Davenport wins another title

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 10 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport outlasted Silvia Farina Elia, 7-5, 7-5, Sunday to win the Bausch & Lomb Championships for the second straight year.

Davenport wins fourth straight over Venus

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport shook off a slow start Friday to defeat Venus Williams and claim a semifinal spot in the Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Concerns over U.S. women's tennis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Tennis Association has begun to notice a lack of competitive female talent coming up through the ranks, USA Today said Wednesday.

Mauresmo, Serena win in Miami

MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- Top seed Amelie Mauresmo and three-time defending champ Serena Williams both won Sunday in third-round action at the $3.06 million NASDAQ-100 Open.

Roddick withdraws in Miami

MIAMI, March 25 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick withdrew during his first match at the NASDAQ-100 Friday, giving Fernando Verdasco a spot in the next round.

McDonald's pushes exercise advertising

OAKBROOK, Ill., March 9 (UPI) -- McDonald's new U.S. ad campaign to promote exercise is drawing measured support from public health advocates, the New York Times said Wednesday.

Serena suffers first loss of 2005

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport reached the finals of the Dubai Open Friday while Serena Williams retired with a sore shoulder.

U.S. Open champ ousted in second round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 1 (UPI) -- Reigning U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was ousted Tuesday in the second round of the $1 million Dubai Open.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Hairdressers happiest on job ... Serena Williams takes most expensive bath ... Hammer House of Horror does clothes ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Serena Williams takes most expensive bath

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Tennis superstar Serena Williams took the Evian Experience, the world's most expensive bath, at the new Miami Beach hotspot Hotel Victor.

Russian teen wins Open Gaz de France

PARIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Russian teenager Dinara Safina Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo in Sunday's final of the Open Gaz de France.

Mauresmo, Safina in Sunday's Paris final

PARIS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo of France and Dinara Safina of Russia will meet Sunday in the final of the pen Gaz de France.

Serena withdraws from quarterfinals

PARIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Newly-crowned Australian Open champion Serena Williams withdrew from her quarterfinal match Friday at the Open Gaz de France.

Davenport, Sharapova to meet in Tokyo fina

TOKYO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova meet Sunday in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Davenport reaches Tokyo quarterfinals

TOKYO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport, coming off her disappointing loss in the Australian Open final, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Pan Pacific Open.
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Serena Williams
American Serena Williams smiles as she holds aloft the Wimbledon Ladies singles trophy after beating Vera Zvonareva in the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on July 3, 2010.Williams beat Zvonareva 6-3,6-2. UPI/Hugo Philpott

Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009. She is considered to be one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time.

Her 27 Grand Slam titles places her ninth on the all-time list: 13 in singles, 12 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman in history to do so. She was also the first woman, along with sister Venus Williams, to hold all four Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously since Martina Hingis did so in 1998. Her 13 Grand Slam singles titles is sixth on the all-time list. Williams ranks fourth in Grand Slam women's singles titles won during the open era, behind Steffi Graf (22 titles) and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (18 titles each). She has won more Major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player, male or female.

Williams has won two Olympic gold medals in women's doubles. She has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history. Serena has played older sister Venus in 23 professional matches since 1998, with Serena winning 13 of these matches. They have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with Serena winning six times. Beginning with the 2002 French Open, they played each other in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals, which was the first time in the open era that the same two players had contested four consecutive Grand Slam finals. The pair have won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles together.

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