Serena wins thriller, Venus injured

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Venus Williams retired with a leg injury Sunday just five games deep into her WTA Championship semifinal against Kim Clijsters, after which Serena Williams rall

Serena, Capriati win at WTA Championships

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Again donning the catsuit she popularized at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams shook off a slow start Saturday night and rolled to a 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 victory over ai

Serena Williams wins Sparkassen Cup

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Serena Williams became the WTA Tour leader in titles this year with a 6-3, 6-2 trouncing of sixth seed Anastasia Myskina of Russia in Sunday's final of the $585

Serena Williams in Sparkassen final

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams rolled past third seed Justine Henin of Belgium, 6-4, 6-2, Saturday in the $585,000 Sparkassen Cup to advance to her ninth final of t

Serena extends winning streak

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams extended her winning streak to 13 matches Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Slovakian Janette Husarova in the quarterfinals of the

Clijsters wins in second round

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters moved closer to her third Sparkassen Cup title Thursday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Russian Nadia Petrova in the second round.

Serene Williams survives in 3-setter

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams needed three sets to overcome qualifier Anca Barna Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Sparkassen Cup International.

Husarova ousts Maleeva at Sparkassen Cup

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Slovakian Janette Husarova, a runner-up in doubles at the U.S. Open, recorded the first upset at the $585,000 Sparkassen Cup International Tuesday.

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Hantuchova, Myskina advance

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Daniela Hantuchova and Anastasia Myskina recovered from slow starts Monday to advance to the second round of the $585,000 indoor Sparkassen Cup International.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2002 with 113 to follow.
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Capriati reaches Montreal final

MONTREAL, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- American Jennifer Capriati reached her first WTA final in more than four months Saturday at the Rogers AT&T Cup.

Capriati reaches semis, Hingis ousted

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Second seed Jennifer Capriati rallied past No. 5 Justine Henin Friday, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, to advance to the semifinals of the Rogers AT&T Cup.

Capriati advances in Montreal

MONTREAL, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Capriati was one of five seeds to reach the third round Wednesday at the Rogers AT&T Cup.
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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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