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Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer

Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Retired pro tennis star Martina Navratilova revealed Wednesday on U.S. television she has breast cancer and expects to beat it.

Atlantic Eye: Czech and American heroes

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush entered the room from the right front of the stage, with former first lady Barbara Bush close behind. "Do I know you?" she said to me with a Cheshire cat grin as she walked by and sat within earshot and kitty-corner at the neighboring table. "We met in Prague some years ago, ma'am," I said. "Beautiful," she said. "We'll have to talk." And she sat down. It was the gala of the American Friends of the Czech Republic at Houston's venerable J.W. Marriott hotel last week.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Navaratilova regains Czech nationality

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 11 (UPI) -- Former tennis star Martina Navratilova, who defected to the United States during the Cold War, said she has regained Czech nationality.

U.S.-Germany Fed Cup site chosen

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The United States and Germany are set to play their 2008 Fed Cup quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.

'Sunshine,' 'Betty' win GLAAD awards

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Ugly Betty" were among the winners as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presented its annual awards in Los Angeles.

Navratilova wins 176th doubles title

MONTREAL, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Martina Navratilova won the 176th doubles title of her career Monday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Mauresmo, Henin-Hardenne reach final

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin-Hardenne were the winners Thursday in the women's semifinals at Wimbledon.

Navratilova to retire from doubles tennis

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Women's tennis great Martina Navratilova has decided to retire after the 2006 season.

Anderson bares skin rather than wear skin

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson stripped to her panties at Stella McCartney's London Boutique to fundraise for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and to protest fur.

Conchita Martinez retires from tennis

VALENCIA, Spain, April 15 (UPI) -- Former Wimbledon women's champion Conchita Martinez of Spain announced her retirement Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2004 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Three enshrined into Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I., July 11 (UPI) -- Germany's Steffi Graf and Sweden's Stefan Edberg, who combined for 28 Grand Slam wins, were enshrined Sunday in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Austria eliminates U.S. from Fed Cup

INNSBRUCK, Austria, July 11 (UPI) -- Austria eliminated the U.S.from the Fed Cup quarterfinals, 4-1, after sweeping Sunday's three matches.

U.S., Austria tied in Fed Cup quarters

INNSBRUCK, Austria, July 10 (UPI) -- Minus the big names, the United States managed a split Saturday in its Fed Cup quarterfinal match against host Austria.

Americans meet Austria in Fed Cup

INNSBRUCK, Austria, July 9 (UPI) -- The big names have begged off, but the United States is still favored in its Fed Cup quarterfinal against Austria this weekend.

U.S. Olympic tennis team named

WIMBLEDON, England, June 26 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and Martina Navratilova were among those chosen Saturday for the United States Olympic tennis team.

Venus Williams ousted at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- Unseeded Karolina Sprem knocked two-time champion Venus Williams out of the Wimbledon Championships in the second round Thursday.

Rain halts Wimbledon play

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Rain prevented play Wednesday in the Wimbledon Championships.

Navratilova cruises to easy win in opener

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Forty-seven-year-old Martina Navratilova, playing in her first Wimbledon singles match in 10 years Monday, routed Catalina Castano of Colombia 6-0, 6-1.

Navratilova to play in Wimbledon singles

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Martina Navratilova, 47, who first played at Wimbledon 31 years ago and won nine singles titles, will compete in singles this year as a wild card entry.

Federer wins easily; Serena, Venus advance

PARIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Top-seed Roger Federer of Switzerland easily won his first-round match in the French Open Tuesday, defeating Kristof Vliegen of Belgium in 76 minutes.

Venus Williams leads U.S. Fed Cup team

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, April 23 (UPI) -- Venus Williams is healthy enough to represent the United States in the Fed Cup this weekend and she may be just enough to get her country into the second round.

Venus Williams advances to final

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 17 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated Croatian Jelena Kostanic, 6-4, 6-1, on Saturday to reach the final at the $1.3 million Family Circle Cup.

Navratilova, 47, named to Fed Cup team

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams, 47-year-old Martina Navratilova and Lisa Raymond were named Thursday to the United States Fed Cup tennis team.
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