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January 29, 2015

The first Grand Slam final of the year will feature the top two players in the world on the women’s side, as both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova bullied their ways into the Australian Open title match.

January 29, 2015

Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth-time in his career, coming back from a set down to beat seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 in the night match Thursday

January 29, 2015

The Memphis Open, presented by ServiceMaster, has announced that Jared Donaldson and Stefan Kozlov, two promising American teenagers, received wild cards into the main draw of the event, set for Feb. 7-15 at the Racquet Club of Memphis. The wild cards give Donaldson, 18, and Kozlov, 16, direct entry into the singles field of 28, where they’ll compete alongside top pros such as 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori and top-ranked American John Isner.

January 28, 2015

The reigning champion at the Australian Open Stan Wawrinka continued his run to defend that title on Wednesday, defeating fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6) to advance to the final four in Melbourne.

January 28, 2015

When Venus Williams made her pro debut in 1994, Madison Keys had yet to be born. Fast-forward to 2015, and the 19-year-old Keys finds herself into her first Grand Slam semifinal after knocking off Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

January 28, 2015

Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down to win each of her last two matches entering Wednesday’s quarterfinal versus 12th seeded Dominika Cibulkova. With a short turnaround looming in the semifinals and coming off two three-set matches, Serena wasted no time, powering past Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour to advance.

January 28, 2015

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez have announced that world number one and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, former world number one and world number 18 Venus Williams, number 30 Varvara Lepchenko and number 35 and 2015 Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys will represent the U.S. in the 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round against Argentina

January 27, 2015

While the Northeast part of the United States was blasted with a blizzard on Tuesday, the weather was in the mid-60s and sunny on the other side of the world in Melbourne, Australia for the Australian Open quarterfinals. On a mildly cool day for an Australian summer, seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych put on a cold-blooded performance against third-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

January 27, 2015

Andy Murray essentially played a road match on Tuesday, battling through Nick Kyrgios and the Australian crowd for a 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 quarterfinal victory Tuesday.

Featured Blogs

Steven Kaplan's picture
January 16, 2015

It's time to pick up the remote and switch from the Travel Channel to the Tennis Channel to dream of basking in hot weather again. Sorry, not sorry but I have little sympathy for those experiencing another "heat alert" in Sydney. It's better than a polar vortex.

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December 19, 2014

As reported in Long Island Tennis Magazine (from an ITA press release), the ITA Intercollegiate Tennis Association Operating Committee is re-submitting its dual match format proposal to shorten college tennis matches after a decisive vote, a move explained as "a powerful indication of the group's commitment to adopt creative and innovative measures to enhance the sport of tennis during this time of seismic change in collegiate athletics." 

Steven Kaplan's picture
December 11, 2014

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and Perform, a British media company, signed a 10-year, $535 million deal for broadcast rights to every WTA tournament in its annual calendar. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
November 24, 2014

The holidays mean different things to different people. If your a national tournament player, parent or coach, Thanksgiving can be a day spent at a tennis club, with turkey at the hotel restaurant or at a nearby Applebee's.

Steven Kaplan's picture
November 19, 2014

Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain Gala Leon for feeding a "false and absurd" debate. He said, "It seems strange to me as Davis Cup captain that instead of seeking union and harmony between players, captains and federations, she has incited and fed a debate that is totally false and absurd."

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 30, 2014

Tennis participation numbers are down all over, and the Long Island/New York metro area is no exception. This could be a temporary cycle or an alarming trend and I hope it's the former.

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 21, 2014

It seems that tennis, like football and basketball, is making news off the court because of insensitive and ignorant jerks.

Steven Kaplan's picture
October 7, 2014

One of the greatest coaches in tennis history, Vic Braden, has died at the age of 85. Vic was a pioneer in the tennis instructional field. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
September 8, 2014

Patrick McEnroe resigned a week before The New York Times reported he was to be fired by the USTA as director of player development. 

Steven Kaplan's picture
August 29, 2014

Evert, Austin, Capriati, Davenport, Williams, Williams, Bellis? Not quite yet, but 15-year-old CC Bellis, TR Blue Chip and rising sophomore, Class of 2017  has the best chance to ascend to become the next great American since Serena. 


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By Miguel Cervantes III
March 11, 2014

What do you do when you’re stuck in a situation without any obvious way out of it? That’s the situation I found myself in recently during the last snow storm. 

Michelle Lehat's picture
By Michele Lehat
December 26, 2013

Former world number one John McEnroe made his widely anticipated appearance on Dec. 18 at Sportime Roslyn, and as one of the junior players in the program, I was very eager to meet him. 

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By Daniel Kresh
October 8, 2012
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
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By Bill Longua
September 6, 2012
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.
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By Bill Longua
August 24, 2012
A player once asked, what are the important shots to practice to improve doubles play? Let’s go over them. The importance here is that I am talking shots, not strokes.


Radio personality Mike Greenberg of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" realizes a lifelong dream of playing at the National Tennis Center with idol and 18-time Grand Slam Champion Chris Evert.



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Fri, 01/30/2015 - Sat, 01/31/2015

On Jan. 30-31, USTA Eastern will be holding its Eastern Tennis Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, NY. 

Sat, 01/31/2015

On Saturday, January 31st, the Sportime World Tour makes its second stop, this time in Melbourne, Australia. The event will be held at Sportime Bethpage and run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.