July 4, 2004
Maria Sharapova, who will play for the Newport Beach Breakers for a second straight year in World Team Tennis, dramatically defeated two-time defending champion and top-seeded Serena Williams, 6-1, 6-4, Saturday to win the Wimbledon singles title at age 17. Sharapova, the No. 13 seed and the first Russian to win a Wimbledon singles crown, became the third youngest women's champion in history. Sharapova overcame a 4-2 deficit in the second set. Williams broke Sharapova's serve, to go up, 4-2. But Sharapova broke back, quickly regaining control of a match that belonged to her. After Williams hit a forehand into the net to end the match, Sharapova dropped to her knees and covered her face with both hands.
July 13, 2006
SACRAMENTO ? The Newport Beach Breakers took a dip below .500 after suffering a 20-17 loss to the Sacramento Capitals Wednesday night in Allstate Stadium at the Sunrise Marketplace. Pete Sampras, playing his second match with the Breakers (2-3), dropped his second straight men's singles set, losing to Sam Warburg, 5-2. Sampras had a chance to gain redemption when he teamed with Rick Leach in men's doubles in the last set of the night, to no avail. The Breakers and Capitals (3-2)
July 10, 2010
Jock makes 800 final MIRAMAR, Fla. — UC Irvine All-American Charles Jock won his semifinal heat in the 800 meters Saturday morning to advance to today's final at the North American, Central American and Caribbean U-23 Track & Field Championships in Miramar, Fla. Jock qualified with a time of 1 minute 50.52 seconds at the Ansin Sports Complex. USA teammate Cory Primm (UCLA) won the other heat in 1:50.12. Today's 800 final is at 3:35 p.m. (PT). — From staff reports Breakers lose again KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Newport Beach Breakers suffered their second straight loss of the World Team Tennis season after falling to the Kansas City Explorers, 22-20, in overtime Saturday night.
August 29, 2004
In staggering heat and humidity, the Newport Beach Breakers defeated the Delaware Smash, 23-17, to capture the team's first King Trophy and win the World Team Tennis championship Saturday at the United States Tennis Association National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The Breakers, who advanced to Saturday's final with a stunning 20-12 defeat of the five-time World Team Tennis champion Sacramento Capitals in...
July 28, 2000
Five years ago Newport Harbor High product Tricia Gill stuns Pauline Menczer, 21.76-20.90, to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open of Surfing quarterfinals as a wild-card entrant. Costa Mesa resident Todd Miller falls in the third round of the Op Pro Surfing championship. Newport's Water Polo Foundation 17-and-under team hammers the opposition to capture the San Clemente Tournament title. It caps off the affair with an 11-5 pasting of Whittier.
March 31, 2009
Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will join the Newport Beach Breakers as their marquee player this summer at Newport Beach Country Club. The 21-year-old Russian will play in the Breakers’ 2009 regular-season finale on July 22 against the Kansas City Explorers at Breakers Stadium. Sharapova, the former World No. 1 who is now No. 30, played for the Breakers when she was 16 before she made a splash on the world tennis scene. Owner of 19 WTA Tour singles titles, she played for the Breakers from 2003-05, playing for the Breakers full time in 2003 and contributing to their 2004 World Team Tennis championship, and came back to the team in 2007.
February 11, 2007
The decision by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian to join up with World Team Tennis and the Newport Beach Breakers professional tennis team sure sounds like a grand slam from the start. Dr. Alan Beyers probably put it best as to why. "Not everyone likes golf," he said. Of course, Beyers was referring to the enormous success of the Toshiba Classic senior golf tournament that each year nets the hospital some $1 million in charity. This newest venture into tennis is the brainchild of Beyers, a Hoag-based orthopedic surgeon, and Jeff Purser, the tournament director for Toshiba, who along with World Team Tennis Commissioner Ilana Kloss decided to go into business together.
June 26, 2007
Construction is advancing on the new home court of the Newport Beach Breakers, who are scheduled to hold their World Team Tennis home opener July 6 against the Sacramento Capitals. The Breakers, who have played at the Palisades Tennis Club, will move to the Newport Beach Country Club this season, where a facility that will seat around 2,200 spectators is going up quickly in the parking lot. The projected cost of construction is $200,000 and will include the creation of 13 sky boxes.
March 28, 2007
The 2007 version of the Newport Beach Breakers will be similar to last season's team which advanced to the World Team Tennis finals. In the four-round WTT Player Draft held in Miami, the Breakers selected Rick Leach and Ramon Delgado from last season's squad, along with Lauren Albanese and Michaela Pastikova. The four will play with Pete Sampras, the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles, who returns for his second year on the Breakers. Sampras will play only one home match this season, July 10 against the Sacramento Capitals, for the Breakers who won the WTT title in 2004.
June 30, 2004
Maria Sharapova, who will play in two of the seven Newport Beach Breakers home matches, has advanced to the semifinals of Wimbledon Tuesday. The 17-year-old Russian posted a come-from behind victory over No. 11 Ai Sugiyama, 5-7, 7-5, 6-1. The Breakers open their season at home against the Springfield Lasers Monday, followed by Tuesday's home match against the St. Louis Aces. The Breakers travel to Springfield July 8, but return home July 10 to face the Delaware Smash in a match that will feature Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles action for Newport Beach.