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Davenport earns No. 1 ranking

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport moved to the top of the tennis world Saturday by rallying past Kim Clisjters in three sets to advance to Sunday's final at the season-ending $

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Diamondbacks take day to recoup
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Diamondbacks take day to recoup
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Capriati loses in Munich

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Top seeded Jennifer Capriati lost her quarterfinal match Friday at the season-ending Sanex Championships and also may have squandered her opportunity to finish

Davenport continues win streak

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Second seeded Lindsay Davenport of the United States enjoyed another overwhelming performance against Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia to continue her winning ways Th

Davenport wins easily at Munich

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) --

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Capriati a first-round winner

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati opened the season-ending Sanex Championships on Tuesday with a victory and held on to her No. 1 ranking.

Injured Venus Williams skips finale

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Venus Williams, the No. 4 player in the world, has withdrawn from next week's season-ending Sanex Championships due to an irritated left wrist.
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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
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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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