Belgium’s Elise Mertens notched the biggest win of her career on Monday, stunning fourth-seed and world number one hopeful Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 to book her spot in the Australian Open semifinals
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Belgium’s Elise Mertens notched the biggest win of her career on Monday, stunning fourth-seed and world number one hopeful Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 to book her spot in the Australian Open semifinals. “I have no words, I don’t know what to say,” said Mertens. “I have so many mixed emotions. I gave...Read more
Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund will compete for a spot in the Australian Open final on Wednesday
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund will compete for a spot in the Australian Open final on Wednesday, after each won their respective quarterfinal matchups on Monday. Cilic, a former U.S. Open champion and seeded number six in Melbourne, took on world number one and top-seeded...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the inaugural New York Open just a few weeks away, Carefree Racquet Club in Merrick held ballpersons tryouts on Sunday night to finalize the crop of folks who will be on court during the ATP 250 Series tournament. Carefree, which is the official practice facility for the tournament, hosted...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
When it was announced that the Memphis Open would be relocating to Long Island and become the “New York Open,” one of the first players to commit to the event was American John Isner. “I’m excited about being one of the headliners for this first-time winter ATP Tour event in New York,” said Isner...Read more
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Hyeon Chung became the first player from his native South Korea to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal on Monday as the 21-year-old won the biggest match of his career with a 7-6(4), 7-5, 7-6(3) win over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic. Chung seemed to be in control of this match from...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Madison Keys continued her unconscious play at the Australian Open, bulldozing her way into the final eight with a 6-3, 6-2 win over eighth-seed Caroline Garcia of France. Garcia had been playing excellent tennis dating back to the fall where she eventually reached the semifinals of the WTA Finals...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The inaugural New York Open has the Long Island tennis community excited for the return of professional tennis, and only adding to that appeal was the announcement of Mike and Bob Bryan as headliners in the Men’s Doubles draw. “We love firsts, and the idea of bringing the tour to New York in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios fed off of the energy of his home crowd inside Rod Laver Arena on Friday, knocking off former finalist and 15 th seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) to book his spot in the fourth-round. In all, Tsonga actually won more total points throughout...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Fourth-seed Elina Svitolina ousted her teenage compatriot on Friday, beating 15-year old Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-2 to book her spot in the final 16 in Melbourne. “It’s very special for me to be in the fourth round for the first time,” said Svitolina. “I love the Australian Open but I’ve never been...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Professional tennis is returning to Long Island in a big way, and commencing the action will be the Opening Night Premiere on Sunday, February 11. New York’s own John McEnroe, Honorary Ambassador for the New York Open, will help usher in the tournament with the Opening Night Premiere, where he will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The weather in the New York-metropolitan area has been brutal this winter, but step inside and have some summer fun at the Beach Tennis Arena at the 2018 New York Tennis Expo . The Activity Zone at the Expo will feature playing opportunities on the stadium court as well as 10&Under courts for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2018 Australian Open has not been kind to the American men and women, but 97 th ranked Tennys Sandgren did not let that deter him on Thursday as he notched the biggest win of his career with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 upset over ninth-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka. “This would definitely be all the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Croatian-born American Bernanda Pera stunned ninth-seed Johanna Konta of Great Britain on Day 4 of the Australian Open on Thursday, ousting her 6-4, 7-5 to nail down the biggest win of her career. “It feels amazing,” said Pera. “I was ready to leave on Monday and then they told me I’m in, so I was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Second-seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki survived a scare from the 119 th ranked player in the world in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, managing to climb out of a deep hole to push through and advance. “I’m very proud of the way I came back,” said Wozniacki. “It was definitely very...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A dark horse candidate in Melbourne, Grigor Dimitrov got past a major test in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday, edging former NCAA Singles champion Mackenzie McDonald 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6. A semifinalist here last year, Dimitrov used his experience to power through in the match’s...Read more