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Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova slips three places in the WTA Top 10, allowing Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to make rankings gains.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
By United Press International
Serena Williams voted WTA Player of the Year

Serena Williams voted WTA Player of the Year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- World No. 1-ranked Serena Williams was voted the WTA Player of the Year, repeating the honor for a second consecutive year and fifth time overall.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 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.
No. 1 Serena at another milestone -- tie for 5th-most WTA titles

No. 1 Serena at another milestone -- tie for 5th-most WTA titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 22 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled into a tie for fifth-most WTA titles with 53.
Three Top 10 players could await Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Three Top 10 players could await Serena Williams at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Serena Williams' path to another Wimbledon title potentially has three Top 10 opponents along the way.
Serena Williams seeded first for Wimbledon

Serena Williams seeded first for Wimbledon

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams, who started a tear that has ruled women's tennis at Wimbledon since last year, is the No. 1 women's seed for the 2013 tournament.
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.
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Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova laughs as she competes in a semifinals doubles match at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday, April 17, 2004. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is a Czech American and former Czechoslovak tennis player and a former World No. 1. Billie Jean King said about Navratilova in 2006, "She's the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived."

Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (an all-time record), and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She reached the Wimbledon singles final 12 times, including 9 consecutive years from 1982 through 1990, and won the women's singles title at Wimbledon a record 9 times. She and King each won 20 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record. Navratilova is one of just three women to have accomplished a career Grand Slam in singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles (called the Grand Slam "boxed set") a record she shares with Margaret Court and Doris Hart. She holds the open era record for most singles titles (167) and doubles titles (177). She recorded the longest winning streak in the open era (74 consecutive matches) and three of the six longest winning streaks in the women's open era. Navratilova, Margaret Court, and Maureen Connolly share the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam singles titles (six). Navratilova reached 11 consecutive Grand Slam singles finals, second all-time to Steffi Graf's 13. In women's doubles, Navratilova and Pam Shriver won 109 consecutive matches and won all four Grand Slam titles in 1984. Also the pair set an all time record of 79 titles together and tied Louise Brough Clapp's and Margaret Osborne duPont's record of 20 Grand Slam women's doubles titles as a team. In addition she won the season ending WTA Tour Championships a record 8 times and made the finals a record 14 times. Navratilova is the only man or woman to have won 8 different tournaments at least 7 times.

Originally from Czechoslovakia, she was stripped of her citizenship when, in 1975 at the age of 18, she asked the United States for political asylum and was granted temporary residency. At the time, Navratilova was being told by the Czechoslovakian Sports Federation that she was becoming too Americanized and that she should go back to school and make tennis secondary. Navratilova became a US citizen in 1981, but on January 9, 2008, she had her Czech citizenship restored. She stated she has not renounced her American citizenship nor does she plan to do so and that the restoration of her Czech citizenship was not politically motivated.

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