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Tennis: Serena secures year-end world number one

Serena Williams has secured the year-end world number one ranking for the third time in her glittering career, the WTA said Friday, after adding nine titles this season including two more Grand Slams. The 32-year-old American power-hitter, now on a career total of 55 titles with 17 major wins, also achieved the feat in 2002 and 2009. Williams joins Justine Henin and Martina Hingis as a three-time year-end number one, with only Steffi Graf (8), Martina Navratilova (7), Chris Evert (5) and Lindsay Davenport (4) ahead of her.

Davenport heads list of Hall of Fame nominations

(Reuters) - Former American world number one Lindsay Davenport, a winner of three grand slam singles titles, headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Davenport was announced as a nominee along with two-times grand slam winner Mary Pierce of France and 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez of Spain, the Hall of Fame said in a statement on Thursday.

Tennis-Oldest players to hold WTA world number one ranking

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Following is a list of the oldest women to be world number one after Serena Williams claimed the top spot aged 31 on Friday Serena Williams (U.S) 31 years, 4 months, 24 days Chris Evert (U.S) 30 years, 11 months, 3 days (Nov 1985) Martina Navratilova (U.S) 30 years, 9 months, 29 days (Aug 1987) Lindsay Davenport (U.S) 29 years, 7 months, 8 days (Jan 2006) Serena Williams 29 years, 0 months, 14 days (Oct 2010) Steffi Graf (Germany) 27 years, 9 months, 16 days (Mar 1997) Source: WTA (Compiled by Pritha Sarkar, editing by
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