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August 22, 2000
WHITE PLAINS, New York - Palisades Tennis Club's Lindsay Davenport was seeded No. 2 for next week's U.S. Open, behind 1997 winner Martina Hingis. Davenport, the U.S. Open champ in 1998, is seeded No. 2 for the third year in a row, while Wimbledon champ Venus Williams is seeded No. 3 for the second year in a row. Reigning French Open champion Mary Pierce and defending U.S. Open champ Serena Williams round out this year's top-five. In addition to her U.S. Open crown in 1998, Davenport has also won the Australian Open in January and Wimbledon in 1999.
NEWS
September 11, 1999
FLUSHING, New York - Newport Beach's Lindsay Davenport saw the defense of her U.S. Open crown come to an end as Serena Williams won, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, in Friday's semifinal action. Davenport, ranked No. 2 in the world, seemed on the way back to the final when she raced through the second set in just 24 minutes and allowed Williams only two points in the three service games she was broken. Rain delayed the start of the semis by 2 1/2 hours, and the players had to cope with conditions that ranged from glaring sun to dark gray shade.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Palisades Tennis Club's Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist in women's singles, has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney a member of a four-women team. The United States Tennis Association announced on Monday that Davenport, Monica Seles and sisters Venus and Serena Williams, have been named. Davenport, Seles and Venus Williams will represent the U.S. in singles, while Venus and Serena will compete in the doubles competition.
NEWS
July 7, 2000
LONDON - Palisades Tennis Club member Lindsay Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident, will try to win her second straight Wimbledon title Saturday after defeating unseeded 17-year-old Jelena Dokic, 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals Tuesday. In the final Davenport will face Venus Williams, who beat her younger sister, Serena, in the semifinals Thursday, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). The second-seeded Davenport was never pushed by Dokic, who committed 13 unforced errors and made the mistake of trying to match ground strokes with one of the biggest hitters in the game.
SPORTS
June 13, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers of World Team Tennis will play seven home matches at the new Breakers Stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club on July 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 22 and 25. Pete Sampras, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and John McEnroe are Breakers team members and will be competing. Net proceeds from the 2007 season will benefit the Hoag Hospital Foundation and other Orange County charities. All matches will start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with duties, including admissions/ will call, corporate hospitality, scoring and transportation, and are required to work a minimum of three home matches.
SPORTS
July 20, 2007
RADNOR, Pa. — The Newport Beach Breakers lost all five sets in falling to the Philadelphia Freedoms, 25-16, on Thursday night at Cabrini College. Newport Beach (3-7) opened the match when legend Pete Sampras fell to Frederic Niemeyer, 5-4. The Breakers' women's doubles team of Lauren Albanese and Michaela Pastikova then lost to Philadelphia's Lisa Raymond and Olga Savchuk, 5-3. Sampras and Rick Leach lost in men's doubles, 5-2, to Niemeyer and Daniel Nestor. Pastikova started in women's singles, and Albanese subbed in but the Breakers lost the set, 5-2, to Savchuk.
NEWS
September 9, 1999
NEW YORK, New York - Defending champion Lindsay Davenport of Newport Beach survived two match points and finally slipped past fifth-seeded Mary Pierce, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, Wednesday today to move into the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Davenport will next play Friday against the winner of the Monica Seles-Serena Williams, while Martina Hingis and Venus Williams will battle in the other semifinal match. Pierce broke Davenport and served for the match, leading, 5-4, in the third set. One point from defeat, Davenport ripped a backhand crosscourt that just got a piece of the sideline, extending the match.
SPORTS
February 19, 2008
The Newport Beach Breakers selected Women’s Tennis Association star Lindsay Davenport with the first pick of the World Team Tennis Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday. Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident and formerly ranked No. 1 in the world, will play one home match for the Breakers in July at Newport Beach Country Club’s Breakers Stadium and one away match. “We are ecstatic to welcome Lindsay back to Newport Beach,” Breakers executive director Jeff Purser said in a statement.
NEWS
August 28, 1999
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Newport Beach's Lindsay Davenport rallied from a set down and advance to the Pilot Pen final with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Ruxandra Dragomir. Davenport will play the winner of the other semifinal match between Venus Williams and Monica Seles. Things were not all smooth for the Newport Beach native, dropping the first set on a combination of shaky serves and several unforced errors. After falling behind, 1-2, in the second set, the 23-year-old proceeded to rip off 11 consecutive games from Dragomir for the win. The top-seeded Davenport has not lost to Dragomir in five meetings.
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SPORTS
February 20, 2008
The Newport Beach Breakers selected Women’s Tennis Association star Lindsay Davenport with the first pick of the World Team Tennis Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday. Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident and formerly ranked No. 1 in the world, will play one home match for the Breakers in July at Newport Beach Country Club’s Breakers Stadium and one away match. “We are ecstatic to welcome Lindsay back to Newport Beach,” Breakers executive director Jeff Purser said in a statement.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 23, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — In her first service receive of the night, Venus Williams buzzed a backhand winner past the Newport Beach Breakers' Michaela Pastikova. The second time, Williams hit another winner. The third time, she nearly nailed Pastikova in the head, the Breakers player just barely getting her racquet up in time to deflect the ball. Williams, 27, didn't exactly get to be the four-time Wimbledon women's singles champion by slacking off. On Sunday, playing in her fourth and final match of the season for the defending World Team Tennis champion Philadelphia Freedoms, she showed the slumping Breakers just how potent she is. Williams won all three sets she was a part of and the Freedoms topped Newport Beach, 21-12, before a crowd of 1,874 at Breakers Stadium.
SPORTS
July 22, 2007
Tonight's match at Breakers Stadium isn't about wins or losses. It really isn't about a World Team Tennis playoff spot. And, it's certainly not about the Newport Beach Breakers (3-8). Tonight, it's all about Venus Williams. The 2007 Wimbledon champion, the lowest seeded player (23rd) to win the women's title, will be playing for the Philadelphia Freedoms at 7. Williams, the four-time Wimbledon champion, has won six Grand Slam titles. With her victory on July 7, she became the first woman at Wimbledon to win the same prize money as the men's champion — roughly $1.4 million.
SPORTS
July 20, 2007
RADNOR, Pa. — The Newport Beach Breakers lost all five sets in falling to the Philadelphia Freedoms, 25-16, on Thursday night at Cabrini College. Newport Beach (3-7) opened the match when legend Pete Sampras fell to Frederic Niemeyer, 5-4. The Breakers' women's doubles team of Lauren Albanese and Michaela Pastikova then lost to Philadelphia's Lisa Raymond and Olga Savchuk, 5-3. Sampras and Rick Leach lost in men's doubles, 5-2, to Niemeyer and Daniel Nestor. Pastikova started in women's singles, and Albanese subbed in but the Breakers lost the set, 5-2, to Savchuk.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | 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.
SPORTS
June 13, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers of World Team Tennis will play seven home matches at the new Breakers Stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club on July 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 22 and 25. Pete Sampras, Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and John McEnroe are Breakers team members and will be competing. Net proceeds from the 2007 season will benefit the Hoag Hospital Foundation and other Orange County charities. All matches will start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with duties, including admissions/ will call, corporate hospitality, scoring and transportation, and are required to work a minimum of three home matches.
NEWS
August 22, 2000
WHITE PLAINS, New York - Palisades Tennis Club's Lindsay Davenport was seeded No. 2 for next week's U.S. Open, behind 1997 winner Martina Hingis. Davenport, the U.S. Open champ in 1998, is seeded No. 2 for the third year in a row, while Wimbledon champ Venus Williams is seeded No. 3 for the second year in a row. Reigning French Open champion Mary Pierce and defending U.S. Open champ Serena Williams round out this year's top-five. In addition to her U.S. Open crown in 1998, Davenport has also won the Australian Open in January and Wimbledon in 1999.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Palisades Tennis Club's Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 Olympic Games gold medalist in women's singles, has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney a member of a four-women team. The United States Tennis Association announced on Monday that Davenport, Monica Seles and sisters Venus and Serena Williams, have been named. Davenport, Seles and Venus Williams will represent the U.S. in singles, while Venus and Serena will compete in the doubles competition.
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