By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters Stars from tennis and entertainment met for some fun in the desert at the 14th annual Desert Smash event held on March 6, 2017 at the La [...]
Querrey made it to the singles final after a bumpy road. He was taken to a third set tiebreaker by Rainer Schuttler in the quarterfinals. [...]
“I went to the ATP tennis event and nobody showed up.” That could have been what people said upon leaving the disappointing LA Tennis Open Presented by Farmers Insurance Group at UCLA (www.LATennisOpen.com) in late July. No top 10 players. Sparse crowds. Player defaults. Not exactly the showcase hoped for by the Southern California Tennis Association (http://www.scta.usta.com) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (http://www.atpworldtour.com), the organizers of the event. However, there was good news amid the bad. The setting was beautiful, the weather was great, and it was a rare opportunity to see some local, and not so local, pros compete in southern California.