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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Freshman lifts Cal women to first national title

Feb 9, 2016

   The Cal women came within two points of losing in the final of the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship.   But freshman Olivia Hauger rallied, and the Bears made history.   Cal, seeded fourth and ranked sixth, ...

Roundup: Bellis wins first Challenger doubles title

Feb 8, 2016
Roundup: Bellis wins first Challenger doubles title

CiCi Bellis, 16, of Atherton won the doubles title in the $100,000Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Midland, Mich., with Ingrid Neel,17, of Rochester, Minn. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi Bellis and Ingrid Neel might want to stick together...

Roundup: Brown, Bellis, Fed Cup, Brits, Cal women

Feb 7, 2016
Roundup: Brown, Bellis, Fed Cup, Brits, Cal women

Richard Gasquet of France practices his sensational one-handedbackhand at Indian Wells in 2014. Photo by Paul Bauman   Saturday's semifinal in Montpellier, France, was Dustin Brown's career in microcosm.   Up one minute, down t...

Roundup: Brown, Bellis, Date-Krumm, Cal women

Feb 6, 2016
Roundup: Brown, Bellis, Date-Krumm, Cal women

Dustin Brown, volleying in the $50,000 Fairfield (Calif.) Challengerlast October, reached an ATP World Tour semifinal for the first time.Photo by Paul Bauman   Dustin Brown is undefeated against Rafael Nadal.   But until Friday, the...

Brown stuns Simon, Millman advances in Montpellier

Feb 5, 2016
Brown stuns Simon, Millman advances in Montpellier

Dustin Brown, serving in the final of the$50,000 Fairfield Challenger last October,upset 15th-ranked Gilles Simon on theATP World Tour. Photo by Paul Bauman  Two players who starred in Northern California Challengers last year recorded big vi...

Bellis, 16, loses to Anderson in 100K Midland

Feb 4, 2016
Bellis, 16, loses to Anderson in 100K Midland

Robin Anderson, 5-foot-3 (1.61 meters), beat CiCiBellis, 16, of Atherton 7-5, 6-3 in the second roundin Midland, Mich. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi Bellis could not back up her big win in the $100,000 Dow Corning Tennis Classic.&nbsp...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Feb 4, 2016

WORLD RANKINGS   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses): Men   Collin Altamirano, 20-year-old Sacramento resident -- No. 813 in sing...

No. 6 seed Gibbs falls to 6-foot-2 Broady in Midland

Feb 3, 2016
No. 6 seed Gibbs falls to 6-foot-2 Broady in Midland

Naomi Broady, playing in the $50,000 StocktonChallenger last July, stunned former world No. 1Ana Ivanovic en route to the Auckland quarterfinalslast month. Photo by Paul Bauman   Nicole Gibbs got further in Melbourne than in Midland.&nbs...

Bellis ousts No. 2 seed, defending champ in Midland

Feb 2, 2016
Bellis ousts No. 2 seed, defending champ in Midland

CiCi Bellis, a 16-year-old amateur, defeated a top-100 playerfor the third time in her career. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   CiCi Bellis achieved one of the biggest wins of her young career today.   The 16-year-old amateur from Athert...

NorCal’s Leustian, 14, wins prestigious Les Petits As

Feb 1, 2016
NorCal’s Leustian, 14, wins prestigious Les Petits As

Stefan Leustian plays in the NorCal JuniorExcellence tournament in Sacramento last April.Photo by Paul Bauman   Eighth-seeded Stefan Leustian routed fourth-seeded Borna Devald of Croatia 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the prestigious Les Petits As...

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