Paul Bauman

Paul Bauman has more than 30 years of professional journalism experience, including the past 11 years at his hometown newspaper, The Sacramento Bee. He has covered hundreds of professional tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and the Japan Open. Bauman earned third-place awards in the 2008 and 2009 United States Tennis Writers’ Association contests and was nominated for the inaugural class of the Sacramento Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. He wrote “Agassi & Ecstasy,” a biography of Andre Agassi published in 1997, while working at the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Agassi's hometown and was named the 1986 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year during a stint at the Reno Gazette-Journal. He also served as the editor of the ATP World Tour newspaper. Bauman graduated from Stanford University.

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Qualifier Gibbs gains fourth round at Indian Wells

Mar 14, 2016
Qualifier Gibbs gains fourth round at Indian Wells

Ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs, beating No. 23 seed Madison Keys on Friday,dispatched Yaroslava Shvedova 6-0, 6-4 on Sunday in the third round of theBNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Photo by Mal Taam/www.malt.photo   Working with a ...

Czech bounces No. 2 seed Kerber at Indian Wells

Mar 13, 2016
Czech bounces No. 2 seed Kerber at Indian Wells

Third-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan celebrate with their trademark chest bumpafter edging Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco on Saturday in the first roundof doubles in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Mal Taam/www.malt.photo   Angeliqu...

Venus stunned in return; Gibbs upsets Keys

Mar 12, 2016
Venus stunned in return; Gibbs upsets Keys

Venus Williams, playing in the 2014 Bank of the West Classicat Stanford, lost to qualifier Kurumi Nara on Friday in the sec-ond round in Indian Wells. It was Williams' first appearancein the tournament in 15 years. Photo by Paul Bauman&n...

Tiafoe tops Fritz in battle of U.S. prospects

Mar 11, 2016
Tiafoe tops Fritz in battle of U.S. prospects

Frances Tiafoe, playing in the Fairfield (Calif.) Challengerlast October, beat fellow 18-year-old Taylor Fritz in thefirst round at Indian Wells. Photo by Paul Bauman   Taylor Fritz has skyrocketed from No. 694 in the world to No. 80 in ...

Gibbs demolishes Dulgheru in Indian Wells

Mar 9, 2016
Gibbs demolishes Dulgheru in Indian Wells

Nicole Gibbs, playing in the 2014 SacramentoChallenger, earned her first main-draw victoryin Indian Wells tonight. Photo by Rob Vomund   Nicole Gibbs avenged her French Open loss to Alexandra Dulgheru -- and then some.   Playing on ...

Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs, Sanchez (both up)

Mar 9, 2016
Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs, Sanchez (both up)

Nicole Gibbs, playing in the U.S. Openlast September, returned to the top 100in singles. Photo by Paul Bauman   Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs returned to the top 100 in singles, and Modesto native Maria Sanchez attained a career high in d...

TV schedule, calendar

Mar 9, 2016

TV SCHEDULE(All broadcasts on Tennis Channel; all times in California)Thursday   Indian Wells preview, 10 a.m. (live).   Indian Wells (men, women), early rounds, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (live).   Indian Wells (men, women), ear...

Gibbs upsets Friedsam to qualify for Indian Wells

Mar 8, 2016
Gibbs upsets Friedsam to qualify for Indian Wells

Former Stanford All-American Nicole Gibbs improved to 14-4 in singles this year.2014 photo by Rob Vomund   Former Stanford All-American Nicole Gibbs continued her strong play this year, qualifying for the prestigious BNP Paribas Open in India...

Sharapova’s failed drug test adds to tennis’ woes

Mar 8, 2016
Sharapova’s failed drug test adds to tennis’ woes

Maria Sharapova said she was unaware that meldoniumwas recently banned. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   Professional tennis has had about as good a year as Jeb Bush.   Match fixing allegations overshadowed the beginning of the Aust...

Ex-Dream star Medina Garrigues wins doubles title

Mar 6, 2016

   A player with a Northern California connection was bound to win the doubles title today in Monterrey, Mexico, on the WTA tour.   As it turned out, top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain won th...

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