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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By United Press International
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.
Peter Graf, coach of tennis player Steffi Graf, dies

Peter Graf, coach of tennis player Steffi Graf, dies

MANNHEIM, Germany, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Peter Graf, who coached his daughter Steffi Graf to tennis prominence, has died at the age of 75 in Germany.
Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

Win has Van Uytvanck in WTA Top 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Alison Van Uytvanck won the last WTA tournament of the year for her first tour title and reached the Top 100 in the rankings.
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.
Brooke Shields: Agassi promised difficult divorce of they'd had kids

Brooke Shields: Agassi promised difficult divorce of they'd had kids

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Brooke Shields said ex-husband Andre Agassi told her he would have made their divorce difficult for her if they had children together.
Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova returns to the WTA Top 10 this week in the wake of her win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
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.
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International
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Steffi Graf
American tennis star Andre Agassi (R) chats with wife Steffi Graf during a mixed doubles match against Britain Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters. The match was played to celebrate the first game on the new Wimbledon centre court with the roof fully closed on Sunday May 17 2009. (UPi Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Stefanie Maria Graf (born 14 June 1969, in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany) is a former World No. 1 German female tennis player.

In total, Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, second among male and female players only to Margaret Court's 24. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player (male or female) to achieve the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.

Graf was ranked World No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for a record 377 total weeks—the longest period for which any player, male or female, has held the number one ranking since the WTA and the Association of Tennis Professionals began issuing rankings. She also holds the open era record for finishing as the year-end World No. 1 the most times, having done so on eight occasions. She won 107 singles titles, which ranks her third on the WTA's all-time list after Martina Navratilova (167 titles) and Chris Evert (154 titles).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steffi Graf."
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