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Kenin, 17, clinches U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge

Jul 31, 2016
Kenin, 17, clinches U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge

Sofia Kenin displays her trophy after winning lastweek's Sacramento Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   Seventeen-year-old Sofia Kenin clinched the U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge on Saturday when Jamie Loeb lost in the semifinals of the $50,000...

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Top seed Van Uytvanck quits Kentucky match

Jul 30, 2016
Top seed Van Uytvanck quits Kentucky match

Alison Van Uytvanck plays in the semifinals of the $50,000Stockton Challenger two weeks ago. She went on the win thetitle. Photo by Paul Bauman   Jamie Loeb's path to the title in the $50,000 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships and a wild card...

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Konta, champion at Stanford, loses to qualifier

Jul 30, 2016
Konta, champion at Stanford, loses to qualifier

Johanna Konta, shown during last week's Bankof the West Classic at Stanford, lost to qualifierKristina Kucova today in the quarterfinals of theRogers Cup in Montreal. Photo by Paul Bauman   Kristina Kucova, a qualifier ranked No. 121, ended J...

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Venus, runner-up at Stanford, ousted in Montreal

Jul 29, 2016
Venus, runner-up at Stanford, ousted in Montreal

No. 6 seed Venus Williams, shown last week at the Bankof the West Classic at Stanford, lost to No. 10 MadisonKeys on Thursday in Montreal. Photo by Paul Bauman   Four days after losing to Johanna Konta of Great Britain in the final of the Ban...

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Ex-Stanford star Ahn falls in 50K Lexington

Jul 29, 2016
Ex-Stanford star Ahn falls in 50K Lexington

Kristie Ahn, shown in last week's SacramentoChallenger, lost to qualifier Greet Minnen onThursday in the Lexington (Ky.) Challenger.Photo by Paul Bauman   Qualifier Greet Minnen of Belgium defeated ex-Stanford star Kristie Ahn 6-2, 6-3 on Thu...

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17-year-olds Bellis, Kenin fall to seeds in 50K Kentucky

Jul 27, 2016
17-year-olds Bellis, Kenin fall to seeds in 50K Kentucky

CiCi Bellis, shown at last week's Bank of the West Classic,lost to Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck, a French Openquarterfinalist last year, for the second time in three weeks.Photo by Paul Bauman   Two 17-year-old Americans who starre...

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Wimpy City Council pits Sacramento pedestrians against bicyclists

Jul 27, 2016

Street-by-street urban warfare has begun in Sacramento, and it promises to be a long, nasty battle marked by an upsurge in pedestrian casualties. Don’t think for a minute that the City Council Tuesday night voted to ban bikes on some … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s sidewalks are no place for bicyclists

Jul 26, 2016

The fellow at my athletic club was outraged. He had been involved in a bike accident on a sidewalk adjacent to the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento. A stupid pedestrian, he said, was yakking away on his cellphone, not watching … Continue reading

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Kenin, 17, capitalizes on Min meltdown for title

Jul 25, 2016
Kenin, 17, capitalizes on Min meltdown for title

Sofia Kenin, left, upset second-seeded Grace Min 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Sundaynight to win the $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger in theSacramento area. Photo by Paul Bauman    GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- Evonne Goolagong Cawley fam...

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Konta tops Venus for Bank of the West title

Jul 24, 2016
Konta tops Venus for Bank of the West title

Third-seeded Johanna Konta, shown on Wednesday, beattop-seeded Venus Williams 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 today for her firstWTA tour title. Photo by Paul Bauman   The final of the Bank of the West Classic produced a milestone, but not for Venus Williams.&...

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