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August 16, 1992 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a tennis tournament going on here, somewhere among the corporate tents filled with smiling people hawking watches, lemonade and cars. Somewhere near where a local restaurant has built a kitchen on a tennis court. Somewhere by the media tent, where thousands of dollars worth of computers, fax machines and photocopiers is guarded 24 hours a day. Somewhere close to the racquetball courts, which have been carpeted and transformed into lounges for players and officials.
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August 16, 1992 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a tennis tournament going on here, somewhere among the corporate tents filled with smiling people hawking watches, lemonade and cars. Somewhere near where a local restaurant has built a kitchen on a tennis court. Somewhere by the media tent, where thousands of dollars worth of computers, fax machines and photocopiers is guarded 24 hours a day. Somewhere close to the racquetball courts, which have been carpeted and transformed into lounges for players and officials.
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July 19, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to The Times
Martina Navratilova, who lost her grip on the No. 1 ranking in women's pro tennis last August at Manhattan Beach, was forced to withdraw from this year's event because of an injury. Navratilova said she suffered a pulled hamstring and hip flexor in her right leg during a quarterfinal match against Ros Fairbank at Wimbledon. Navratilova subsequently aggravated the injury in the singles and mixed doubles semifinals and in the singles final against Steffi Graf.
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August 12, 1996 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only time will tell how an Olympic gold medal will help the career of Lindsay Davenport, but it is helping the prestige of the Acura Classic that begins today in Manhattan Beach. Initially thought of as only a nice addition to the draw, Davenport now carries the allure of an Olympic champion after wining the singles' gold medal in Atlanta. "It certainly adds prestige," tournament director Jan Diamond said. "People want to see Olympic gold medalists."
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May 8, 1994 | JERRY CROWE
If Bjorn Borg is finished playing top-level tennis, as he has indicated, he didn't exactly go out in a blaze of glory. After returning to the sport in 1991 after an eight-year absence, the five-time Wimbledon champion and six-time winner of the French Open never climbed higher than No. 762 in the ATP Tour computer rankings, losing all 12 of his matches before deciding at the end of last year to limit himself to senior tournaments and World TeamTennis.
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May 22, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
The sad, sordid affair of Jennifer Capriati, former tennis prodigy, should not come as a surprise. Not when future tennis stars are treated like deities before they reach puberty. Developing solid ground strokes and good hand-eye coordination is fine, but the Nick Bollettieris and Stefano and Denise Capriatis of the tennis world might consider character development for the next one to come along. And that takes time, like the aging of a fine wine.
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August 7, 1988 | IRENE GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Spectators at the Manhattan Beach Country Club will see Chris Evert, Gabriela Sabatini and Pam Shriver in tennis action this week. They probably won't notice Jan Diamond, which is fine with her. She's the woman behind the scenes of the $300,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles. While Diamond scrambles to make sure everything is going smoothly at the tournament Monday through Saturday , fans will watch some of the world's top players rip forehand shots or smash volleys.
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August 11, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Willard Jackson and Tim Harper each have a career and a wife, but for both men, their wife is their career. As their spouses sweat at this week's $350,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tennis tournament at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach, Jackson and Harper will be sweating too. But Jackson, who is married to Zina Garrison, and Harper, who is married to Peanut Louie-Harper, will be offering their support from the stands.
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June 2, 1994 | MIKE CARLSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Pazzi's diamond wedding ring survived last year's Altadena fire just fine, but it took a treasure-hunting hobbyist from Downey to retrieve it from the pile of debris that was once Pazzi's home. George Johnson said he and his crew were also able to find most of Pazzi's other jewelry, including seven rings and a jumble of gold chains, in the ruins of her Kinneloa Canyon Road home during a daylong search one day before Pazzi's lot was scheduled to be cleared by a county crew.
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August 6, 1989 | IRENE GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Madeline Sharples looked disoriented standing inside the white tent located to the left of center court at the Manhattan Country Club. Wearing a black skirt, fancy shirt, nylons and heels, she glanced at the empty wooden tables, large plastic garbage cans and stacks of chairs. It seemed strange to her that the loud music and sporadic screaming of a nearby aerobic class were the only commotion on the premises. Also, the only tennis action came from two middle-aged men rallying on a distant court.
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