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California seeks $88.7 million fine from online pharmacy, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer files suit against MonsterHut, and other news about the World Wide Web.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 30, the 120th day of 2002 with 245 days to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter. There are no morning stars.
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A Blast From The Past

Today is April 30. George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States under the new Constitution on this date in 1789. Robert Livingston administered the oath of office ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 29. It was on this date in 1992 that a jury in Simi Valley, Calif., failed to convict four white Los Angeles police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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Indiana, Maryland battle for NCAA crown

Agassi earns fifth Miami title

MIAMI, March 31 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Andre Agassi outdueled No. 12 Roger Federer of Switzerland, 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, Sunday to capture a record fifth career Miami hardcourt title at th

Australian Open women champions

Women champions at the Australian Open:
By United Press International

Sports Update

In Sports from United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

Seles upsets Williams in Australian

Seles upsets Williams in Australian

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Monica Seles reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in more than two years Tuesday with a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-3 victory over third-seeded Venus Williams at the Au

In Sports from United Press International

Red Sox sale approved
By United Press International

Shriver, Wilander in Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pam Shriver, one of just five women to win more than 100 career titles, and Mats Wilander, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, Wednesday were elected to th

2001 in Review -- Tennis

The 2001 tennis season was one that started in sunshine and ended in the shadows.
By United Press International

Anke Huber retires

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Anke Huber, Germany's No. 1 female tennis player, retired Wednesday after losing in the opening round of the season-ending Sanex Championships.
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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)

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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