CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1997
Have you read about the tennis players in Moorpark? All 300 of them in a city with a population of about 28,000! They want the other 27,000-plus of us to build eight to 12 tennis courts at a cost of $300,000 to $500,000. That's a lot of money and it doesn't even mention maintenance. I personally don't think the city has an obligation to do anything that benefits so few at such a cost to so many, especially in a time when we are wondering where we will get the money for important things like police and fire protection.
February 22, 2009 |
Venus Williams gathered in another big trophy Saturday, defeating Virginia Razzano to win the $2-million Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships in the United Arab Emirates. It was her 40th title, a wonderful feat, but if justice is the guide that it should be, this was a title nobody should have won. In fact, not a single match should have been contested at the Dubai tournament last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1995 |
Wheelchair tennis players from throughout the state will compete against non-wheelchair users in the fourth annual Hot Wheels Invitational Tennis Tournament this weekend. The event will be at Pierpont Racquet Club, 500 Sanjon Road, from noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. While the registration deadline for players has already passed, anyone can come and watch either day, event organizers said.
December 23, 2007 |
ROME -- The ATP suspended Italians Potito Starace and Daniele Bracciali on Saturday for making bets -- some as little as $7 -- on tennis matches involving other players. The Italian tennis federation denounced the penalties by the governing body as an "injustice," and the players said they have been made scapegoats. Starace, ranked 31st, was suspended for six weeks and fined $30,000, the Italian federation said. Bracciali, ranked 258th, was banned for three months and fined $20,000.
September 18, 1988 |
So what if Ivan Lendl pulled out of the Volvo/Los Angeles tournament at the last minute two years ago? So what if he did it again last week? When the $425,000 Grand Prix event begins Monday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA, three of its top four players--Lendl, Pat Cash and Aaron Krickstein--will have pulled out, leaving only one player, Andre Agassi, ranked in the top 21 in the field of 32. So what does that make this Volvo tournament? Will it be a who wins?/who cares?
July 14, 2003 |
Chile's Fernando Gonzalez was hit in the head by a plastic bottle of mineral water thrown by a fan after a victory in a Davis Cup doubles match against Venezuela on Sunday. Gonzalez, 14th in the world in the ATP Tour rankings, said he felt faint after being hit but went on to defeat Jose Antonio de Armas in a singles match later Sunday. "Fortunately, it was just a big fright. I felt dizzy at the start but nothing more," Gonzalez said.