Lisa Dillman

Writer

Lisa Dillman is a former sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times; she left in 2016. She has covered the Kings, the Ducks, the Clippers, professional tennis, soccer and Olympic sports at five Summer Games and two Winter Games for the newspaper since 1992. With business reporter Jim Bates, she was honored by APSE, finishing second in the investigative category with a series of reports detailing the rise and fall of Kings owner Bruce McNall into bankruptcy and the subsequent federal investigation. More recently, she covered the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup in 2012. She plays tennis much better than she skates.

Recent Articles

  • Rafael Nadal falls in a French revolution at the U.S. Open

    Rafael Nadal falls in a French revolution at the U.S. Open

    Welcome to the French Open. Three French players, Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille, had the opportunity to advance to the men’s quarterfinals at the U.S. Open on Sunday and all reached their destination in style, none more spectacularly than Pouille, who defeated No. 4-seeded...

  • Ivo Karlovic is too much for Jared Donaldson at the U.S. Open

    Ivo Karlovic is too much for Jared Donaldson at the U.S. Open

    The options when Ivo Karlovic is at the net are few and far between for opponents First off, the 6-foot-11 Croatian is seemingly blessed with the wingspan like a small aircraft. That was what youngster Jared Donaldson was often facing during their third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday...

  • Serena and Venus Williams advance to fourth round of U.S. Open

    Serena and Venus Williams advance to fourth round of U.S. Open

    What do we know now that the first week of the U.S. Open trundled to a close, as the “day matches” seeped into the night-time hours Saturday? Top-seeded Serena Williams is feeling and playing like Wonder Woman — wearing neon pink sleeves — and hasn’t lost her serve in three matches here. She beat...

  • Serena Williams reaches fourth round at U.S. Open

    Serena Williams reaches fourth round at U.S. Open

    Serena Williams has played three matches — all straight-set wins — and has yet to lose her serve at this year’s U.S. Open. In fact, Johanna Larsson of Sweden is the only one of three opponents to reach break point against Williams. One break point. Just like that, it was gone. Williams defeated...

  • Novak Djokovic reaches fourth round of U.S. Open despite sore wrist

    Novak Djokovic reaches fourth round of U.S. Open despite sore wrist

    With a sore left wrist, the last thing Novak Djokovic wanted was a heavy workload during the first week of the U.S. Open. Oddly, he has gotten quite the opposite. Djokovic played all of six games in his last two matches and is in the fourth round. On Friday, Mikhail Youzhny of Russia retired after...

  • Jared Donaldson's visit to the 'serve doctor' still paying off at the U.S. Open

    Jared Donaldson's visit to the 'serve doctor' still paying off at the U.S. Open

    Father and son met father and son on a tennis court one day in Orange County. The question: How much “surgery” was required for the youngster’s serve? Jared Donaldson had recently turned 17 and his father, Courtney Donaldson, brought him to see Phil Dent and his son Taylor Dent. This made sense...

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