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Corona del Mar's Willson caps dominating tennis season with individual crown

Corona del Mar's Willson caps dominating tennis season with individual crown

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Danielle Wilson of Corona del Mar accepts the CIF-SS GIrls Individual Tennis Championship plaque from CIF-SS Assistant Commissioner Rainer Wulf in Seal Beach on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Danielle Wilson, right, of Corona del Mar shakes hands with Lindsay Hung of San Clemente after winning the CIF-SS GIrls Individual Tennis Championship in Seal Beach on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Danielle Wilson of Corona del Mar backhands the ball against Lindsay Hung of San Cemente in the CIF-SS GIrls Individual Tennis Championship in Seal Beach on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Danielle Wilson of Corona del Mar reacts after scoring a point...
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominance signals huge problems in tennis – Marat Safin

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominance signals huge problems in tennis – Marat Safin

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cleared up on the tour this year, rolling back the years to win two Grand Slam titles each.Nadal, 31, reasserted his dominance on the clay with victory at Roland Garros and was also on top at the US Open.While 38-year-old Federer sealed his eighth Wimbledon title and scooped the Australian Open in Melbourne.And former world No 1 Marat Safin thinks the two veterans’ dominance is a sad indictment of the sport, citing a lack of young talent as a major issue for tennis.“If Federer and Nadal are still winning I think there’s something wrong,” Safin told The Independent.“I don’t see any upcoming superstars today.“I’m not saying that our times were the best, but when I was growing up, players were winning ATP tournaments at 16, 17, 18.“Now players are only just s
Photos: Former tennis star Brad Gilbert selling Bay Area mansion

Photos: Former tennis star Brad Gilbert selling Bay Area mansion

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Former tennis pro Brad Gilbert is selling his San Rafael mansion for $5.2 million, reports Realtor.com.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The 7,923 square foot home was originally built in 1904 but has undergone extensive renovations. It features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a guest house and an artist studio among many other amenities. Perched high above on a hill, the Marin home has views from the bay to Mount Tamalpais.For more Bay Area housing affordability, home sales and other real estate newsfollow us on Flipboard.Minh Ava Chang with Pacific Union International is the listing agent.The home’s red clay tennis course were reportedly training ground for top tennis stars. After a successful pro career, Gilbert has coached Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray and K
Men's Tennis Participating in St. Jude Run Saturday

Men's Tennis Participating in St. Jude Run Saturday

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MEMPHIS – It's technically pre-season time for the Memphis men's tennis team, as the team finishes fall semester exams and looks toward their January-opener against Indiana to start the dual season. But before the sprints to run down the tennis balls on the court begin, the Tigers will join 22,000 other runners who are in town for the St. Jude Marathon Weekend. The Tigers will run in the 5K portion of the event, which features four sold out races (marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K). Each race in the St. Jude Marathon weekend passes through the campus of St. Jude Children's Hospital, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Families who have a child receiving treatment at St. Jude's never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food to allow them to f
Holdrege tennis coach of 25 years was with school program since day one

Holdrege tennis coach of 25 years was with school program since day one

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#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; HOLDREGE — Holdrege tennis began with Ray Ruybalid.The tennis program at Holdrege High School began in 1992 when Ruybalid began coaching both boys and girls teams. He also helmed the Holdrege Tennis Association and organized local tennis tournaments throughout the year.“Holdrege tennis, essentially, is Ray Ruybalid. He was there when the program got started, and he made it what it is,” Holdrege High School Principal Bob Drews said.Ruybalid went on to coach tennis at the school for 25 years before he died Nov. 19 at the age of 55 while doing what he loved — playing tennis.“He was what I call the ultimate
Women's tennis transfer looks to UCLA for bigger stage

Women's tennis transfer looks to UCLA for bigger stage

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As a high school senior from urban Toronto, Ayan Broomfield instantly fell in love with suburban Clemson during her college visit.Playing mostly at the top of the Tigers’ lineup in singles and doubles, she amassed a 31-25 singles record, 28-16 doubles record and led Clemson to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. But after two years in South Carolina, Broomfield said she gradually realized she missed city life and desired a greater challenge, more than Clemson could offer.“It was a great opportunity to play at the top of the lineup,” Broomfield said. “I just don’t think (the situation) was pushing me to be the best I could possibly be.”Coincidentally, a spot opened up on UCLA’s roster after blue-chip freshman recruit Caroline Dolehide decommitted and elected to directly go pro
Maria Sharapova: WATCH tennis ace receive hilarious marriage proposal from fan

Maria Sharapova: WATCH tennis ace receive hilarious marriage proposal from fan

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The Russian star was playing an exhibition match in Istanbul against Turkish No. 1 Cagla Buyukakcay in the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Stars Series.Sharapova won the first set in a tiebreak before wrapping up the second with a bagel.But the main talking point from the match came as a result of one excited fan declaring their love for Sharapova.With the 30-year-old on serve, a member of the crowd shouted out: “Maria, will you marry me?”After debating the proposal for a couple of seconds, Sharapova shrugged her shoulders and replied: “Maybe.”Sharapova’s response saw the crowd at Sinan Erdem Hall burst into fits of laughter.The five-time Grand Slam champion returned to tennis action in April after serving a 15-month suspension for the use of banned drug meldonium.It wasn’t until October that sh
Valencia girls tennis duo headed to CIF-SS semis

Valencia girls tennis duo headed to CIF-SS semis

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1SHARESShareTweetSubscribe #mc_embed_signupbackground:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Get breaking news and local stories in your inbox!* indicates requiredEmail Address *First Name Last Name Newsletters  Weekday Local News Emails Promotions and ContestsAt the CIF-Southern Section Round of 16 on Wednesday, the Valencia doubles team of Amanda Tabanera and Carlotta Nonnis-Marzano found themselves trailing Annika Bassey and Kristina Evloeva early.The Corona del Mar pair was laughing as the first set came to a close.“(We knew) when they thought that that match was to