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.
June 15, 2011
By Monica Gorny
The climax of the British tennis calendar is upon us as the world’s top players prepare to battle it out for the prestigious Wimbledon title. Wimbledon 2011 will be the 125th time that the All English Lawn Tennis Club has hosted The Championships since the first tournament in 1877.
June 14, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will introduce analyst Lindsay Davenport as the newest member of its on-air team during the network's upcoming Wimbledon coverage, June 20-29, 2011.
June 14, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams returning from an injury absence took on Andrea Petkovic Monday at Eastbourne to start her Wimbledon preparations. She withdrew from the third-round in the Australian five months ago after attaining a hip injury which forced her to retire against Petkovic after just one game.
June 13, 2011
By David Drucker
With unfortunate weather on Sunday, the finals of the AEGON Championships between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France was postponed to Monday.
June 13, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Caroline Wozniacki was once again victorious in capturing her second Sony Ericsson Open title after defeating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4 in the final. Wozniacki did not drop a single set all week and with this win she claims her fifth WTA title for the year.
June 9, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick has reached the quarterfinals at the Queen's Club Tournament after overcoming Kevin Anderson who was the 15th seed, 6-4, 6-4. Anderson took the first game, however Roddick held and then broke quickly to gain a 3-2 lead. He would then serve the set out and take the first one 6-4.
June 6, 2011
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bjorn Fratangelo, a 17-year-old native of Pittsburgh, made history on Sunday, upsetting number 14 seed, Dominic Thiem of Austria, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, to capture the boys’ singles title at the French Open Junior Championships. With the win, Fratangelo becomes the first American to win the Roland Garros boys’ singles title since John McEnroe in 1977.