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May 4, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Alex O'Brien defeated former Stanford teammate Jonathan Stark, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round of the $260,000 USTA Men's Clay Courts of Tampa. In the next round, O'Brien will meet another former Stanford player, Jeff Tarango, who beat qualifier Diego Perez of Uruguay, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2. No. 8-seeded Derrick Rostagno defeated Leonardo Lavalle of Mexico, 6-4, 7-5.
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August 30, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Put a big event in the Big Apple and you get a really big deal. Like the U.S. Open tennis tournament. It began here Monday, the granddaddy of tennis torture chambers. Win here and you either get a spot in heaven or on "Survivor. " The first of the four majors, the Australian Open, is celebrated in summer heat Down Under by mellow people who tackle most situations with beer in hand. It is early in the year and the pro players aren't angry yet. They are the toast of the town, in a town that toasts a lot. The French Open is in Paris and that's all you need to know.
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December 1, 2009 | Bill Dwyre
The news of the day is not that tennis fined Serena Williams. It is that tennis did something. For many, including this typist, the action was a shocker. Not the size of the fine, the existence of one. This is a sport that tiptoes around its superstars like lion trainers at the zoo during feeding time. Outbursts such as Williams' tirade of intimidation against a lineswoman in the semifinals of this year's U.S. Open usually send the mice in blazers scurrying to the basement. Tennis runs via a dysfunctional collection of Grand Slam officials, men's and women's tour officials, men's and women's tournament directors and players' agents.
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September 14, 1997
Top-seeded Jeff Tarango defeated Karel Novacek in straight sets Saturday to advance to the finals of the Mats Wilander Battle of the Beach tennis tournament at the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Tarango defeated the third-seeded Novacek, 6-3, 6-2. Tarango will face Haiti's Ronald Agenor, seeded fourth, in the finals at 1 p.m. today. Agenor, who ousted former Mater Dei standout Adam Peterson in Friday's quarterfinals, defeated unseeded Chris Ganz, 6-4, 6-1, in the semifinals.
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September 19, 1998
Michael Joyce defeated Chris Magyary, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6, in men's tennis at the Battle of the Beaches to advance to today's semifinals at Palisades Tennis Club. Joyce will face Ronald Agenor, who defeated Adam Peterson 6-2, 6-1 in the final day of round robin. Jeff Tarango will face Rikard Bergh in the other semifinal. Tarango defeated Tom Blake, 7-6, 7-6, and Bergh defeated Jim Pugh, 6-2, 6-4. Agenor, Bergh, Joyce and Tarango won all three of their pool- play matches to advance.
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August 1, 1995 | JULIE CART
Appearing chastened and clearly operating on legal advice, Jeff Tarango made his first appearance at the Infiniti Open at UCLA Monday, defeating Vince Spadea, 6-2, 6-3. He bore little resemblance to the emotionally charged player who stalked off the court at Wimbledon during a third-round match after accusing a chair umpire of being corrupt. Tarango's wife slapped the umpire, Bruno Rebeuh of France, and for his behavior, Tarango was fined $15,500.
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July 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Terrible-tempered Jeff Tarango, after having stormed out of a match and hurled insults at an umpire, met with Wimbledon referee Alan Mills Sunday and vowed to "stay here until justice is done." Mills ordered Tarango to appear before him at Wimbledon on the rest day. When he left with his wife and coach after 2 hours 15 minutes, Tarango said: "I'm not allowed to say anything about it." Tarango is determined to see his claims get a fair hearing.
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September 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
Jeff Tarango, suspended for three weeks and fined $20,000 for accusing a Wimbledon official of favoritism, had both penalties reduced Wednesday after an appeal to the ATP Tour. His suspension was reduced to two weeks for remarks Tarango made on the court and in a postmatch news conference July 1 after his third-round match. Tarango's suspension will begin Monday.
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May 20, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN
The prospective job applicant was talking in a hushed tone on his cell phone from the historic Il Foro Italico in Rome recently, watching Andy Roddick's late-night match against Wayne Ferreira of South Africa. Discussion of his Holy Grail was put on hold; after all, it would be embarrassing to hear an announcement about cell phones needing to be turned off in the legendary tennis cathedral.
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September 23, 2000 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The last man standing, our own Gen. Custer, took the final bullet for the U.S. men's Olympic tennis team Friday. The moment, documented by the two U.S. sportswriters in attendance, occurred at 7:01 p.m., local time. Argentina's Mariano Zabaleta, a muscular 22-year-old, hit yet another baseline rocket wide to the backhand side of his opponent, an aging, balding street fighter.
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September 20, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Jeff Tarango improbably inherited the duty of upholding the U.S. men's tattered honor in the Olympic tennis tournament, Lindsay Davenport is simply hoping her sore left foot holds up well enough for her to defend the gold medal she won in Atlanta.
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September 10, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN
MEN * OVERVIEW--An Olympic gold medal--or any Olympic medal--is missing from the resume of Pete Sampras, along with a French Open singles title. It's pretty easy to guess which he misses more. At least he shows up in Paris every year. Sampras, unwilling to make the arduous trip to Australia, said long ago he would not be in Sydney and hasn't changed his mind. For many of the male players, the Olympics is simply another event, a twin of the ATP tournament held in Sydney in January.
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September 19, 1998
Michael Joyce defeated Chris Magyary, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6, in men's tennis at the Battle of the Beaches to advance to today's semifinals at Palisades Tennis Club. Joyce will face Ronald Agenor, who defeated Adam Peterson 6-2, 6-1 in the final day of round robin. Jeff Tarango will face Rikard Bergh in the other semifinal. Tarango defeated Tom Blake, 7-6, 7-6, and Bergh defeated Jim Pugh, 6-2, 6-4. Agenor, Bergh, Joyce and Tarango won all three of their pool- play matches to advance.
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September 16, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Tarango thought he would use this week's Battle of the Beaches tournament at the Palisades Tennis Club as a tuneup for his first Davis Cup appearance. But Tarango said his plans changed last week when Davis Cup captain Tom Gullikson told him he was being replaced on the team by Jim Courier. "I thought I was deserving," Tarango said. "I thought it was perfect timing for me with Pete [Sampras] and Andre [Agassi] not playing.
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July 30, 1998 | NICOLE VARGAS LISA DILLMAN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Second-seeded Tim Henman may have easily advanced in the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Cup, but his second-round match Wednesday night against Jeff Tarango presented a considerably tougher challenge. Yet youth and power prevailed over experience again as Henman defeated Tarango, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. "This is my first tournament since Winbledon," said Henman, 23, who lost only three games in his opening-round victory over Grant Stafford.
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September 14, 1997
Top-seeded Jeff Tarango defeated Karel Novacek in straight sets Saturday to advance to the finals of the Mats Wilander Battle of the Beach tennis tournament at the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach. Tarango defeated the third-seeded Novacek, 6-3, 6-2. Tarango will face Haiti's Ronald Agenor, seeded fourth, in the finals at 1 p.m. today. Agenor, who ousted former Mater Dei standout Adam Peterson in Friday's quarterfinals, defeated unseeded Chris Ganz, 6-4, 6-1, in the semifinals.
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