Mercury Insurance Open

World’s former No. 1 returns to Open, readies to call Rancho Santa Fe home

World’s former No. 1 returns to Open, readies to call Rancho Santa Fe home

CARLSBAD — Within the next few months, the world’s former No.1 ranked tennis player Jelena Jankovic will have represented her country in the London Olympics and moved into her new home in Rancho Santa Fe where she’ll make her new home base. 

Carlsbad family has become regular host to athletes

Carlsbad family has become regular host to athletes

CARLSBAD — When the Merchat family began hosting athletes participating in the annual tennis tournament at La Costa Resort and Spa, little did they know they would be opening their Carlsbad home to a future Olympian.

Match on the Midway

Match on the Midway

SAN DIEGO — Rising American tennis talents Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens called the ball for an exhibition match on the deck of the USS Midway Monday to help kick off the Mercury Insurance Open, which began on July 16 at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad.