July 12, 2004
Rick Devereux Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon women's singles champion, will not play for the Newport Beach Breakers on her scheduled appearance for Sunday. She has said the week following her Wimbledon win has been exhausting and she needs to rest. Sharpova will play Wednesday against the Sacramento Capitals. "I want to make sure that I stay strong and play at my highest level for the rest of the season and beyond," Sharpova said in a statement.
July 25, 2004
The Newport Beach Breakers snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Sportimes at Harbor Island Stadium Saturday night in World Team Tennis action. The Breakers (8-5) took advantage of the Bryan brothers' presence, getting wins in the men's singles, mixed doubles and men's doubles sets. Bob Bryan started the night off for the Breakers in men's singles, beating Hermes Gamonal, 5-4 (2). Mike Bryan and Nana Miyagi played the mixed doubles third set, beating Gamonal and Bea Bielik, 5-4 (4)
July 31, 2012
John-Patrick Smith, who helped lead the Orange County Breakers to their first playoff appearance since 2009, has been named the 2012 World Team Tennis Male Rookie of the Year. Smith, a 23-year-old from Australia, finished third in the league in men's singles with a .568 winning percentage. He won 63 of 11 singles games and ended the regular season winning his last seven sets. Smith and his partner Travis Parrott were the third-ranked men's doubles team, with a .537 winning percentage.
July 26, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? John McEnroe showed he's still got some game, and he's still got some bite. He protested several calls, interacted with heckling fans and huffed and puffed. The 47-year-old Hall of Famer also hit some impressive tennis shots. But, in the end, it wasn't enough for a victory. McEnroe, the old dog, forced Ramon Delgado, Newport Beach's horse, to a tiebreaker in men's singles, then a super-tiebreaker. But with the score tied, Delgado dominated the super-tiebreaker set, giving the Breakers a 21-20 World Team Tennis win over the New York Sportimes on Tuesday night at Palisades Tennis Club.
July 21, 2004
Rick Devereux The Newport Beach Breakers looked broken Tuesday night in a 25-13 loss to the Sacramento Capitals and the main reason was Mark Knowles. Knowles stole the show away from the Bryan brothers, playing for Newport and facing their father for the second time in as many nights. "It's very tough, Wayne Bryan said about coaching against his sons. "I'm conflicted because I want my team to do well, but I also want my boys to play well." Knowles played extremely well for Sacramento (11-1)
July 6, 2006
There's a court-load of excitement surrounding World Team Tennis' Newport Beach Breakers this season, and no wonder. Newport Beach brought in 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. The Breakers' home court, the Palisades Tennis Club, plays host to the World Team Tennis Finals July 29-30. In addition, the Breakers boast the father-son tandem of Rick and Dick Leach. Rick Leach, who attained the No. 1 ranking in the world in doubles in 1990, serves as the men's doubles specialist while Dick is handling the coaching duties for the fourth year.
March 23, 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.
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 8, 2004
Bryce Alderton The Newport Beach Breakers protected the rights to Russian star Maria Sharapova during the World Team Tennis draft Wednesday. Sharapova, ranked 19th in the world, has won two Women's Tennis Association singles titles to go with two doubles victories and returns to the Breakers this summer in her third season of WTT. The Breakers, who finished 7-7 in their inaugural season a year ago, also acquired the No. 1 doubles team on the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour, Mike and Bob Bryan.
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.