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Serena Williams learns to embrace Grand Slam record chase

...seeded No. 1 in New York for just the third time, a surprisingly low number for someone who has been the world's top-ranked player for 204 weeks in her career. The two previous times, she won the championship.Williams' five titles in 2014...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-24/serena-williams-lear
Overtime

...openerIn Mason, Ohio, Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.The top-ranked player beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night. It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-12/overtime
Overtime

...eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.After a shaky start, the 25th-ranked Williams picked up her game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-01/overtime
Oakland Soldiers star can't save team from elimination at Nike Peach Jam

Ivan Rabb, the nation's top-ranked player according to ESPN, and the Oakland Soldiers mounted a valiant comeback in the second half that ultimately fell short as they were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-07-19/oakland-soldiers-star
Overtime

...Wozniacki said.The two players are 2-2 in head-to-heads with Vinci beating the Dane when she was the top-ranked player in 2011.The 24-year-old Wozniacki, now ranked 15th, has won at least one WTA title every year since 2008...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-20/overtime
McIlroy, Woods happy with British Open play

...afternoon tee times.Even so, Adam Scott made a run at the leaders, spurred by an eagle at the fifth. The world's top-ranked player was 3 under through 14 holes and looking to go lower with two more par-5s in front of him.Defending champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-17/mcilroy-woods-happy-british-
Bubba Watson is right at home at the Greenbrier Classic

...other side of the street facing the other way where nobody sees it."Watson, at No. 3 in the world, is the top-ranked player in the Greenbrier Classic field. Others include No. 17 Jimmy Walker, No. 18 Steve Stricker and No. 25 Keegan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-02/bubba-watson-right-home-gree
Bogeys drop former Georgia star Brendon Todd from contention

...it in the wrong place most of the time at the front nine."Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion and world's top-ranked player, also was at 3 over after a 73 that included bogeys on three of the four par-3 holes. He had four bogeys in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-14/bogeys-drop-former-georgia-s
Martin Kaymer shoots 65, leads U.S. Open by three

...Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Henrik Stenson among the big group at 69.Not everyone was thriving. The world's top-ranked player, Adam Scott, shot 73. Masters champion Bubba Watson sprayed shots all over the place on the way to a 76.Spieth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-12/martin-kaymer-shoots-65-lead
Defending champ Jonas Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic

...would be kind of silly," Bradley said. "It doesn't hurt to play well. Put it that way."Bubba Watson, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 3 in the world, had a 68. Only two rounds of 65 or better came during the afternoon when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-07-03/defending-champ-jonas-blixt-