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August 26, 1997 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The unpredictability of Grand Slam tennis events is one reason they are appealing. A highly ranked player never knows when he or she will be zapped by a longshot early in a tournament. Yesterday, on the first day of the U.S. Open, No. 4 seed Goran Ivanisevic and Jim Courier, a former top-ranked player, experienced opening-day sting. Ivanisevic was stunned by Romania's Dinu Pescariu, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3). Courier, unseeded at the Open for the first time since 1989, was beaten by his friend Todd Martin, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Earlier, Lisa Raymond recorded the first upset of the day. Raymond, from Wayne, Pa., ousted 15th-seeded Ruxandra Dragomir, of Romania, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Asked if she considered her victory an upset, the 24th-ranked Raymond smiled and said, "On paper it's an upset.
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April 18, 2013 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
The regular signing period for a number of NCAA sports begins Wednesday, and Jessie Graham will become the first tennis player in Academy of Notre Dame history to complete a letter of intent with a Division I school. It's a neat distinction. It's a distinction that Graham doesn't think she deserves. It's a distinction that needs an asterisk. About 22 years ago, a terrific young tennis player walked the halls of Notre Dame and signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida.
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January 14, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Trump isn't out here. There are no visible supermodels or former Seinfeld cast members taking in the scene at Court 4 at New York's USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The people who are here want to be here, leaning against trash cans and standing on bleachers. Many are straining for a look at the full court. A determined security guard ("Hey!") holds back more from getting close. Most of the 1,000 or so onlookers are dressed as if they are playing themselves - bald men in fraying caps, women in tennis skirts.
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January 13, 2013
Two other American tennis players win a lot of doubles tournaments when they are healthy and focused. Asked what it is like to face Venus and Serena Williams on a doubles court, Lisa Raymond said it is just about what it looks like. "It's just a lot of power coming at you," said Raymond, who, with partner Liezel Huber, lost to the Williams sisters in three sets last year in the Wimbledon semifinals after winning the first set. "I think you're playing the best server of all time in women's tennis in Serena Williams, and her sister's not too shabby with her serve.
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November 8, 1993 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As recently as three months ago, people were talking about Lisa Raymond as the surest of bets for instant tennis stardom. She had just turned pro, and . . . This girl had a chance to win the U.S. Open. In the second tournament she ever played in for money, Raymond reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and just barely missed knocking out Jennifer Capriati. A little more experience and Raymond would be wiping the court with all but the very best players on tour. That kind of hype has died down.
SPORTS
November 11, 1997 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lisa Raymond can tell Jennifer Capriati something about patience. Raymond, who is 24, seems to be just reaching her peak as a professional tennis player after struggling for four years to find the confidence to go with her talent. Capriati, who is still only 21 even if it seems she has been playing tournament tennis forever, lost, 6-1, 6-2, to Ai Sugiyama yesterday in the Advanta Championships at Villanova's Pavilion. It was the fifth time in a row that Capriati, once ranked No. 6 in the world, lost in the first round of a tournament.
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May 18, 1993 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Lisa Raymond plays her first tennis tournament as a professional next month, she will have a cheering section filled with moms and dads and college coaches and little girls who might like to see that, yes, a woman can succeed on the professional circuit without having given up her childhood, teenagerhood and normal life. Raymond, a sturdy, solemn 19-year-old from Wayne who is proud to call herself a Florida Gator and who went to her high school senior prom at the expense of making a national junior team, is trying something new. She is trying to become a top-10 women's tennis player after having gone to her local high school and, even more astounding, attending college for two years.
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September 3, 1992 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sometimes, body language talks loudest. Lisa Raymond missed a serve and hung her head. Raymond netted a forehand and her shoulders drooped like two flowers in a drought. All these bad shots and crooked bounces were happening so quickly for Raymond. Once she was tied, 5-5, 30-30, with Monica Seles, the world's best female player. Once, the Grandstand Court crowd at the U.S. Open was whooping and hollering for Raymond, the college sophomore who is cutting classes at the University of Florida this week to play in the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the season.
SPORTS
July 21, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lisa Raymond scored a 5-2 victory over Anastassia Rodionova, leading the Freedoms to a 23-16 victory over the Newport Beach Breakers last night in World Team Tennis at Cabrini College. The Freedoms won every match but men's singles, in which the Breakers' Pete Sampras beat Jaymon Crabb, 5-3.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Mayor Rendell tries to swat one back at the competition yesterday during a promotional tennis match which pitted Rendell and his wife, Midge, against tennis pro Lisa Raymond, of Wayne, and her partner Peter Fishback, of Advanta Corp. The match, which the Rendells lost in a fifth-game tie-breaker, was to promote the Advanta Championships tennis tournament, which will bring top women professionals to the Civic Center Nov. 6-12.
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July 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN THE FREEDOMS take the court at the Pavilion on Villanova's campus tonight, the tennis team will feature a Grand Slam winning doubles tandem in the organization. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the 2011 U.S. Open women's doubles tournament, and each won Wimbledon, the French and the Australian Open with other partners. The only difference this year is Huber will take the court with her Freedoms teammates, while Raymond will cheer from the stands. Raymond took on a front-office role with the team this season, as director of player personnel.
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April 18, 2013 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Columnist
The regular signing period for a number of NCAA sports begins Wednesday, and Jessie Graham will become the first tennis player in Academy of Notre Dame history to complete a letter of intent with a Division I school. It's a neat distinction. It's a distinction that Graham doesn't think she deserves. It's a distinction that needs an asterisk. About 22 years ago, a terrific young tennis player walked the halls of Notre Dame and signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida.
SPORTS
January 14, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Trump isn't out here. There are no visible supermodels or former Seinfeld cast members taking in the scene at Court 4 at New York's USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The people who are here want to be here, leaning against trash cans and standing on bleachers. Many are straining for a look at the full court. A determined security guard ("Hey!") holds back more from getting close. Most of the 1,000 or so onlookers are dressed as if they are playing themselves - bald men in fraying caps, women in tennis skirts.
SPORTS
January 13, 2013
Two other American tennis players win a lot of doubles tournaments when they are healthy and focused. Asked what it is like to face Venus and Serena Williams on a doubles court, Lisa Raymond said it is just about what it looks like. "It's just a lot of power coming at you," said Raymond, who, with partner Liezel Huber, lost to the Williams sisters in three sets last year in the Wimbledon semifinals after winning the first set. "I think you're playing the best server of all time in women's tennis in Serena Williams, and her sister's not too shabby with her serve.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, For The Inquirer
WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams was scanning the U.S. tennis roster on Tuesday morning, then stopped when she saw Lisa Raymond's name. She stared at it for a second, focusing on Raymond's birthday, then did some math in her head. "I said to myself, 'Lisa's 38?' " Williams recalled. "There's no way Lisa's 38. " Actually, she'll turn 39 this month. But Raymond's career isn't defined by numbers. At 38 and 11 months, the Wayne native is playing some of her best tennis ever.
SPORTS
June 29, 2012 | By Molly Eichel and Daily News Staff Writer
WAYNE-BORN and -bred Lisa Raymond was named to the U.S. Olympic tennis team Tuesday, playing doubles. For the 38-year-old veteran, medaling in the Olympics is the one major tennis honor she has not achieved. "To see it official and in writing and to actually see it all come to fruition … It had been such a goal of mine and ours to make this Olympic team and be a part of something so much bigger than the both of us," Raymond said, referencing her doubles partner, Liezel Huber, who will join her in London.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there In September 2009, the dating site eHarmony told Lisa and Ray that they might make a good pair. Looking at his profile, Lisa saw that Ray "was passionate about making a difference in the world, and I was intrigued by that. " Ray, who grew up in Cherry Hill, had moved to Camden to try to help revitalize that city. He is CEO of the nonprofit Latin American Economic Development Association, which helps to start and grow small businesses. Lisa, who lived in the Art Museum neighborhood, sent him a message through the eHarmony site.
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January 17, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com
A couple of years ago, I saw Chase Utley in a restaurant. When it became obvious whom it was, no one in the place could keep it together, from the patrons sitting near him to the waiters taking his order. There was a buzz about the place, as if we were being treated to something special, even though for Utley, one would assume, eating a meal happens at least three times a day. But when I sat with Lisa Raymond at Wayne's Gryphon Café, one of those suburban coffee shops decorated with just enough kitsch to remind patrons they aren't sitting in a Starbucks, there was no buzz, no whispers.
SPORTS
September 12, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Already being outplayed by Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point. That's exactly what happened early in the second set, leading to an argument between Williams and the chair umpire, a scene less ugly than - but reminiscent of - the American's tirade two years ago at the same tournament. In the end, Stosur beat Williams, 6-2, 6-3, Sunday in a surprisingly lopsided upset for her first Grand Slam title.
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July 19, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In front of a small crowd at Villanova's Pavilion, 37-year-old Lisa Raymond proved why she is one of the world's premier doubles players as the Freedoms rolled to a 25-16 World TeamTennis victory on Monday night over the visiting Newport Beach Breakers. An owner of nine career Grand Slam doubles titles, including a Wimbledon championship in 2001, Raymond won both of her doubles matches on Monday. A native of Wayne, Raymond is in her 10th season in the league and her eighth with the Freedoms.
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