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San Jose Prepares To Say Goodbye To SAP Open Men’s Tennis

For more than a century, some of the best men’s tennis players in the world have gone to the Bay Area almost every year. But the winner of this year’s tournament, which begins Monday, will be the last. The SAP Open is being moved after this year, leaving the Bay Area without a men’s tournament.

02/09/2013

Marion Bartoli of France celebrates a point against Mallory Burdette during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 12, 2012 in Stanford. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

No. 2 Seed Bartoli Advances At Bank Of The West Classic

Marion Bartoli won 11 consecutive games to beat Mallory Burdette of Stanford University, 7-5, 6-0, in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic on Thursday.

07/13/2012

Serena Williams returns a shot to Nicole Bibbs during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 11, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Wins 1st Match At Bank Of The West Classic

Four days after capturing the singles’ title at Wimbledon, the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams beat reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Bank of the West on Wednesday.

07/11/2012

Nicole Gibbs returns a shot to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 10, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Stanford Junior To Face Serena Williams At Bank Of The West Classic

Nicole Gibbs, a junior at Stanford, said she has never played better in her life. Now she gets to play the match of her life.

07/10/2012

Roger Federer, Andy Murray

Roger Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.

07/08/2012

Virginie Razzano (left) shakes hands after defeating Serena Williams in their Women's Singles 1st Round match of the French Open on May 29, 2012 in Paris. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

GameDay: The Classic That Nobody Saw

What happened on the clay at Roland Garros was proof that you don’t have to wait until the hyperbole of a final to see a tennis match worthy of a classic.

05/30/2012

Andy Roddick at the SAP Open (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bay Area Losing Lone Men’s Pro Tennis Stop

The 123-year-old event in San Jose, currently called the SAP Open, is moving to Memphis in 2014. The Memphis tournament is being sold and shifted to Rio de Janeiro.

04/25/2012

Milos Raonic

Raonic Tops Istomin In San Jose To Repeat As SAP Open Champion

Milos Raonic captured a second straight SAP Open championship Sunday behind a powerful serve nobody in San Jose could solve.

02/20/2012

Andy Roddick at the SAP Open (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Roddick Ousted From SAP Open By Istomin

Andy Roddick lost to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the SAP Open on Friday night.

02/17/2012

Ryan Harrison returns a shot during his match against Robby Ginepri during day four of the SAP Open at HP Pavilion on February 16, 2012 in San Jose. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Harrison Outlasts Ginepri To Advance At SAP Open

Ryan Harrison advanced to the quarterfinals of the SAP Open, closing with a flourish to beat Robbie Ginepri 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (0) on Thursday night.

02/17/2012

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