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May 27, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he has withdrawn from this year’s tournament with a wrist injury.

May 26, 2016

Ulises Blanch, the number three-ranked junior in the world, and 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion and U.S. Open Girls Finalist Sofia Kenin lead a deep field of American boys and girls currently set to compete at the French Open Junior Championships in Paris. Qualifying begins today,...

May 26, 2016

World number 47 Eugenie Bouchard was defeated in the second round of the 2016 French Open Thursday, falling to world number nine Timea Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-4. Bouchard got out to a 4-1 lead in the opening set before Bacsinszky ran off 10 consecutive games and seizing the momentum.

May 26, 2016

World number one Serena Williams moved on at the 2016 French Open on Thursday, handily defeating Brazilian Teliana Pereira 6-2, 6-1 in just 66 minutes. Serena, who has lost just five games in two matches so far at Roland Garros, will next take on Kristina Mladenovic, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over...

May 26, 2016

The Syosset Braves captured its second straight Nassau County championship on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Roslyn 5-2 at Eisenhower Park.

May 26, 2016

Over the past four decades, I've spent thousands of hours as a coach at local, national and international junior tournaments, and as they say, "I have seen it all." Here are 20 candid observations about the behaviors and interactions between players, coaches and parents before,...

May 25, 2016

With three-time defending champions Jonathan Klee and Lionel Goldberg out of the Long Island Tennis Challenge Men’s Amateur Division draw with a late withdrawal, the bracket opened up as the rest of the field saw their opening for a potential title run.

May 25, 2016

Fourth-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza advanced Wednesday at Roland Garros, defeating wild card Myrtille Georges in dominant fashion, 6-2, 6-0.

May 25, 2016

Andy Murray battled back yet again at the 2016 French Open to stave off elimination Wednesday, mounting a comeback against French wild card Mathias Bourgue, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in three hours and 34 minutes. Bourgue, ranked 164th in the world, was playing in just the second Grand Slam of...

May 25, 2016

The success of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) men’s and women’s tennis teams continued this past season, as both teams reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 and had players honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

May 24, 2016

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal looked the part in opening round action at the French Open, cruising into the Roland Garros second round with a routine 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Australia’s Sam Groth.

May 24, 2016

Northport freshman Cannon Kingsley captured the Suffolk County singles title on Monday afternoon, playing near-flawless tennis to defeat defending champion Chris Kuhnle of Shoreham-Wading River 6-1, 6-1at William Floyd High School.

May 24, 2016

World number one Serena Williams made a winning start to her 2016 French Open campaign on Tuesday, cruising past Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-0 to reach the Roland Garros second round.

May 23, 2016

Three years ago, Victoria Azarenka was on the verge of being the most dominant player in the women’s game. She had won two straight Australian Open titles (2012 and 2013) and had reached the number one ranking in the world. But an array of injuries over the next year would halt her success...

May 23, 2016

Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic fell to Argentine qualifier Marco Trungelliti 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in opening round action Monday at the 2016 French Open. Trungelliti, ranked 166th in the world and making his Roland Garros debut, broke Cilic six times to earn his second win at a Grand Slam.

May 23, 2016

In the final scene of “A Bronx Tale,” the story’s protagonist, Calogero Anello, says the greatest gift he received from his father Lorenzo was learning that the saddest thing in life is wasted talent.

May 20, 2016

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both remain atop the men’s and women’s tours as we prepare for the second Grand Slam of the year, the 2016 French Open, May 22-June 5. The clay courts of Roland Garros will provide a challenge for some as Stan Wawrinka looks to defend his title and...

May 20, 2016

They say it is tough to beat a team three times in one season. Well, it may be even tougher to beat the same team by the same score three times in a season but that is just what the Commack Cougars did on Thursday afternoon.

May 20, 2016

The Roslyn Bulldogs advanced to the Nassau County final on Thursday afternoon, edging Cold Spring Harbor 4-3 in a tightly-contested semifinal.

May 19, 2016

Thirty-four-year-old Roger Federer was forced to withdraw from next week’s French Open, citing an injured back which will prevent him from taking part in the event.

May 19, 2016

The second-round of the Suffolk County playoffs were played on Wednesday afternoon, and top seeds Half Hollow Hills East and Commack each cruised in their playoff openers to advance to the quarterfinals.

May 19, 2016

The Syosset Braves opened up its playoff campaign on Tuesday afternoon, defeating previously unbeaten Friends Academy 7-0 to advance to the Nassau County semifinals.

May 19, 2016

If you are a tennis player on Long Island, you have probably heard of The Hamlet Golf and Country Club, located at 1 Clubhouse Drive in Commack, N.Y. A rich history and current exciting tennis programming make it one of the most popular destinations for tennis enthusiasts looking for great...

May 18, 2016

The Half Hollow Hills East Thunderbirds will begin their Suffolk County playoff campaign this afternoon when it hosts Connetquot in the Round of 16 following an undefeated regular season.