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May 11, 1986 | United Press International
More so than most people, tennis professionals are sensitive to international crises. The world is their playpen and trans-continental flights are as common for them as the daily commute is for other workers. Obviously, for those who spend so much of their time on foreign soil, they are keenly aware of the current threat of terrorism. Unlike others who can choose to stay home, the players are going about their business.
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January 9, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Tennis Assn. said Monday it essentially has taken its key summer tournaments in Carson and New Haven, Conn., off the table for now by not applying for slots on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour for 2009, a decision that raises questions about the future of those events. The USTA owns the New Haven tournament, and holds 25% of the event in Carson, which is held at the Home Depot Center. The Anschutz Entertainment Group owns the other 75%. Both hard-court events are part of the U.S.
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September 4, 2001 | Lisa Dillman
Patrick McEnroe, the U.S. Davis Cup captain, is expected to become head of player development for the United States Tennis Assn., a source said. McEnroe has been given high marks for his visibility and ability to step up the plans to include the younger generation of players in the Davis Cup pipeline. He will oversee a staff that is likely to include Paul Annacone, longtime coach of Pete Sampras.
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October 24, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Tennis Assn. has come to the rescue of the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, deciding to invest in the high-profile tournament and helping prevent it from moving to China in 2007. On Sunday, the USTA's board of directors at its meeting in San Antonio approved an investment to keep the event in the U.S., according to a source familiar with the discussions.
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March 15, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
The new president of the United States Tennis Assn. said Monday that his group would meet next week with officials of the Pacific Life Open tournament, hoping to help the tournament through its financial struggle. "I would say there is the possibility of us doing something," said Franklin R. Johnson of Los Angeles, who began a two-year term Jan. 1.
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April 20, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Striving to raise the profile of the professional game in North America, the U.S. Tennis Assn. will launch a summer series involving 10 existing hard-court tournaments covering a six-week stretch leading up to the U.S. Open. This includes the series opener, the ATP men's tournament held July 12-18 at UCLA, the Mercedes-Benz Cup, as well as the women's event, the JPMorgan Chase Open, at the Home Depot Center in Carson July 19-25.
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September 28, 1992 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning sun shone brightly on his red, white and blue sweater with the stars embroidered across his shoulders as Tom Gorman left his downtown hotel, signed a few autographs, strode briskly down the sidewalk and jaywalked across 7th Street to the Target Center. For at least one morning, it was a great day to be the U.S. Davis Cup captain. There will be others, but just how many, well, that is not exactly clear.
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February 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In an effort to keep the U.S. Open in New York, Mayor David Dinkins and the U.S. Tennis Assn. announced a plan to spend $150 million to expand the National Tennis Center by 1995. David Markin, president of the USTA, said the association would raise the $150 million but would like the city to contribute because the center will be open to the public for most of the year.
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March 19, 1988
Tom Gullikson was named national coach of the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s player development program.
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September 15, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Franklin R. Johnson, a former president of the Southern California Tennis Assn., has been chosen as chairman of the board and president of the United States Tennis Assn. He will take office in January, succeeding Alan Schwartz, who served a two-year term. Johnson had served as first vice president to Schwartz. Typically, the presidential term is two years, but Schwartz had sought to serve again as president before withdrawing from contention late last week.
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March 15, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
The new president of the United States Tennis Assn. said Monday that his group would meet next week with officials of the Pacific Life Open tournament, hoping to help the tournament through its financial struggle. "I would say there is the possibility of us doing something," said Franklin R. Johnson of Los Angeles, who began a two-year term Jan. 1.
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September 15, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Franklin R. Johnson, a former president of the Southern California Tennis Assn., has been chosen as chairman of the board and president of the United States Tennis Assn. He will take office in January, succeeding Alan Schwartz, who served a two-year term. Johnson had served as first vice president to Schwartz. Typically, the presidential term is two years, but Schwartz had sought to serve again as president before withdrawing from contention late last week.
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April 20, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Striving to raise the profile of the professional game in North America, the U.S. Tennis Assn. will launch a summer series involving 10 existing hard-court tournaments covering a six-week stretch leading up to the U.S. Open. This includes the series opener, the ATP men's tournament held July 12-18 at UCLA, the Mercedes-Benz Cup, as well as the women's event, the JPMorgan Chase Open, at the Home Depot Center in Carson July 19-25.
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January 7, 2003 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
New United States Tennis Assn. President Alan Schwartz has been in office for only six days and already he's dealing with major tumult, brought about by twin resignations in the front office Monday. Rick Ferman, the association's executive director and chief operating officer for nearly seven years, quit but will stay on until a replacement is found.
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September 4, 2001 | Lisa Dillman
Patrick McEnroe, the U.S. Davis Cup captain, is expected to become head of player development for the United States Tennis Assn., a source said. McEnroe has been given high marks for his visibility and ability to step up the plans to include the younger generation of players in the Davis Cup pipeline. He will oversee a staff that is likely to include Paul Annacone, longtime coach of Pete Sampras.
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August 30, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
You can't fault the intent to honor Arthur Ashe in as many ways as possible. The United States Tennis Assn. already holds an Arthur Ashe Kids' Day here in Arthur Ashe Stadium each year before the U.S. Open. And now the USTA has added something to the U.S. National Tennis Center: the Arthur Ashe Commemorative Garden. Its centerpiece is a 14-foot statue of a man--not Ashe--tossing a tennis ball, about to serve. Except there is no ball. There is no racket. And there are no clothes.
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August 2, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to The Times
Elise Burgin, who was dropped from the U.S. Olympic tennis team last week, confirmed that she had not approved a statement claiming she had withdrawn because she had not recovered from knee surgery. "I had no knowledge of the contents of the (United States Tennis Assn.'s) release," she said Monday during a press conference at the Forum. "I think I have stated (in her own release) that I have successfully recovered from the surgery."
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July 30, 1988 | LISA DILLMAN, Special to The Times
As expected, Chris Evert has been nominated by the U.S. Tennis Assn. to participate in the tennis competition at the Olympic Games in Seoul, an action that was criticized by the U.S. Olympic women's coach because it left another player off the team. Coach Marty Reissen called the handling of the change, which in effect forced Elise Burgin off the team, "awful."
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July 25, 1993 | DANA HADDAD
After Gene Malin of Woodland Hills dominated a national age-group tournament by winning the singles and doubles titles last Sunday, his caustic post-victory remarks were all too familiar to the U.S. Tennis Assn. Malin, after winning the USTA national men's 45-and-over tournament at Westlake Tennis & Swim Club, complained about not being allowed to play in the men's 45 draw in the U.S. Open next month in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
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July 25, 1993
Second-seeded Bob Duesler of Huntington Beach will be among 63 players attempting to dethrone defending champion Alex Olmedo of Encino in the USTA National Men's 55 hardcourt tennis championships, which begin today and run through Sunday at Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. The men's 50 hardcourt championships also begin today. Robb Cadwalder of Germantown, Tenn., is seeded first.
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