July 1, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serbian Novak Djokovic will take over the top spot in the ATP rankings on Monday as he defeated Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3 en route to his first Wimbledon finals. Djokovic will unseat his finals opponent, Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who also heads to the finals after his 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murray of Britain.
June 30, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Czech Petra Kvitova took the tennis world by surprise this morning as she powered her way into the 2011 Wimbledon Championship match beating fourth seed, Belarus’s Victoria Azarenka, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
June 30, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
MSG Sports and StarGames have announced that the popular “World of Tennis Presented by BNP Paribas” will return for a second season. This year, Tennis Channel will first air each episode on Wednesday nights throughout the summer at 10:00 p.m., followed by repeats on MSG Plus every Saturday at noon.
June 29, 2011
By Brad Shafran
When the USTA announced that the mixed-doubles winner of the U.S. Open National Playoffs would get a wild card into the main draw of the 2011 U.S. Open, I knew I had to at least give it a shot and play in the Eastern Sectional Tournament.
June 29, 2011
By Monica Gorny
After today’s daring performance on the grass courts of SW19, Frenchman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be known as the man who rocked the tennis world by defeating the king of grass and six-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer.
June 28, 2011
By Monica Gorny
As Russian Maria Sharapova walked onto Centre Court at SW19 today, few would have expected her to dispatch of Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova in only one hour of play. However, the Russian brought with her the bombarding groundstrokes that led her to winning the Wimbledon title in 2004.
June 28, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier has announced that world number nine Mardy Fish, number 10 Andy Roddick, and the world’s top-ranked doubles team of Bob & Mike Bryan will represent the United States in the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal tie against Spain, July 8-10.
June 27, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Serena Williams’ hopes for a fairytale comeback at the 2011 Wimbledon were forced to an abrupt end as the ninth-seeded Frenchwoman, Marion Bartoli, took out the defending champion in two sets, 6-3, 7-6 (6).
June 27, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have both advanced at the All England Lawn and Tennis Center at Wimbledon 2011.
June 24, 2011
By Monica Gorny
The saying “anything is possible” comes to mind when thinking of the last two days on the SW19 grass courts at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the tennis world was shaken by a hurricane wild card, as Germany’s Sabine Lisicki knocked out 2011 French Open champion and number three seed, Na Li in a grueling three set encounter.
June 24, 2011
By David Drucker
If there were one player on the pro tour who cannot catch a break in life, that player would be Andy Roddick, no questions asked. In yet another Grand Slam disappointment, Roddick was upset by unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets, 7-6(2), 7-6(2), 6-4.
June 23, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Italy’s Francesca Schiavone celebrated her 31st birthday in style on the grass courts of SW19 today by taking down Czech’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the third round of Wimbledon 2011.
June 23, 2011
By David Drucker
Even when you mention the game of tennis, the first names that come to mind are automatically Federer and Nadal. Novak Djokovic should now be one of those names that quickly come to mind, considering he is playing the best tennis on tour this year.
June 22, 2011
By Monica Gorny
On day three of Wimbledon 2011, the opening match on Centre Court was one for the books, as six- time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams faced 40- year old, Kimiko Date- Krumm, a former world number four player from Japan. Based solely on statistics, Williams should have won this encounter with ease.
June 22, 2011
By David Drucker
If there was one word to describe the weather for the Wimbledon Championships, I think “frustrating” would be appropriate. Before play could even get underway on day three, we had to wait for the rain to pass.
June 21, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Winning a first round match on the grass courts of SW19 is not an unexpected feat for a high caliber player such as Serena Williams. However, coming off a year filled with life-threatening turmoil, the defending champion could not help but breakdown into sobs on Center Court, after she beat Aravane Rezai of France, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
June 21, 2011
By David Drucker
Unfortunately, day one of the 125th Wimbledon Championships was shortened due to rain, forcing half of the scheduled day one matches to day two. The only men’s match that could finish after the rains had come was Andy Murray of Britian and Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, playing under the roof on Centre Court.
June 20, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Despite Wimbledon 2011 being only the third tournament of the year for American Venus Williams, the six-time Wimbledon champion produced a powerful groundstroke game to beat her opponent, Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan, 6-3, 6-1.
June 20, 2011
By David Drucker
And ... we’re off! The 125th Wimbledon Championships have gotten underway with a great list of matches on court today.
June 17, 2011
By Monica Gorny
Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, the number two player in the world, has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon 2011 due to a right foot injury. At the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands, Clijsters stumbled and injured her foot while moving to the net in her match against Romina Oprandi.
June 17, 2011
By David Drucker
This morning, the Wimbledon draws were announced for both the men's and women's sides, which begins this Monday. The men’s draw was expected to see have some good first round matches and possible showdowns later on ... and did they ever hit the nail on the head!
June 17, 2011
By Monica Gorny
After exactly 50 weeks since she captured her fourth Wimbledon crown, Serena Williams, the number seven seed at this year’s Wimbledon Championship, will take to Centre Court for her first round matchup against France’s Aravane Rezai.
June 16, 2011
By David Drucker
Yesterday, the seeding ceremony took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where the top 32 seeds were announced for this year's Wimbledon. For the most part, the men’s seeding generally followed their actual ATP ranking.
June 15, 2011
By David Drucker
Another year has gone by and we are back on the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for Wimbledon 2011. Since last year’s Wimbledon we’ve seen the continuous dominance of world number one Rafael Nadal, the emergence of Novak Djokovic, and a changing of the guard for Roger Federer.