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.
August 28, 2004
In a stunning upset, the Newport Beach Breakers knocked off the Western Conference's top team, the Sacramento Capitals, 20-12, in the World Team Tennis semifinals Friday at the United States Tennis Association National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. In the other semifinal, the Delaware Smash, Eastern Conference runners-up, defeated East champion Hartford, 22-14, and will face Newport Beach for the title at...
July 20, 2004
The Sacramento Capitals distanced themselves a little more from their closest pursuers, the Newport Beach Breakers, whom they defeated, 20-19, Monday night in a World Team Tennis Western Conference match. The Capitals (10-1) defeated the Breakers (7-3) for the second time in three matches this year and stayed atop the conference, increasing their lead over Newport by 2 1/2 matches. Mark Knowles contributed to wins in men's singles and mixed doubles for Sacramento while brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, the top-ranked men's doubles duo, earned a 5-3 victory over Knowles and Jeff Tarango in men's doubles Aniko Kapros lost her first women's singles match of the season to Nicole Vaidisova, 5-2. The Bryan brothers will be on the court tonight for the Breakers, who host Sacramento at 7 at the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport's final home match this year.
June 28, 2007
Love at first sound. Once some of the media members heard Anna Kournikova's voice during a conference call Wednesday hyping her return to the World TeamTennis Pro League, they showered her with love. Makes sense for fans, but journalists? Yes, practically everyone fell in love with the Russian bombshell during her debut at the U.S. Open in 1996, but that's all. Nothing more than love. Sort of like her singles career in which she never won a major tournament. The retired pro is stuck at love, and on the second question a reporter asked about her upcoming schedule with the Sacramento Capitals.
July 10, 2005
The visiting Newport Beach Breakers defeated the Sacramento Capitals Friday night, 23-17, to improve to 3-0 in World Team Tennis. The only other unbeaten team in the league is the New York Sportimes, also at 3-0. The Breakers received wins by Ramon Delgado in men's singles, Katerina Bondarenko in women's singles, Delgado and Anastassia Rodionova in mixed doubles as well as Bondarenko and Rodionova in women's doubles....
July 9, 2003
Bryce Alderton The lights went out. They went out again. Then again. But nothing was going to stop the Newport Beach Breakers from defeating the visiting Sacramento Capitals, 23-14, in the hosts' World Team Tennis home debut Tuesday night at the Palisades Tennis Club. After the Breakers' Lindsay Davenport went up, 3-0, in her five-game singles set against Elena Likhovtseva, the lights on center court went out, causing a grown from the crowd of nearly 2,000 who came to watch the unveiling of the second installment of World Team Tennis to Newport Beach.
July 8, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Two days after being involved in the second biggest comeback in World Team Tennis history for all the wrong reasons, the Newport Beach Breakers had a chance to return the favor Wednesday. Instead of leading the Springfield Lasers by eight games late, the Breakers this time trailed the Lasers by seven heading into the final set. Not even Newport Beach’s comeback kid Ramon Delgado could pull it off. Playing four matches in four nights took its toll on the Breakers.
July 11, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Pete Sampras was nearly out of the point in Tuesday night's Newport Beach Breakers match against the Sacramento Capitals. Of course, with Sampras, the 14-time Grand Slam singles winner, the point is never over. He whipped a wicked crosscourt forehand past Sam Warburg, earning a break of serve and throwing in several small fist pumps. "Is this what you came to see?" the announcer asked, and the sellout crowd of 2,311 roared in approval. But Warburg broke Sampras' serve back in the next game, looking into the crowd while making a fist pump of his own. Sacramento always seemed to have a response Tuesday, downing the Breakers, 25-18, for the home team's third straight loss.