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Amelie Mauresmo and Paul Fein

Paul Fein (right) interviewing Amelie Mauresmo
World No. 1 Woman Player

(Photo credit: Tim Balestri)

Martina Hingis and Paul Fein

Paul Fein (right) interviewing Martina Hingis, 5-time singles and 9-time double Grand Slam winner, at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Massachusetts, in July, 2004.
(Photo credit: Tim Balestri)

Paul Fein, a tennis journalist for 35 years, has done major interviews with nearly all the great players and many leading tennis coaches, administrators and authorities. He has covered Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Davis and Fed Cups, and various other pro tournaments, as well as Champions Tour, and international junior events, such as the Orange Bowl. Paul was also a doubles partner at least once in tournaments with four members of the famous Mayotte tennis dynasty -- Eddie, John, Chris and Tim.

Paul has received more than 30 writing awards during his career, including Tennis Week's "Journalist of the Year-original submission" award for his Arthur Ashe interview in 1991 and 1st Prize awards in the 1999-2001,2003*, 2007-2010 United States Tennis Writers Association writing contests.

*First Prize award in the Feature Category of the 2003 United States Tennis Writers Association for his piece titled "When They Were Kings." The judges deemed the feature to be "The best written brief historical recap in many years."

His diverse tennis background includes being founder/director of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Satellite Tournament, a top-10 singles and top-5 doubles ranked men's open tournament player and two-time No. 1-ranked player in the Super Senior division in New England, a starting varsity tennis player at Cornell University under renowned coach Eddie Moylan, a commentator for Continental Cablevision, president of the Springfield Tennis Club and Springfield Tennis Council, a USPTA teaching pro, USTA/New England tournament consultant, college tennis referee and NEPTA ranking committee chairperson. Paul lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.

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