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Davenport seeks third straight win

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- LINZ, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria overcame a tough opening set Monday to defeat Paola Suarez of Argentina, 7-5, 6-1, in the first ro

Two advance , Dasvenport

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria overcame a tough opening set Monday to defeat Paola Suarez of Argentina, 7-5, 6-1, in the first round of the $565,000 Generali Lad

Davenport seeks third straight

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport seeks her third consecutive tournament win and tries to defend her title at the Generali Ladies Open crown this week.

Davenport defeats Henin in Germany

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Lindsay Davenport captured her fifth WTA title of the year Sunday, getting past Justine Henin, 7-5, 6-4, to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

Hingis injured in Germany loss

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, the top seed from Switzerland, suffered a right ankle injury Saturday in her semifinal loss to third seed Lindsay Davenport of the United States

Tauziat defeated in Germany

FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Nathalie Tauziat's final appearance at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix turned out to be a short one Thursday.

Top seeds try rebound

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Top seeds Martina Hingis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov each try to snap an eight-month title drought this week at the $2.19 million Kremlin Cup tennis event at Moscow'
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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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