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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
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.
Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal topped fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets Sunday to win the French Open men's singles championship for the eighth time.
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.
Ferrer has huge challenge in Nadal at French Open final

Ferrer has huge challenge in Nadal at French Open final

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- David Ferrer faces a daunting challenge Sunday as he heads into his first Grand Slam final against Rafael Nadal for the French Open men's singles championship.
Nadal, Ferrer gain French Open final spots

Nadal, Ferrer gain French Open final spots

PARIS, June 7 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal will go against fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, a first-time majors finalist, in the championship match of the French Open.
Djokovic-Nadal rematch highlights French Open semifinals

Djokovic-Nadal rematch highlights French Open semifinals

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- The marquee matchup of the men's French Open draw comes in the semifinals when No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic goes against seven-time champion Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer rallies for win, David Ferrer advances at French Open

Roger Federer rallies for win, David Ferrer advances at French Open

PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Roger Federer needed five sets to gain the quarterfinals and No. 4 David Ferrer also advanced Sunday at the French Open.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to fourth round at French Open

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the French Open Saturday with three-set wins.

Sharapova, Li Na, A. Radwanska win at French Open

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova advanced with a first-round victory at the French Open Monday, joining China's Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

Nadal needs four sets to win his first-round French Open match

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Returning champion Rafael Nadal of Spain needed four sets to win his first-round match Monday at the French Open.

Serena Williams advances, Venus Williams falls at French Open

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams reeled off a 25th straight win but sister Venus Williams fell in first-round matches Sunday to kick off the French Open.
Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

Makarova beats Azarenka at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 8 (UPI) -- Ekaterina Makarova stunned world No. 3 Victoria Azarenka in three sets Wednesday in a second-round match at the Mutua Madrid Open.
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams finish strong, top 2012 tennis

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka capped years in which each won six tournaments, including a Grand Slam event, with world No. 1 tennis rankings.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
By United Press International
Kohlschreiber stuns Nadal on grass court

Kohlschreiber stuns Nadal on grass court

HALLE, Germany, June 15 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal was beaten and third-ranked Roger Federer needed a third-set tiebreaker to advance in Friday's play at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.
Nadal continues winning ways on grass

Nadal continues winning ways on grass

HALLE, Germany, June 14 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal, three days removed from his record seventh French Open title, picked up a straight-set win Thursday at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.
Djokovic gains in ATP ranking points

Djokovic gains in ATP ranking points

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic lost the final of the French Open but strengthened his hold on the No. 1 position in the men's tennis rankings.
Nadal wins his 7th French Open

Nadal wins his 7th French Open

PARIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal won an Open Era record seventh French Open title by holding off world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a four-set victory Monday.
History ahead at French Open final

History ahead at French Open final

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet Sunday to decide the French Open men's singles championship in a match that will make history no matter who wins.
Djokovic, Nadal advance to title match

Djokovic, Nadal advance to title match

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal posted very different straight-set wins Friday and gained the finals of the French Open.
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.
Ferrer looks to crack tennis' elite

Ferrer looks to crack tennis' elite

PARIS, June 7 (UPI) -- David Ferrer cracked one tennis barrier by advancing to Friday's French Open semifinals and moving another round would mark a career first for Ferrer.
Nadal, Ferrer reach French Open semis

Nadal, Ferrer reach French Open semis

PARIS, June 6 (UPI) -- David Ferrer defeated Andy Murray in four sets and Rafael Nadal sailed to another straight-set win Wednesday in advancing to the semifinals of the French Open.
Nadal improves to 49-1 at French Open

Nadal improves to 49-1 at French Open

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Rafael Nadal won 17 consecutive games Monday in cruising through a fourth-round victory at the French Open.
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