June 8, 2007
PARIS — Maria Sharapova, who will be playing with the Newport Beach Breakers on July 25, lost in the women's semifinals of the French Open on Thursday. The Russian-born Sharapova, the No. 2 seed, fell to No. 7-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-2, 6-1. Sharapova was trying to advance to her third straight Grand Slam final, after winning last year's U.S. Open, but falling in this year's Australian Open final to Serena Williams. Sharapova, who is 20 and now lives in Bradenton, Fla., is the No. 2-ranked women's player in the world.
April 12, 2006
The Newport Beach Breakers announced their 2006 schedule Tuesday and the slate includes Pete Sampras' first professional match since 2002. Sampras, who was the first pick in the 2006 World Team Tennis draft, will play in the Breakers' second home match of the season July 10 against the St. Louis Aces at the Palisades Tennis Club. The match will be Sampras' only scheduled appearance in Newport Beach, though he is scheduled to play six road matches for the Breakers. The other scheduled marquee player appearance in Newport Beach this season will be July 25, when John McEnroe and the New York Sportimes play the Breakers.
January 2, 2006
ready to go -- SJDo you remember which creatures ravaged boats in Newport Harbor in 2005? Do you recall what troubled Costa Mesa shopping center lost major tenants over and over again? Well, too bad. There won't be any questions about those two subjects in this year's 365-day news quiz. 1. Which team won last year's Jones Cup golf pro-am? A. Big Canyon Country Club B. Mesa Verde Country Club C. Newport Beach Country Club D. Santa Ana Country Club 2. Newport Beach resident Larry Webb won $150,000 by winning the Hearthstone Builder Lifetime Public Service Award.
May 10, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Any win is a good win for Britain's John Lloyd on the Success Magazine Champions Tour. "I don't win too many these days," Lloyd said Wednesday night in cool conditions at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, where he defeated Guillermo Vilas, 6-3, 6-4, in the opening round of the round-robin men's senior tennis event. In the other opening-round match, French star Yannick Noah beat Scott Davis, the club's director of tennis, 6-3, 6-3. Lloyd, who turns 47 on Aug. 27, took advantage of double faults by Vilas and won a 90-minute match.
May 6, 2001
"COMMAND PERFORMANCE" Mickey Rooney will bring his share of magical moments to Orange Coast College on Saturday when he stars with his wife Jan Chamberlin, comedian Pete Barbutti, the Drifters and Henry Cuesta and his band in "Command Performance," a variety show. Rooney has been thrilling audiences since he made his stage debut at the tender age of 18 months. From dancing with Judy Garland to touring with the stage version of "The Wizard of Oz," show biz has been a home for this prolific actor with more than 100 films to his credit.
May 19, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - It appears the Success Magazine Champions Tour featuring John McEnroe had enough success last week at Newport Beach Tennis Club to return next year. No contract has been signed, but Henry Brehm, the tour's executive director, and Steve Joyce, owner of Newport Beach Tennis Club, both said Friday they anticipate the men's senior tennis circuit to come back in 2002. "I don't think the venue's an issue -- we definitely want to come back," Brehm said from his home on the east coast.
April 3, 2003
Lindsay Davenport, we knew about. John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova? That's two more sellouts at Palisades Tennis Club. But Russian teen phenom Maria Sharapova? There's the golden nugget promoters are seeking. There's no high-price tag for Sharapova [not yet, anyway], and after Wednesday's World Team Tennis draft to fill roster spots on the league's 10 teams [two men and two women on each team], it appears the league's newest franchise, the Newport Beach Breakers, struck gold.
July 7, 2007
The clock ticked toward the Newport Beach Breakers' opening match of the season Friday. Fans lined up in droves to see Anna Kournikova in action. And officials at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian kept their fingers crossed. The hospital, whose foundation took over operations of the World TeamTennis squad earlier this year, stands to receive nearly all of the Breakers' proceeds over the next three years. The foundation already rakes in around $1 million with its annual Toshiba Classic golf tournament, but it remains to be seen how profitable its new endeavor will be. "I don't know that we have a financial goal for this year," said Debra Legan, Hoag's vice president of marketing and communications.
March 22, 2010
Maria Sharapova, winner of three Grand Slam women’s singles titles, headlines the roster for the Newport Beach Breakers, who will play their World Team Tennis regular season from July 5 to 22. The 20-year-old Sharapova, ranked No. 12 on the Women’s Tennis Assn. Tour, is one of three marquee players who will make appearances in Newport Beach. Her lone Breakers appearance is July 20 against the visiting Kansas City Explorers John McEnroe, a longtime member of the New York Sportimes, visits the Newport Beach home venue July 22 for the regular-season finale.
July 27, 2003
Bryce Alderton Gail Glasgow has entered her element. The Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club's newest director of junior tennis may be 52, but she prefers to think of herself a bit younger. "I feel like I'm 12," Glasgow said Thursday as the War by the Shore junior tennis tournament headed into its final two days. "I feel like I'm really at home here. I love the kids, but I get satisfaction with working with the adults, too." Her duties change weekly, whether that be giving a lesson, handling payroll, or assisting Bob Ogle, the club's general manager and Sharon Spredley, the club secretary.