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December 6, 2001 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Annacone said Wednesday he was stepping down as Pete Sampras' coach to take over USA Tennis High Performance, the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s revamped support system for the next generation of touring pros. "I'm excited to do this and happy that I'm going to have a hand in the future of American tennis," Annacone said.
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August 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The United States Tennis Assn. announced Thursday that it will build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, the main court used for the U.S. Open. At a news conference in New York that was streamed live, Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said it was hoped that the roof would be ready for the 2016 U.S. Open but that 2017 was more likely. The U.S. Open is one of the four major tournaments held each year, and for the last five years either the men's or women's final, and sometimes both, were postponed or interrupted because of rain.
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September 6, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Every year, we are bombarded with propaganda about player development. It is as if a huge stigma exists if there aren't lots of players from the United States doing well in the United States Open. Monday began with a long news conference on the subject, featuring the top two people in the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s player development program. One was Patrick McEnroe, who said he was resigning his Davis Cup captaincy to focus on player development. The other was Jose Higueras, who lives in Palm Springs, who won 15 tour tournaments in the 1970s and early '80s and who has been a successful coach of several past and present pro stars.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.
SPORTS
September 16, 1993
Bob Teitsworth of San Juan Capistrano and John Jensen of Newport Beach were eliminated in play at the USTA men's national 60s and 70s grass court tennis championships at the Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, N.Y. Teitsworth, seeded 12th in the 60s, was beaten by No. 2 Chuck Devoe of Indianapolis, 6-3, 6-2. Jensen, seeded sixth in the 70s, lost to Bob Bushman of St. Petersburg, Fla., 6-3, 6-2.
SPORTS
July 6, 2001
Rylan Rizza of Rancho Palos Verdes and Dianne Matias of Gardena have been selected the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s Southern California junior players of the year for 2000. Samantha Hammond of Westlake Village and Kenny Brown of Los Angeles were selected most improved, and Jieun Jacobs of Valencia and Brian Wilson of San Marcos earned Evelyn Houseman sportsmanship awards.
SPORTS
October 31, 1998
If Marge Schott can be correctly forced from baseball for bad behavior and questionable racist tendencies, why can't the USTA do something about Richard Williams? It is his right to ruin his daughters' careers, but it is not his right to ruin tennis. GARRY KLUGER, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Meg James
After holding serve for 45 years, CBS has lost the rights to the nation's premier tennis tournament. ESPN on Thursday said it has clinched an 11-year deal with the United States Tennis Assn. for the exclusive TV rights, beginning in 2015, for the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament. ESPN declined to comment on speculation that it shelled out close to $75 million annually for the rights, a steep increase from what the USTA had been getting in its previous contract.  The U.S. Open is one of the sport's four Grand Slam tournaments and a celebrated event that unfolds over two weeks in late summer in New York.
SPORTS
October 23, 1985
Arthur Ashe, captain of the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team for the past five years, announced his resignation Tuesday, less than 24 hours after reports indicated he had been told his contract would not be renewed. A new captain will be selected next week, said J. Randolph Gregson, president of the U.S. Tennis Assn., said at Scottsdale, Ariz., where the USTA management committee is meeting and considering a consultant's study to streamline the organization. Stan Smith, like Ashe a U.S.
SPORTS
August 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The United States Tennis Assn. announced Thursday that it will build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, the main court used for the U.S. Open. At a news conference in New York that was streamed live, Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said it was hoped that the roof would be ready for the 2016 U.S. Open but that 2017 was more likely. The U.S. Open is one of the four major tournaments held each year, and for the last five years either the men's or women's final, and sometimes both, were postponed or interrupted because of rain.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Meg James
ESPN's gamble to serve more tennis appears to be paying off as the sports network said last weekend's Wimbledon championship matches produced some of the highest ratings for tennis in ESPN's 33-year history. Last year, ESPN began providing TV coverage of the final weekend of the storied London tennis tournament, replacing incumbent NBC. The peacock network had broadcast Wimbledon championship matches for more than 40 years but the All England Lawn Tennis Club showed NBC its backhand after the 2011 tournament.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Meg James
After holding serve for 45 years, CBS has lost the rights to the nation's premier tennis tournament. ESPN on Thursday said it has clinched an 11-year deal with the United States Tennis Assn. for the exclusive TV rights, beginning in 2015, for the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament. ESPN declined to comment on speculation that it shelled out close to $75 million annually for the rights, a steep increase from what the USTA had been getting in its previous contract.  The U.S. Open is one of the sport's four Grand Slam tournaments and a celebrated event that unfolds over two weeks in late summer in New York.
NEWS
August 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
By many measures, America's tourists have long logged more miles than this country's business travelers. But as the nation has grappled with 9/11 and the financial chaos of recent years, the spending gap has widened, a top travel industry official says. Roger Dow, president and chief executive of the U.S. Travel Assn ., cited the numbers Wednesday in a report on the lingering impact of the terrorist attacks a decade ago. Business travel in the U.S. fell 21% between 2000 and 2010, USTA figures show.
SPORTS
September 6, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Every year, we are bombarded with propaganda about player development. It is as if a huge stigma exists if there aren't lots of players from the United States doing well in the United States Open. Monday began with a long news conference on the subject, featuring the top two people in the U.S. Tennis Assn.'s player development program. One was Patrick McEnroe, who said he was resigning his Davis Cup captaincy to focus on player development. The other was Jose Higueras, who lives in Palm Springs, who won 15 tour tournaments in the 1970s and early '80s and who has been a successful coach of several past and present pro stars.
SPORTS
September 7, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- Heightened scrutiny regarding the issue of gambling and outside influence has caused the U.S. Tennis Assn. to treat even the most trivial-appearing incidents with the utmost seriousness at the U.S. Open. That was on display Thursday when the organization investigated a matter during a third-round junior boys' singles match between Thomas Fabbiano of Italy and Andrew Thomas of Cyprus on Court 9. Fabbiano won, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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July 27, 2005 | LISA DILLMAN
He supervised the Academy Award balloting for 21 years, proving it is actually possible to keep a secret in Hollywood. And his profession was in accounting, having spent 36 years at Price Waterhouse. So if someone assumed on the basis of job history that Franklin Johnson's first year at the helm of the U.S. Tennis Assn. would be marked by secrecy and excessive financial caution, well, they would be wrong.
SPORTS
February 27, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coaching alliance between Pete Sampras and Tom Gullikson lasted less than four months, two tournaments, one trip to Australia and did not survive the outdoor hard-court season. Sampras, who hired Gullikson to take Paul Annacone's spot in December, has made yet another move, an intriguing one, by replacing Gullikson with Jose Higueras. The arrangement with Gullikson was only supposed to be a test run, until the Miami tournament in late March, Sampras said Tuesday.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.
SPORTS
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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