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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Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Jul 28, 2015
Dream falls to Kastles, will visit Austin in WTT playoffs

Hall of Famer Martina Hingis helped the Wash- ington Kastles rally to beat the California Dream.2014 photo by Paul Bauman     Pack your cowboy boots, pardner.   The California Dream of World TeamTennis is heading back to Austin...

Kalinina overcomes big deficit for Challenger title

Jul 27, 2015

   Note: Photos will be added to this story early this afternoon (California time).   GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- An-Sophie Mestach was cruising.   The Belgian, whose sculpted 5-foot-7 (1.70-meter) physique makes Jillian Michael...

Surging Dream clinches WTT playoff berth

Jul 26, 2015

   The California Dream, which was 2-3 at one point this season, today clinched a berth in the World TeamTennis playoffs with its fifth consecutive victory and sixth in seven matches.   California defeated the host Philadelphia Free...

Mestach overcomes bizarre injury, gains another final

Jul 26, 2015
Mestach overcomes bizarre injury, gains another final

Top-seeded An-Sophie Mestach beat fourth-seededNao Hibino after losing to her in last week's Stock-ton Challenger final. Photo by Paul Bauman   GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- An-Sophie Mestach undoubtedly is the only player in tennis history to get in...

Bryans lose, but Dream extends WTT win streak

Jul 25, 2015

   Despite a one-sided loss by Bob and Mike Bryan, the California Dream neared a playoff berth with their fourth straight victory on Saturday.   Bolting to an early lead and then hanging on, visiting California defeated the Boston L...

Serena to open Stanford title defense on Aug. 5

Jul 25, 2015
Serena to open Stanford title defense on Aug. 5

Serena Williams won her third Bank of the West Classic titlelast year. Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com   Serena Williams will open the defense of her Bank of the West singles title on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Stanford, tournament o...

Kalinina blows big lead but recovers to beat Bellis

Jul 25, 2015
Kalinina blows big lead but recovers to beat Bellis

No. 8 seed Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine was two pointsfrom beating No. 3 CiCi Bellis of Atherton 6-3, 6-2 butsettled for a three-set victory. Photo by Paul Bauman    GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Anhelina Kalinina put it succinctly when asked about b...

No. 2 seed Hozumi falls in Sacramento Challenger

Jul 24, 2015
No. 2 seed Hozumi falls in Sacramento Challenger

American wild card Brooke Austin, 19, eliminatedNo. 2 seed Eri Hozumi to reach the quarterfinals ofthe Gold River Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman    GOLD RIVER, Calif. --The $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger was due for some upsets, ...

Bryans lift Dream to dramatic win in WTT

Jul 24, 2015

   This was a tall order, even for the Bryan brothers.   The California Dream trailed the San Diego Aviators by three games entering the final set, men's doubles, in a World TeamTennis match on Thursday night.   But Bob an...

Gold River Women’s Challenger results, schedule

Jul 22, 2015

   Note: A story and photos will be added soon.$50,000 FSP GOLD RIVER WOMEN'S CHALLENGERAt Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, Calif.First-round singles   Asia Muhammad, United States, def. Naomi Cavaday, Great Britain, 6-2, 6-2....

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