March 23, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sony Ericsson Open has earned a reputation as being a highlight of the Miami social calendar and is globally recognized as one of the most anticipated stops on both the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours, and 2010 will be no exception.
March 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the men's final at Indian Wells, big serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic defeated Andy Roddick 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open. Ljubicic served big all match and finished with 20 aces. There were no service breaks in the two-hour final and he closed the match out with a service winner.
March 19, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Samantha Stosur (Australia) deafeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Spain) 6-3 7-6(7) in one women's Quarterfinal match and Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) knocked off Alisa Kleybanova (Russia) 6-4 6-4 in the other to reach the semifinals.
March 18, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Yesterday was a day of upsets at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. as top players on both the men's and women's sides of the draws were beaten. In the men's draw, second-seeded Novak Djokovic, who was the top-seed remaining after Roger Federer was defeated a day earlier, was knocked out of the tournament, losing in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 to the 20th seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in his fourth round match.
March 17, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andre Agassi spoke with ESPN.com's Rick Reilly earlier this week and Agassi showed his remorse for what transpired at the recent Hit for Haiti 2 charity event when he took joking around too far by insinuating that Pete Sampras is "a bad tipper."
March 17, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer looked like he had his match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. in hand, ahead 4-1 in the final set, but after fending off three match points, Marcos Baghdatis recovered to upset the world's number one ranked player 5-7, 7-5, 7-6.
March 16, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 tennis season is in full swing, and so far, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, who both won the first major of the year (The Austrailian Open) are the world number ones.
March 15, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On a positive note, Hit for Haiti 2 made a $1 million donation to Haiti, but Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi showed that the negative feelings between the longtime bitter rivals are still very much there.
March 12, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Tennis Channel will essentially become the 2010 BNP Paribas Open network during the next two weeks, adjusting its programming schedule for the Indian Wells, Calif.-based men’s and women’s tournament, one of the most celebrated events of the year.
March 9, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation have announced that Heinz Grimm of Switzerland is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Golden Achievement Award.
March 9, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The "Hit for Haiti Presented by Oracle" exhibition will feature a lineup of Grand Slam champions that includes Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Steffi Graf, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.
March 7, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine had the pleasure to take part in a teleconference with Ana Ivanovic who called in her from San Diego while practicing for her next tournament.
March 7, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sunday morning before a partisan crowd at Belgrade Arena John Isner took the second-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic to the brink, but came up just a bit short, falling in five sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-4. It was the clinching win for Serbia. Serbia defeated the U.S. 3-2 in the best-of-five first round series and eliminated the Americans.
March 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will provide exclusive coverage of the U.S. Davis Cup team’s first-round competition against Serbia in Belgrade this weekend, with comprehensive live and primetime telecasts this weekend.
March 4, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Harrah's Entertainment, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames are proud to announce that tennis will be returning to Atlantic City's historic Boardwalk Hall on April 10, 2010 with the first annual "Caesars Tennis Classic."
March 3, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States will take on Serbia in a tough first round Davis Cup matchup beginning today. The Americans will be counting on some of their young guns, as Jon Isner and Sam Querry will be the two singles players for the U.S.
March 3, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup took place on Monday night, March 1 at Madison Square Garden. A crowd of more than 11,700 got a chance to watch high quality tennis as some of the top players on the WTA Tour competed on Monday night.
March 2, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2010 was introduced on March 1st as part of Tennis Night in America in a ceremony held at the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup at Madison Square Garden.
February 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Recently, Long Island Tennis Magazine had the pleasure in taking part in a teleconference with Kim Clijsters who called in her from her native Belgium. Kim discussed many topics including the upcoming BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG and her 1st matchup against Serena Williams since their infamous U.S. Open Semifinal match.
February 22, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams, the Billie Jean King Cup’s defending champion, has withdrawn from the upcoming BNP Paribas Showdown, scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010 at Madison Square Garden. Williams, who qualified for the Showdown based on her 2009 victories at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, has withdrawn due to a leg injury sustained during her recent run to the Australian Open Championships. This injury has also forced Williams out of WTA events in Paris and Dubai.
February 8, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Melanie Oudin won her two singles matches to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over France and secure a spot in the Fed Cup Semifinals. Oudin ousted Julie Coin 7-6 (3), 6-4 in just over two hours Sunday to give the Americans an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The U.S. will next face Russia, April 24-25.
January 27, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the number one seeds of their respective draws, were able to once again overcome obstacles and play at an elite level to win another title in the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia. Serena defeated unseeded, and the recently unretired, Justine Henin, for her fifth Australian Open Title, making her the most decorated women’s Aussie Open champ in history. Roger Federer claimed his record 16th Grand Slam Title by defeating Andy Murray in the men’s final in straight sets.
January 14, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After weeks of rumors of her return, speaking to the Belgian television station RTL, former world number one-ranked women’s player, Justine Henin, officially announced her plans to come back to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in January 2010.