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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Defending champion falls in Bank of the West

Jul 29, 2014

   STANFORD -- Rising star Garbine Muguruza ousted defending champion Dominika Cibulkova, seeded sixth, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 today in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.   It was th...

Japanese teen stuns Stosur in Bank of the West

Jul 29, 2014
Japanese teen stuns Stosur in Bank of the West

Samantha Stosur lost to Naomi Osaka, a 16-year-oldqualifier from Japan, in the first round of the Bankof the West Classic at Stanford. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman   Samantha Stosur's tailspin in the Bank of the West Classic continued Monday.&nb...

Venus to play qualifier on Tuesday at Stanford

Jul 28, 2014

   Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will face qualifier Paula Kania of Poland on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, tournament organizers announced Sunday.   Willia...

Lucic-Baroni, with troubled past, upset at Stanford

Jul 27, 2014

   The sad story of Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continued to play out on Saturday at Stanford.
   The former prodigy, now 32, lost to doubles specialist Raquel Kops-Jones of San Jose 6-2, 7-6 (8) in the first round of qualifying for the Bank of the West Classic.
   Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, was seeded third at No. 127...

Serena to play at Stanford after weird Wimbledon exit

Jul 26, 2014
Serena to play at Stanford after weird Wimbledon exit

Serena Williams is scheduled to return to the Bankof the West Classic for the first time since beatinglucky loser CoCo Vandeweghe for the 2012 title.Vandeweghe also is entered in next week's tourna-ment at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.. Photo...

Fendick-McCain resigns as Texas women’s coach

Jul 25, 2014

   Patty Fendick-McCain, a Sacramento native who starred at Stanford and in professional tennis, recently announced her retirement after nine years as the women's head coach at the University of Texas.
   Fendick-McCain, 49, led the Longhorns to the NCAA Championships each year, including appearances in the round of 16 in 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (up)

Jul 22, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (up)

Ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs, shown two weeks ago in the Sacramento Challenger, jumped 25 spots to a career-high No. 142 in the world.    Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs rose 25 places to a career-high No. 142 in the world by winning last ...

TV schedule, calendar

Jul 22, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All times in California)Wednesday   Umag (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 1-5 p.m. (delay), 5-9 p.m. (repeat), 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday (repeat). Thursday   Umag (men), round of 16, Tennis Channel, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m...

Riffice earns national boys doubles title on clay

Jul 20, 2014

   Chalk up another national junior title for Roseville and the Sacramento region.   Sam Riffice teamed with Vasil Kirkov of Tampa, Fla., to rout Robert Loeb of Hilton Head, S.C., and Alex Phillips of Peachtree City, Ga., 6-1, 6-1 o...

Mayo wins National Clay Courts in boys 14s

Jul 19, 2014

   Northern California juniors earned two titles on Friday in the USTA National Clay Court Championships, and more could come today.   Top-seeded Keenan Mayo of Roseville won the boys 14s in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., defeating 12th-see...

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