And now it's time to get our tennis coverage rolling, with a look at ATP and WTA World Tours and, more accurately, players from/residing in the Bay Area or close to it in California. The highest ranked player on the ATP rankings is Sam Querry, who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, but was born in San Francisco California. He was ousted in his first matchup in April, after a first round bye in the round of 32, he was bounced out in the round of 16 by Ryan Sweeting.
On the WTA front, the highest ranked would be Venus Williams, seeing as how she was born in Lynwood, CA - but that's more of an aside, as she lives in Palm Beach Gardens with her sister Serena, where she was born. Either way, Williams hasn't been in action since the Australian Open in January. This would make the 89th ranked Coco Vandeweghe out of Rancho Santa Fe the next highest-ranked, and she recently lost in the qualifying round of sixteen at the beginning of April, to Alexandria Stevenson.
The next highest ranked player from the Bay Area/California on ATP's single's rankings is Lester Cook, at 257, and he didn't make it far in the April 11th tournament himself, losing 7-5, 3-6, 4-6 to Vasek Pospisil of Canada. That just leaves Michael McClune (ranked 631) out of Irvine, California, who made it to the round of sixteen in that tournament after beating Joseph Sirianni of Australia by scores of 6-4 and 6-1. He went on to lose to Nicholas Monroe of the US, who is ranked 305. He lost the match 6-7(4), 3-6.