May 3, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Justine Henin won her first title since coming out of retirement, defeating Samantha Stosur 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in a tough three set match Sunday in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix. This win should give Henin a nice boost in confidence heading in to the years second Grand Slam (the French Open) which begins in three weeks.
April 28, 2010
By USTA Eastern Section
The USTA is hosting a playoff this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main-draw wild card to the 2010 French Open. The men’s and women’s wild-card tournaments are taking place this week on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 27-29.
April 26, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The best of five matchup between the United States and Russia started with Melane Oudin defeating Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3 6-3 to give the United States a 1-0 match lead. Elena Dementieva defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the second match to even the series at 1-1. In Sunday's reverse singles Dementieva defeated Oudin 7-6 0-6 6-3 to put the Russians ahead but Mattek-Sands defeated Kudryavtseva 6-4 2-6 6-3 in a tough match to even things up at 2-2.
April 20, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2010 ATP Rankings and 2010 Sony Ericcson WTA Tour Rankings have been updated as of Monday, April 19, 2010. At the top of the men's rankings remains Roger Federer with 10,690 points, as Serena Williams tops the women's list with a total of 7,946 points.
April 19, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 6-1 in Sunday’s final to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the sixth straight year and end his title drought. Nadal sealed the win on his first match point with a forehand pass and fell to the ground in celebration.
April 15, 2010
By USTA Eastern Section
The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez has announced that 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and world number one-ranked doubles player Liezel Huber will represent the United States in the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal against Russia.
April 14, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rajeev Ram, who clinched both the singles and the doubles titles in Newport last year, will return to compete in the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships again this year. Ram, who is currently ranked 85th on the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings, joins a dynamic Newport player field that features four of the top-10 Americans.
April 13, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis returned to the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night for the first time in almost 15 years with the inaugural Caesars Tennis Classic. The event featured five of the sport's top past and present stars, including Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, recent retiree Marat Safin and the current number one-ranked American player, Andy Roddick. The hostess for the event was seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams.
April 12, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The inaugural “Caesars Tennis Classic” held at historic Boardwalk Hall on April 10, 2010 set a new attendance record for a tennis event in Atlantic City. The record crowd of 7,330 who witnessed the “Caesars Tennis Classic” surpassed the previous mark of 7,257 for the “Return of The Champions” event which featured Monica Seles versus Martina Navratilova in July of 1995.
April 9, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Saturday, April 10, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames present professional tennis at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with the First Annual Caesars Tennis Classic. This exhibition event will be hosted by two-time U.S. Open and five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, and will feature three matches by five U.S. Open champions.
April 5, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick capped his best American hard court swing since 2006 when he won his second Sony Ericsson Open title. Roddick defeated Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4, ending the Czech’s run through the tournament in which he defeated a trio of top 10 seeds, including Roger Federer, Fernando Verdasco and Robin Soderling.
April 2, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Kim Clijsters looked headed for an easy victory against fellow Belgian Justine Henin in the Sony Ericsson Open semi-finals Thursday night at the Sony Ericsson Open. Clijsters won nine of the first 11 games to lead 6-2, 3-0 with a break point to go up 4-0. That is where things turned.
April 2, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick rallied from a set down and upset Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open The turning point for Roddick was late in the second set and then he continued his fine play and parlayed it into a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the two-time Sony Ericsson Open finalist Nadal, who showed very rare signs of frustration as the match slipped away.
April 1, 2010
By Alan Fleishman
Living in Florida allows the dedicated tennis player (or fanatic—depending on who is doing the defining) to play outdoors all year round. Actually, I live right across the way from the Evert Academy. When we bought our home, the agent said we might hear the sound of tennis balls late at night, which was music to my ears. Needless to say, there are many fine teaching pros in the area.
March 31, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tomas Berdych pulled off the upset of the Sony Ericsson Open tournament, knocking off world number one-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6). Berdych's win ended a streak of eight consecutive losses against Federer.
March 31, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick recovered from a terrible start to move Into the quarter-finals at the Sony Ericsson Open Tuesday with a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over German Benjamin Becker. Roddick said that his fight back in the sixth game of the first set was the turning point of the match.
March 30, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Associated Press reports that once retired in 2002/then returned in 2006/then banned from 2007-2009/now horse jumping and ballroom dancing former tennis champ Martina Hingis will be playing a full schedule—14 matches—of World TeamTennis this season.
March 29, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday at the Sony Ericsson Open, Rafael Nadal got back to being Rafael Nadal. Although it has been 10 months since he last won a tournament, Nadal was brilliant and rallied from a one set deficit to defeat David Nalbandian, 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-2.
March 29, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two stars from two different sports came together in Miami over the weekend for a showdown in both of their respective sports. Tennis great and Grand Slam champion Andy Roddick took on NBA world champion Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.
March 26, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced the 2009 winners of the Annual Player Awards during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Seven players were honored for their remarkable on and off court achievements during the 2009 season.
March 25, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sony Ericsson Open tennis fans in the U.S. will be able to watch a record 63 hours of domestic coverage of this year’s tournament on Fox Sports Net, Tennis Channel and CBS.
March 24, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bob and Mike Bryan, the number one-ranked doubles team in the world, were featured on CBS’ "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 21. Also on March 21, the Bryan Brothers Band released its new single, "Open My Heart," a tribute to Andre Agassi, on iTunes.
March 24, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two-time champion (2005-06) Roger Federer, who is number one in the South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings for the 275th week (as of Mar. 22), leads an outstanding field which features 16 of the Top 20 players. Federer is the top seed for the sixth time in seven years (except last year).
March 23, 2010
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The men’s and women’s main draw wildcards for the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open have been awarded and feature a combination of young up-and-coming stars as well as several of the world’s most recognizable names. Five slots were handed out on the men’s side, while eight were given on the women’s.