns to the Top 10 and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams has a huge lead in Monday's update of the WTA rankings.
Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams ran her 2013 record to 73-4 and collected her 10th WTA title of the year with a straight-set win over Jelena Jankovic in the China Open final.
Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

Li, Pennetta move up in rankings after U.S. Open

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- With the top-ranked U.S. Open finalists creating a rematch from 2012, the moves in the WTA rankings came from semifinalists Li Na and Flavia Pennetta.
Serena Williams downs Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open crown

Serena Williams downs Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open crown

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams captured her fifth U.S. Open title Sunday, overcoming second-seeded Victoria Azarenka in a hotly contested struggle.
Serena Williams tops field at U.S. Open

Serena Williams tops field at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Serena Williams opens the defense of her U.S. Open singles title with a match against Francesca Schiavone, a player she hasn't lost to since 2009.
Serena Williams builds huge lead at No. 1 in world rankings

Serena Williams builds huge lead at No. 1 in world rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams has put greater distance between herself and other competitors in the women's tennis rankings.
Serena Williams wins French Open title

Serena Williams wins French Open title

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams defeated defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 Saturday, beating Sharapova for a 13th straight time to win her second French Open title.
Serena Williams, on record streak, remains No. 1

Serena Williams, on record streak, remains No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams increases her lead this week in the women's world tennis rankings and Sara Errani sets a personal best by moving to fifth.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Errani, Vinci win French Open doubles

Errani, Vinci win French Open doubles

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci claimed a straight-set victory in the French Open women's double final over Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova.
Sharapova, Errani in French Open final

Sharapova, Errani in French Open final

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova can join some of the most storied names in women's tennis with a French Open win.
30,000 at White House for Easter Egg Roll

30,000 at White House for Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- More than 30,000 people visited the White House Monday to participate in the annual Easter Egg Roll, officials said.
Azarenka, Sharapova to decide who's No. 1

Azarenka, Sharapova to decide who's No. 1

MELBOURNE, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova is focused on the Grand Slam title but there's a big bonus at stake when she plays Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open women's final.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
By United Press International
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Chris Evert
Chevy Chase(L), Chris Evert, Lisa Raymond, and Indy racer Helio Castroneves(R) participate in the Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic, at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, in Delray Beach, Florida, on December 4, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former world number 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open. According to the Women's Tennis Association, she was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981 and, according to many sources, in 1974 and 1978, also.

Evert's career win–loss record in singles matches of 1,309–146 (.900) is the best of any professional player in tennis history. In tennis writer Steve Flink's book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, he named Evert as the third best female player of the 20th century, after Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Evert never lost in the first or second rounds of a Grand Slam singles tournament. She won 157 singles championships. In women's doubles, Evert won three Grand Slam titles and 29 regular tour championships.

Evert began taking tennis lessons when she was five years old from her father, Jimmy Evert (a professional tennis coach who had won the men's singles title at the Canadian Championships in 1947). By 1969, she had become the No. 1 ranked 14-under girl in the United States. Evert played her first senior tournament in that year also, reaching the semifinals in her home town of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, losing to Mary Ann Eisel 7–5, 3–6, 6–1. (For years, this was the record for the furthest a player had reached in her first senior-level tournament. That record was broken when another Floridian, Jennifer Capriati, reached the final of the tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1990 at the age of 13.) In 1970, Evert won the national sixteen-and-under championship and was invited to play in an eight player clay court tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 15 year-old Evert defeated Françoise Durr 6–1, 6–0 in the first round before defeating Margaret Court 7–6, 7–6 in a semifinal. Court was the World No. 1 player and had just won the Grand Slam in singles. These results led to Evert's selection for the U.S. Wightman Cup team, the youngest player ever in the competition.

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