Yanina Wickmayer

Breakers’ Johnson steps up on emotional night

Breakers’ Johnson steps up on emotional night

Steve Johnson had a long and emotional day on Saturday, and it ended in a place with which Johnson is very familiar.

Johnson was on the tennis court for the Orange County Breakers of World Team Tennis. He was doing battle with Marcus Willis of the New York Empire, after doing battle with his emotions earlier in the day while remembering his father.

A celebration of life for Steve Johnson Sr. was held Saturday morning at Johnson’s alma mater of Orange High. The Breakers had a moment of silence before the match for Johnson Sr., a former Breakers assistant coach who passed away unexpectedly in May at the age of 58, and wore a special logo on their uniform in remembrance of...

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