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March 27, 2015

World number two Maria Sharapova was shown an early exit at the Miami Open on Thursday, defeated by fellow Russian Daria Gavrilova, who edged out a first set tie-break on her way to a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory.

March 26, 2015

Victoria Azarenka made her way into the second-round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, rolling past Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-3. The two-time former champion is playing at the event for the first time since 2012, after capturing titles in 2009 and 2011.

March 26, 2015

Andy Roddick defeated Mark Philippoussis 6-4 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California on Wednesday night, capturing his third career title on the PowerShares Series champions’ tennis circuit.

March 26, 2015

Jack Sock continued his excellent, but late, start to 2015 in the opening round of the Miami Open on Wednesday. The Kansas City, Mo. native defeated Japan’s Go Soeda 6-4, 6-3 to advance into the second-round. Sock is playing for more than just himself or wins, he is playing for his brother Eric, who is battling Lemierre Syndrome.

March 26, 2015

The USTA Eastern Long Island Region’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday, April 28 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. The following is a list of the honorees for High School Champion/USTA League Awards/Eastern Section Junior Awards/Long Island Junior Awards/Eastern Section Adult Rankings and NTRP Ratings.

March 25, 2015

American teens Claire Liu, 14, and Francis Tiafoe, 17, both won their first professional singles titles on Sunday at USTA Pro Circuit events. 

March 25, 2015

The women’s draw of the Miami Open got underway on Tuesday afternoon, with a few Americans taking to the courts of Crandon Park in Miami. American teen CiCi Bellis captured her second career victory in a WTA main draw, cruising past the Netherlands’ Indy De Vroome 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the second-round.

March 25, 2015

In the opening event of the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit, Australian Mark Philippoussis beat American Andre Agassi 7-6(4) in last night’s final from the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah.

March 25, 2015

Sports Travel Experts was founded by Karl Hale, one of the leaders in the tennis industry, to provide quality service and experiences at numerous tennis sporting events around the world. We combine some of the world's best resorts and destinations, along with the biggest tennis stars, to provide the most unique tennis sporting travel experiences and events for our guests. 

March 24, 2015

The 2015 PowerShares Series champions tennis circuit gets underway on Tuesday night, as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mark Philippoussis and James Blake will partake in the first-ever pro tennis event where line calls are made solely by the Hawk-Eye system.

March 24, 2015

Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine features one of the most prestigious sports medicine programs on Long Island. This program is led by our Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialists Dr. Charles Ruotolo, Dr. Richard McCormack and Dr. Paul Pipitone.

March 23, 2015

World number one Novak Djokovic captured his fourth BNP Paribas Open title on Sunday, tying Roger Federer for most all-time titles in Indian Wells by defeating Federer 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2. It is the second consecutive season Djokovic has won the Indian Wells tournament, taking advantage of 43 unforced errors by Federer to edge the Swiss in three sets.

March 23, 2015

Simona Halep fought off a tough first set defeat and rallied to beat former champion Jelena Jankovic 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 and win the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Sunday. The title is the 11th of Halep’s career and the biggest up to this point.

March 23, 2015

As the winter months begin to fade into spring, it means that the start of high school spring sports is on the horizon. The boys high school tennis season here on Long Island carries with it a number of intriguing headlines in addition to a deep crop of talent, which should make for an action-packed spring in the tennis community.

March 23, 2015

The St. John’s Red Storm snapped a five-match losing streak over the weekend, defeating Binghamton and Niagra at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Friday.

March 20, 2015

Sabine Lisicki saved three match points to edge defending champion Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-7(3), 7-6(4) and reach the BNP Paribas Open semifinals. The 24th seeded German needed two hours and 40 minutes to move past Pennetta and reach her first semifinal of the season.

March 20, 2015

Andy Murray moved into first-place on Britain’s Open Era match win record on Thursday, defeating 12th-ranked Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 for his 497th career victory, eclipsing Tim Henman’s 496 wins. The straight-set victory also pushes Murray into the BNP Paribas Open semifinals.

March 19, 2015

With summer right around the corner, we present the area’s top tennis camp destinations and what they have to offer your child for the summer of 2015.

March 19, 2015

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray booked four of the eight quarterfinal spots at the BNP Paribas Open, all winning in straight sets on Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif.

March 19, 2015

Simona Halep dropped the opening set to 12th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro in Wednesday’s quarterfinal, but rallied to win 12 of the next 14 games and move into the BNP Paribas Open semifinals with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory.

March 18, 2015

Roger Federer exacted some revenge on Italian Andreas Seppi at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, defeating him 6-3, 6-4 in a rematch of the Swiss’ defeat at the hands of Seppi in January’s Australian Open.

March 18, 2015

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have announced that American Wayne Odesnik will face a 15-year ban from the sport following a second doping violation

March 18, 2015

Serena Williams came out sluggish in her fourth round match up against fellow American Sloane Stephens, but after dropping the first set, the world number one stormed back and came out victorious 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.

March 18, 2015

At the 2013 Australian Open, Sloane Stephens, 19-years-old at the time, beat Serena Williams in a tense quarterfinals match, leading everyone to believe she had a huge opportunity ahead of her. Stephens has not lived up to those expectations so far.