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Nasdaq - 100 Open, Miami
In 2003, CBS will broadcast the Women's and Men's finals. The
Women's final begins at 11 AM, Saturday, March 29 and the Men's
final at 11 AM on Sunday March 30. Early round tournament coverage
will air on ESPN and ESPN2 in the U.S.
2003 NASDAQ-100 Open Broadcast Schedule*
Revised TV schedule for Friday, March 28:
ESPN2 12:30 pm ET - Capriati/Rubin (LIVE)
ESPN2 2:30 pm ET - Agassi/El Aynaoui (LIVE)
ESPN2 7 pm ET - Srichiphan/Moya (LIVE)
11 am - 1 pm
* As of Feb 10, 2003. Subject to change.
MARCH - APRIL
Sarasota Clay Court Classic, Sarasota, Fla.
Mon. - Sun., March 31 - April 6:
The Tennis Channel, Check local availability
to Grand Slams
WTA Championships change format, increase singles prize
LOS ANGELES -- The season-ending WTA Championships will change its
format from a 16-player single-elimination tournament to an
eight-player round-robin with the singles winner earning $1 million.
QUOTE TO BE REMEMBERED:
"There's not a single day that's guaranteed or promised to us,
and certainly days like this are very rare," said Agassi, who became the oldest
man to win a Grand Slam singles crown in 31 years.
Chang to retire after U.S. Open
San Jose, California -- Former Roland Garros champion Michael Chang
will retire after the U.S. Open and will begin a 10-tournament
"Farewell Tour" at next month's San Jose Open, the player's agent
said on Saturday
You Say It’s Your Birthday!
Feb. 24 Anthony Dupuis (30)
Feb. 24 Lleyton Hewitt (22)
Feb. 27 David Rikl (32)
Feb. 28 Mariano Zabaleta (25)
Feb. 28 Ivo Karlovic (24)
Mar. 1 Dick Norman (32)
Mar. 2 Juan Antonio Marin (28)
Captain Billie Jean King to Lead U.S. Fed Cup Team at Paul E.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 13, 2003 - The USTA today announced that
selected Lowell, Mass., as the site of the 2003 United States vs.
Republic Fed Cup first round, April 26-27 at the Paul E. Tsongas
U.S. Fed Cup team, led by Captain Billie Jean King, will face the
Republic in a best-of-five match series in the world's premier
women's team tennis competition.
Pat Rafter Retires ...
I know it's been a while coming, but I am announcing my official
from professional tennis. As you can probably understand, it has
been a very difficult decision for me to make, which is why it took
me some time to be
sure I was making the right decision.
Jeff Tarango has announced that 2003 will be his last year on the
ATP circuit. Tarango will continue to be involved in the
player-coaching mentoring partnership.
USTA TO CONDUCT FIRST OF A SERIES OF GOLD MEDAL TRAINING CAMPS
Fed Cup and Olympic coaching great Billie Jean King to assist
USA Tennis High Performance Coaches in Winston-Salem, N.C. The
United States Tennis Association (USTA) will host the first in a
series of "Gold Medal Training Camps" Oct. 8
to 13 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Andre Agassi has some bragging rights over his wife, Steffi Graf.
Agassi defeats Carlos Moya
6-3, 6-3 for his sixth career Key Biscayne title in Sunday's Nasdaq-100 Open
final, surpassing Graf's record of five. 'I finally beat her at something,'
Serena Williams has not lost in 2003, and she has not lost to rival Jennifer
Capriati in a while. Both trends continued Saturday as Serena rallied past
Capriati 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to capture the Nasdaq-100 Open title. The top-ranked
Williams, now 17-0 this year, has beaten Capriati seven straight times.
Jennifer Capriati is in another final in Key Biscayne, advancing at the
Nasdaq-100 with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Chanda Rubin. Capriati, runner-up the
past two years, will face unbeaten Serena Williams in Saturday's final. Also,
Andre Agassi and Albert Costa advance to the men's semis
Serena Williams wants to run the table and win every singles match in 2003. So
far, so good. Serena improved to 16-0 this year with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kim
Clijsters in the Nasdaq-100 Open on Thursday. The top-ranked Williams will play
the winner of the Jennifer Capriati-Chanda Rubin duel in Saturday's final.
20-year-old American Robby Ginepri. Ginepri, who beat
Hyung-Taik Lee 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday, will face former No. 1 Carlos Moya in a bid
to reach his first semifinal. Defending women's champion Serena Williams beat
Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semis.
On a sparkling Key Biscayne day when Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine
Henin-Hardenne and Jennifer Capriati predictably breeze, Venus Williams is KOd.
Meghann Shaughnessy stuns second-seeded Venus 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 Monday night to
shake up the Nasdaq-100 quarters.
Todd Martin, 32, gives 20-year-old Andy Roddick a tennis lesson, defeating him
7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in Key Biscayne. Martin enters the tournament with only a single
victory this year, having fallen out of the top 100 for the first time since
No. 3 Kim Clijsters, No. 4 Justine Henin-Hardenne and No. 7 Lindsay
Davenport,Venus and Serena Williams also won.
On the men's side, American wild-card entry Robby Ginepri continued his rapid
rise by beating countryman James Blake 6-3, 6-2. Ginepri, 20, reached the
quarterfinals at Indian Wells earlier this month.
American Mardy Fish was eliminated by Nicolas Escude 7-5, 6-3.
No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero lost to 1998 champion Marcelo Rios 6-3, 7-6 (2). No. 5
Carlos Moya beat Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (5), 6-3.
The sixth-seeded Capriati was lucky to win the opening set against Granville, a
Chicagoan seeded 31st. Capriati lost her serve three times, and in the
tiebreaker fell behind 3-2 before coming up with a couple of clutch forehand
Agassi graciously took a sideline seat so Chang could bask alone
in one last round of applause at Key Biscayne. They played for
perhaps the final time Saturday, and Agassi won 6-4, 6-2 in the
second round of the Nasdaq-100 Open. Chang plans to retire after his
17th U.S. Open this summer.
Winners on the women's side included No. 2-seeded Venus Williams,
No. 4 Justine Henin-Hardenne and No. 6 Jennifer Capriati.
Williams, the champion in 1998 and 1999, beat Shinobu Asagoe 6-3,
6-1 in 58 minutes. Capriati started slowly on another steamy day in
South Florida but defeated Anastassia Rodionova 7-6 (3), 6-2.
After back-to-back titles and 12 straight wins, Lleyton Hewitt lost his opener
Friday at the Nasdaq-100 Open. Hewitt fell to Francisco Clavet 6-4, 6-4. Andy
Roddick also struggled but defeated qualifier Cyril Saulnier, while Mardy Fish
upset No. 11 seed Sebastien Grosjean.
MIAMI, FL – No. 10 seed Monica Seles has been forced to
withdraw from this week’s US$2,960,000 million NASDAQ-100 Open due to a left
Miami, FL - Russian Dinara Safina pulled off a shocking
upset over her countrywoman Anna Kournikova on Thursday in first-round action at
the $2.96 million NASDAQ-100 Open.
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Barbara Schett of Austria was
upended by Australian Alicia Molik in first-round action at the $2.96 million
NASDAQ-100 Open. Molik defeated the veteran Schett, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in
a hard- fought three-set match.
Even a Florida native feels the near-record heat at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Key
Vince Spadea wins in
straight sets, but others like Richard Gasquet and Meilen Tu suffer from
heat-related illnesses. 'It was a hot day,' says Spadea, 'and I'm from Florida,
so what I say counts.'
Tu won her match with Bethanie Mattek 6-1, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) in 2 hours, 53
minutes at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Thursday. Vince Spadea survived the heat to
beat Christophe Rochus 6-3, 6-4, while young Frenchman Richard Gasquet retired.
With all the seeded players getting first-round byes, Todd Martin grabs the
spotlight as the Nasdaq-100 Open begins Wednesday under 90-degree record heat.
'I would say today the conditions are about as good as they can be for me,'
Martin says of the humidity
after beating Mariano Zabaleta.
Tennis' top couple, Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters, win
his and hers'
Pacific Life titles Sunday in Indian Wells. Both players win their matches in
straight sets, with Hewitt defeating Gustavo Kuerten, and Clijsters defeating
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Lleyton Hewitt beat fellow Aussie Mark
Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win his second Franklin Templeton Tennis
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Jan-Michael Gambill beat fellow American Mardy Fish 6-0,
7-6 (5) Sunday to win the International Tennis Championships for the second time
in three years.
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Amanda Coetzer of South Africa won the Mexican Open for the
second time in three years Sunday, using a controlled game to overcome Mariana
Diaz-Oliva of Argentina 7-5, 6-3.
After rain forced Kim Clijsters to play two singles and a doubles match Friday,
she was worried about her energy level for Saturday's semifinal. It turns out to
be a formality as she
breezes into the State Farm
Classic final with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Meghann Shaughnessy
ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Agustin Calleri won his first ATP Tour title Saturday night,
beating fellow Argentine Mariano Zabaleta 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the Mexican Open.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jiri Novak 6-1, 7-6
(7-2) Sunday in the Dubai Open final for his second title of 2003.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Karol Kucera beat Olivier Rochus 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 Sunday at
the Copenhagen Open for his sixth career title.
Taylor Dent's serve-and-volley game is just too much for Andy Roddick on Sunday
as Dent easily defeats the defending champion 6-1, 6-4 in the Kroger St. Jude
final. Dent scores 11 aces en route to his second career ATP Tour title.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain won the $380,000 Copa
AT&T on Sunday, beating Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Justine Henin-Hardenne grabs her first trophy this year and Martina Navratilova
wins her 168th doubles title at the Dubai Open on Saturday. The top-seeded
outlasts Monica Seles
4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while Navratilova teams up with Svetlana Kuznetsova en
route to the championship.
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Max Mirnyi earned his first career ATP Tour title
by defeating Raemon Sluiter in Sunday's final of the $800,000 ABN Amro World
Andre Agassi cruises to another win, something he says he must do to keep up
with wife Steffi Graf. Agassi crushes Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 6-2, 6-1 for
his fifth San Jose title,
finishing it off in 62 minutes.
ANTWERP, Belgium -- Venus Williams beat Kim Clijsters 6-2, 6-4 Sunday in the
final of the Diamond Games for her first victory of the season. Williams, who
did not lose a set in the tournament, used an overpowering serve and
near-flawless backcourt game to defend her title. If Williams wins the Diamond
Games in any of the next three years, she can claim the diamond-encrusted trophy
racket worth $875,000.
$170,000 Qatar Women's Open, Doha
Final -- Complete
Anastasia Myskina (2) def. Elena Likhovtseva (5) 6-3, 6-1
$475,000 Marseille Open, France
Federer railles from 3-0 hole to win event
MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Jonas Bjorkman 6-2, 7-6 (6)
on Sunday in the final of the Open 13 for his fifth career ATP title.
"It's a dream to win here,'' said Federer, who lost to Marc Rosset in the
tournament final three years ago.
VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- David Sanchez of Spain upset third-seeded
Marcelo Rios of Chile 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday to win the BellSouth Open. "This
is the happiest moment of all for me, and I expect to be back here next year,"
the 24-year-old Spaniard said.
ESPN locks up French Open through 2006 ...ESPN signed a four-year contract
extension Thursday to cover the French Open through 2006. ESPN and ESPN2 will
air a total of more than 80 hours from this year's tournament starting May 26.
ESPN will show both women's semifinals June 5 and one men's semifinal the next
The U.S. has gone from the Davis Cup penthouse to the outhouse.
American James Blake falls to Ivan
Ljubicic 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-3 to clinch Croatia's victory in
reverse singles Sunday. Now, the 31-time Davis Cup champions are out after one
round for the second time in three years
PARIS -- Serena Williams defeated France's Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to
win the Gaz de France, her first tournament since capturing the Australian Open.
The world's top-ranked woman was undeterred by a noisy, partisan crowd, winning
in 64 minutes for her second title in this event and the 21st of her career.
HYDERABAD, India -- Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn won her first WTA title
Saturday, beating Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Indian Open.
GENEVA -- Martina Hingis gave her clearest indication yet Friday that she is
planning to retire from tennis because of ongoing foot problems.
"A return to competition is inconceivable, in the short term at least. That is
certain," Hingis told the French sports newspaper L'Equipe.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Serena and Venus Williams will play for the United
States in the first round of the Fed Cup against the Czech Republic in April.
The USTA and Fed Cup captain Billie Jean King made the announcement Sunday. It
is the fifth time in Fed Cup history the world's top two players will be on the
same team, and the first time since 1999 the Williams sisters will play in the
"We have the great fortune of having the best two players in the world with
Serena and Venus," King said. "As they demonstrated with some tremendous wins at
the Australian Open, they are both playing top-level tennis."
TOKYO -- Lindsay Davenport won her first title since seriously injuring her
right knee in November 2001, overpowering Monica Seles 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-2
Sunday in the Pan Pacific Open.
MILAN, Italy -- Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands won his first ATP title
Sunday, serving 30 aces and beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the
Milan Indoors final.
Becker to be inducted into International Hall of Fame.
Francoise Durr, Nancy Richey and Brian Tobin also will be inducted July 12, Hall
of Fame president Tony Trabert announced Tuesday.
Men's Final ... Australian Open ...
Andre Agassi's run through the Australian Open was an easy one, and the final
against Rainer Schuettler is no different. Agassi, the No. 2 seed, wins his
fourth title in Melbourne with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of the 31st-seeded
Women's Final ..... Australian Open
It's not an
official Grand Slam. But not many have done this, either. Serena
Williams won her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament by
defeating her sister Venus 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4 at the Australian Open
on Saturday. Serena becomes only the fifth woman to have ever won
four majors in a row.
CEO WULFF LEAVING FOR NEW OPPORTUNITY
TOUR LEADERSHIP REMAINS STRONG
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (January 16, 2003) - After guiding the WTA Tour through its
most successful season ever, WTA Tour CEO Kevin Wulff is leaving the Tour and
returning to the sports footwear and apparel industry.
Agassi rips Grosjean in Kooyong title
Ferrero upset by Lee in Sydney
Shaughnessy wins Canberra crown
Molik outlasts Frazier in Moorilla final
Davydenko wins first ATP title in Australia
Seles beats Rubin to win Hong Kong Ladies Challenge
U.S. takes Hopman Cup when Blake upsets Hewitt
GOLD COAST, Australia -- Martina Navratilova won her 167th
doubles title Saturday, teaming with 17-year-old Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to
win the Australian women's hard-court tournament. Navratilova and Kuznetsova
beat France's Nathalie Dechy and Emilie Loit 6-4, 6-4.
LOS ANGELES -- Pete Sampras has become a father for the first time. Sampras'
wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, gave birth to Christian Charles.
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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The Nasdaq-100 Open and
Pacific Life Open will be held a week later in 2004 and 2005 to
improve television exposure.
Next year's Nasdaq will be held March 24-April 4. Because of the
change, CBS will televise five hours of the tournament the final
weekend, compared with four this year, and the starting time of the
finals will be later than this year's 11 a.m. ET start, Nasdaq
chairman Butch Buchholz said Sunday.
The Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., which this year began
March 5, will move to mid-March. The calendar changes may last
through 2007, Buchholz said.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Former ATP official Larry Scott was
hired as chief executive officer of the WTA Tour on Saturday.
Scott, 38, signed a five-year agreement with the WTA Tour to succeed
Kevin Wulff, who left after 18 months for a job with Adidas. Most
recently Scott was ATP chief operating officer and president of ATP
Properties. Scott, introduced at a news conference before the
women's final at the Nasdaq-100 Open, wants to improve the strained
relationship between the men's and women's tours, as well as
relations with the Grand Slam tournaments and International Tennis
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NASDAQ BRINGS MIAMI TO NEW YORK VIA MARKETSITE: The NASDAQ
MarketSite Tower video screen, on the corner of 43rd and Broadway in
Manhattan's Times Square, will broadcast the NASDAQ-100 Open men's
and women's final out to
Times Square at 11 a.m.
WILLIAMS NAMED WTA TOUR 2002 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2003) – World No. 1 Serena
Williams was named the WTA Tour 2002 Player of the Year on Monday.
Williams, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was presented with
the award during an on-court ceremony at the NASDAQ-100 Open in
Miami. Also on Monday, Daniela Hantuchova was given he Most Improved
Williams won the Player of the Year award after a
dazzling 2002 season in which she won a Tour-high eight titles,
including three straight Grand Slam crowns (French
Open, Wimbledon and the US Open), and rose to No. 1 in the world
rankings. She went 56-5 on the year and was a remarkable 17-2
against Top-10 opponents.
Hantuchova won the Most Improved Player award after
starting the year ranked 38th and rocketing to No. 8 in
the world. She won the prestigious Pacific Life Open in Indian
Wells, Ca., reached the Wimbledon and US Open quarterfinals and led
her country to its first-ever Fed Cup title.
The WTA Tour’s annual awards are voted on by the
players and the media. The awards are sponsored by Lalique.
MIAMI (February, 2003) -- Former WTA
Tour superstar and current ESPN tennis commentator Mary Joe
Fernandez has been named the Tournament
Ambassador for the 19th Annual NASDAQ-100 Open.
Sisters Lead Stellar NASDAQ-100 Open
... Top 78 men, 75 of top 78 women to play in Miami.
MIAMI (February, 2003) - The NASDAQ-100 Open announced that the top
players in the world and 75 of the top 78 women's players have been
into the 2003 event, set to take place March 19-30 in Miami. For
tickets, call 305-442-3367
The Australian Open date might move and
there could be a shorter season as leaders of the tennis community
met Monday. The Grand Slam Committee, with representatives from all
four majors, and the International Tennis Federation proposed
a two-month offseason and a combined men's and women's year-end
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Nasdaq-100 Tickets go on Sale
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MIAMI -- The
NASDAQ-100 Open announced that all 12 of the top 12
women have committed to play in the 2003 NASDAQ-100 Open,
marking the earliest the Miami event has ever gotten a 100 percent
commitment from the WTA Tour's top players.
Tickets for single sessions to the 2003
NASDAQ-100 Open event, March 19-30
at Crandon Park Tennis Center, went on sale Monday, Jan. 6. Tickets
can be purchased at the Crandon Park box office; by calling
305-442-3367 or on the Internet at www.NASDAQ-100open.com.
1st Agassi, A. 336
2nd Schuettler, R. 233
3rd Federer, R. 192
4th Hewitt, L. 166
5th Roddick, A. 161
6th Kuerten, G. 150
7th Moya, C. 142
8th Ferreira, W. 118
9th El Aynaoui, Y. 105
10th Srichaphan, P. 103
1 WILLIAMS, SERENA
2 WILLIAMS, VENUS
3 CLIJSTERS, KIM
4 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE
5 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY
6 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER
7 MAURESMO, AMELIE
8 RUBIN, CHANDA
9 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA
10 DOKIC, JELENA
11 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA
UPCOMING WEEKS ON THE WTA TOUR
Player Scheduled to play
1. Serena Williams Scottsdale
2. Venus Williams Antwerp, Dubai
3. Kim Clijsters Antwerp, Scottsdale
4. Justine Henin-Hardenne Antwerp, Dubai
5. Daniela Hantuchova Antwerp
6. Jennifer Capriati Dubai
7. Amélie Mauresmo Antwerp, Dubai
8. Lindsay Davenport Scottsdale
9. Monica Seles Doha, Dubai
10. Jelena Dokic Antwerp
11. Anastasia Myskina Doha, Dubai
12. Chanda Rubin Memphis, Scottsdale
13. Patty Schnyder Antwerp
14. Magdalena Maleeva Doha, Dubai
15. Anna Pistolesi Antwerp, Scottsdale
SEOUL, South Korea -- Andre Agassi has signed
an advertising deal with South Korea's second-largest carmaker, Kia
Motors Corp. Under the deal, Agassi will appear on Kia Motors'
television and print ads for two years beginning next month, the
carmaker said Monday. The value of the deal was not released.
Hall of Fame announces nominees
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker leads
the list of nominees for next year's induction into the
International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The German-born Becker won six Grand Slam singles titles during his
career, including the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996 and the 1989
U.S. Open. He also held the world's No. 1 ranking for 109 weeks and
finished his career with 49 singles and 15 doubles titles.
He became the youngest male champion at Wimbledon and the
tournament's first unseeded man to win when at 17 years old he
captured the 1985 title.
Becker, who also won Wimbledon in 1986 and 1989, was nominated for
induction in the Recent Player category.
French women's doubles ace Francoise "Frankie" Durr and American
Nancy Richey were nominated in the Master Player category.
Durr was the world's No. 3 ranked player in 1967 and holds 12 titles
in Grand Slam events. She has 26 career singles titles and 40
Richey is the only player to win the U.S. Clay Court Championships
six consecutive times (1963-1968). She has 69 career singles titles.
A 75 percent vote from a panel of international tennis media is
required for enshrinement. The 2003 inductees will be announced in
NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi is joining Pete Sampras
as an investor in The Tennis Channel, a 24-hour cable network
launching this year.
Agassi, a seven-time Grand Slam tournament champion, will be a
spokesman for the channel, which will help promote the Andre Agassi
His association was among a series of announcements made Tuesday by
the 24-hour network, which will be a basic cable service:
Deals to broadcast seven pro tournaments: WTA Tour stops in
Charleston, S.C.; Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Sarasota, Fla.; and
Paris; ATP Tour events in Chennai, India; San Jose, Calif.; and
An original series called "No Strings,'' billed as "an intimate look
at the glamorous lifestyles of professional tennis players off the
court.'' Sampras, Lindsay Davenport and Andy Roddick will be
featured in the first three episodes.
TV rights for World Team Tennis.
A multiyear advertising deal with Wilson Racquet Sports, a division
of Wilson Sporting Goods.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., - The USTA and AEG today announced that the USTA will
launch its USA Tennis High Performance national training center
within The Home Depot National Training Center, AEG's 85-acre sports
complex currently under construction in Carson, Calif. The new
center will be focused on the development of future champions, by
bringing the nation's top elite players to train and compete with
each other. The state-of-the-art training facility also will offer
world class coaching education and sports science programs for the
sport's top American prospects. With its headquarters in Key
Biscayne, Fla., USA Tennis High Performance will now have a
significant presence in two of the sport's hotbed developmental
markets - Southern California and Florida.
Gigi Fernandez to
TAMPA, Fla. -- Gigi Fernandez, a member of world's top-ranked
doubles team from 1991-1997, was named women's tennis coach at South
Florida on Wednesday. Fernandez, who captured 17 Grand Slam doubles
championships and two Olympic gold medals in her career, replaced
Sherry Bedingfield, who retired after 23 seasons as coach.
LONDON -- The
prestigious season-ending championships for men's tennis will take
place in Houston in 2003 and 2004, Masters Cup organizers said at
Wimbledon. The Masters Cup is contested each November by the world's
top eight players and is co-owned by the ATP, the Grand Slams and
the International Tennis Federation (ITF).