NorCal Tennis Czar

NorCal Tennis Czar NorCal Tennis Czar focuses on Northern California professional, collegiate, junior and recreational tennis. The blog includes tournament coverage, player profiles, examination of issues and trends, columns, book reviews and more.

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Australian Open Day 13: Serena wins 19th Slam

Jan 31, 2015
Australian Open Day 13: Serena wins 19th Slam

Serena Williams serves during last year's Bank of the West Classicat Stanford. Photo by Paul Bauman   Women's final -- Serena Williams continued to make her case as the greatest female tennis player in history, beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-...

Aussie Open Day 12: Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka

Jan 30, 2015
Aussie Open Day 12: Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic will play for his fifth Australian Open title.File photo by Paul Bauman   Men's semifinals -- Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka played five sets in the Australian Open for the third straight year, but this match was anticlimacti...

Aussie Open Day 12: Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka

Jan 30, 2015
Aussie Open Day 12: Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic will play for his fifth Australian Open title.File photo by Paul Bauman   Men's semifinals -- Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka played five sets in the Australian Open for the third straight year, but this match was anticlimacti...

Aussie Open Day 11: Serena finally subdues Keys

Jan 28, 2015
Aussie Open Day 11: Serena finally subdues Keys

Serena Williams practices during the Bank of the WestClassic at Stanford last July. Photo by Paul Bauman   Note: This post will be updated with the late semifinal between sixth-seeded Andy Murray and seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych.   ...

Cal women rise to No. 5 in college rankings

Jan 28, 2015

TOP 10 AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA(Previous ranking in parentheses) Men's team1. USC (1)2. Oklahoma (2)3. Virginia (3)4. UCLA (4)5. Ohio State (5)6. North Carolina (7)7. Georgia (8)8. Illinois (11)9. Texas (9)10. Baylor (6)12. Cal (15)36. Stanford (31)52. ...

Aussie Open Day 10 highlights: Keys edges Venus

Jan 28, 2015
Aussie Open Day 10 highlights: Keys edges Venus

Madison Keys, then 18, practices during the 2013Bank of the West Classic at Stanford. In her onlyappearance in the tournament, she upset No. 8 seedMagdalena Rybarikova in the first round before losing to qualifier Vera Dushevina. Photo by Paul Bauman&...

Australian Open Day 9: Berdych upsets Nadal

Jan 27, 2015
Australian Open Day 9: Berdych upsets Nadal

Tomas Berdych, practicing during the BNP Paribas Openat Indian Wells last year, ended a 17-match losing streakto Rafael Nadal. The Spanish star, however, was not intop condition. Photo by Paul Bauman   Upset and match of the day -- Before the...

Australian Open Day 8: Venus downs Radwanska

Jan 26, 2015
Australian Open Day 8: Venus downs Radwanska

Venus Williams, serving in last year'sBank of the West Classic at Stanford,reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final since the 2010 U.S. Open.Photo by Paul Bauman   Note: This post will be updated with the late fourth-round match between top...

Australian Open Day 7: Kyrgios tops Seppi in thriller

Jan 25, 2015
Australian Open Day 7: Kyrgios tops Seppi in thriller

Nick Kyrgios saved a match point in his five-set victory overAndreas Seppi of Italy. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman   Note: This post will be updated with the late fourth-round match between No. 6 seed Andy Murray and No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov. ...

Australian Open Day 6: Venus avoids elimination

Jan 24, 2015
Australian Open Day 6: Venus avoids elimination

Venus Williams beat Camila Giorgi 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in the thirdround. Giorgi served for the match in the second set but wasbroken at love. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   Note: This post will be updated with the results of late matches featuring...

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