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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 $

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.

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MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Venus Williams, the No. 4 player in the world, has withdrawn from next week's season-ending Sanex Championships due to an irritated left wrist.

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Hurricanes blast West Virginia
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Coleman part of three-team trade
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Davenport moves on in Austria

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Top seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States moved into the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies Open Thursday, but No. 2 Justine Henin of Belgium was not as

Davenport seeks quarterfinal berth

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport and No. 2 Justine Henin will be among those looking to fill the remaining six quarterfinal slots Thursday at the Generali Ladies Op

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Sugiyama beats Schett in Austria

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Japan's Ai Sugiyama of Japan beat local favorite Barbara Schett of Austria in Tuesday's first-round feature match of the $565,000 Generali Ladies Open.
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American Venus Williams returns the ball in her match against Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm on the third day of the 125th Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon,England on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 32 as of 4 July 2011 in singles and World No. 20 in doubles as of 2011. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the open era.

Her 21 Grand Slam titles ties her for twelfth on the all time list and is more than any other active female player except for her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus Williams' titles consist of: seven in singles, twelve in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Those seven Grand Slam singles titles ties her with four other women for twelfth place on the all-time list. Her five Wimbledon singles titles ties her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list. Venus Williams is one of only three women in the open era to have won five or more Wimbledon singles titles. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships through the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments held. She is one of only five women in the open era to win 200 or more main draw Grand Slam singles matches.

Williams has won three Olympic gold medals, one in singles and two in women's doubles. She has won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Venus Williams."
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