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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.
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.
Serena Williams, on record streak, remains No. 1

Serena Williams, on record streak, remains No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams increases her lead this week in the women's world tennis rankings and Sara Errani sets a personal best by moving to fifth.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Serena, Radwanska into Miami semifinals

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- American star Serena Williams will meet Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals after each logged wins Tuesday at the Sony Open in Miami.
Aaarenka bests Sharapova at China Open

Aaarenka bests Sharapova at China Open

BEIJING, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka topped second-ranked Maria Sharapova in a final for this third time this year in taking Sunday's China Open championship match.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Serena Williams storms to Olympic gold

Serena Williams storms to Olympic gold

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- American Serena Williams finished off a dominating Olympic performance Saturday by winning the gold medal in tennis and completing the Golden Slam.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
By United Press International
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 30, 2012.
By United Press International
Radwanska, Petkovic back in women's Top 10

Radwanska, Petkovic back in women's Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska and Andrea Petkovic both jumped into the Top 10 in the updated world women's tennis rankings Monday.
Report: Wimbledon uses retractable roof

Report: Wimbledon uses retractable roof

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- The new retractable roof at Wimbledon's Center Court was used for the first time Sunday during actual matches, the BBC reported.
Agassi, Graf at center of domain lawsuits

Agassi, Graf at center of domain lawsuits

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) -- Former tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf allege in lawsuits filed in Las Vegas their names have been illegally used in Internet site domain names.
Agassi, Graf matches to test center court

Agassi, Graf matches to test center court

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A series of exhibition matches featuring Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf has been scheduled for the new roof-covered center court at Wimbledon.
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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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