June 5, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, third seeded at Roland Garros, defeated Maria Kirilenko of Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-2, at the French Open on Wednesday. Azarenka is the first woman to represent Belarus in the semifinals of the French Open.
June 5, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Although a lower back injury from the Italian Open caused Andy Murray to miss the 2013 French Open, Murray will be ready to play at the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club.
June 5, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Third-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the French Open on Wednesday after defeating ninth-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
June 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Thirty years after his incredible run to capture the Roland Garros title, France's adored Yannick Noah was celebrated once again, when he received his official Hall of Fame ring in a private presentation earlier this week. One of France's most revered public figures and successful tennis players, Noah won the Roland Garros title in 1983.
June 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sara Errani defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 7-6(6), advancing to the semifinals of the 2013 French Open. The second set of the match included eight breaks of serve and Errani raised her arms in celebration after winning the match.
June 4, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer will not advance to the semifinals of the French Open for the second time in nine years as he was defeated by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
June 3, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 12th-seeded Maria Kirilenko has reached her first French Open quarterfinal after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 7-5, 6-4. In both 2010 and 2011, Kirilenko lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros. While Mattek-Sands was ahead 5-4, she called for medical attention. After that, Kirilenko won four straight games.
June 3, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the French Open on Monday, Tommy Haas defeated Mikhail Youzhny, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals. Youzhny, known for overtly his expressing his frustration on the court, could be faced with a fine after smashing his racket on a bench.
May 31, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American John Isner played an epic five-setter against fellow countryman Ryan Harrison at the 2013 French Open Friday, pulling off a 5-7 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-1 8-6 in three hours 50 minutes.
May 31, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal came from behind for the second match in a row Friday at the French Open, dropping the first set before he came to beat Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Nadal had lost only 14 sets in 53 matches at the French Open, and now has a 54-1 lifetime record at Roland Garros.
May 31, 2013
By Scoop Malinowski
Currently ranked 55th in the WTA Women’s Singles Rankings. A 2012 U.S. Olympian with wins over Caroline Wozniacki, Marian Bartoli, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova, Daniela Hantuchova and Victoria Azarenka. Trains at Gordon Uehling's Court Sense Facility in Tenafly, N.J.
May 30, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2013 French Open, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, currently ranked 67th in the world, scored the biggest upset of the event so far, rallying past 2011 French Open champion Li Na 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.
May 29, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic, in search of rounding our his career Grand Slam, moved within two match wins of 500 victories at the 2013 French Open after defeating David Goffin 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5. In the second round, Djokovic will face Guido Pella ...
May 29, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jamie Hampton gave the United States10 women in the French Open's second round for the second consecutive year, after her 7-6 (5), 3-6, 9-7 win over the number 25 seed, Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.
May 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Second seed Roger Federer defeated qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in his opening round matchup at Roland Garros at the 2013 French Open. Federer is bidding to win an 18th Grand Slam championship and second title at Roland Garros, having won in 2009, and was a finalist from 2006-2008 and again in 2011, losing to Rafael Nadal on all occasions.
May 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Seven time French Open winner Rafa Nadal challenged 100 of his fans to play against him at a Paris tennis club five minutes away from the famous clay courts of the Roland Garros tournament. However, the challenge was not at tennis, but rather, an online poker tournament which was free to enter and played using mobile phones and tablets on the PokerStars mobile app.
May 28, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
French Open officials have announced that they are planning to build a retractable roof over center court at Roland Garros which will allow for evening matches. The $440 million project, also include a new 4,850-seat show court and redesigned outer courts.
May 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic was drawn in the same half of the 2013 French Open draw as seven-time champion Rafael Nadal in Paris. Of the top three seeds, Djokovic appears to have the trickier draw. The top seed Djokovic, who is looking to become the eighth player to complete the Grand Slam of all four major titles, will play David Goffin in the first round.
May 24, 2013
By Robert Ottone
World number three-ranked Roger Federer hopped on the Web site Reddit at 1:30 p.m. EST on Friday, May 24 to answer questions posed by fans of Reddit’s tennis community.
May 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Number one seeded Serena Williams begins her bid for a second French Open championship and 16th Grand Slam title overall by facing 83rd-ranked Anna Tatishvili in the first round of the event at Roland Garros.
May 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
David Ferrer is a Spaniard whose game is bigger than his physical size. Ferrer is currently ranked number four in the world in the ATP Men’s Singles Rankings, one spot ahead of fellow countryman Rafael Nadal. Early in his career, Ferrer was known as a clay court specialist, having won half of his 20 career titles on clay.
May 22, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Murray withdrew from the French Open on Tuesday due to a chronic back injury and will now focus on preparing for the start of the grass-court season next month.
May 21, 2013
By Alexis Merced
Maria Sharapova’s popularity has skyrocketed as she surpassed 10 million fans on Facebook this past week. Sharapova currently has 10,006,973 fans, securing her spot as the top female athlete on Facebook.
May 21, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will begin its first day of 2013 French Open coverage with nine consecutive hours of matches, followed by a another nine hours of interview-and-encore show French Open Tonight. This daily balance—long blocks of competition followed by an all-night review of the day's play—will be the template for much of the network's two-week telecast, set to get underway Sunday, May 26.