July 1, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
In a surprising upset, world number one Serena Williams was bumped out of the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday after losing to world number 24 Sabine Lisicki, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. The 23-year old German was the first woman to steal a set and defeat Williams in the past 34 matches.
June 28, 2013
By Erin Brown
Because of Serena Williams’ dominance of the women’s game, Andy Murray has talked about what it would be like to challenge her to a match. Serena was able to avoid injury in her match on Thursday, unlike many other participants at Wimbledon 2013, and had an easy 6-3, 6-2 win over France’s Caroline Garcia.
June 28, 2013
By Erin Brown
David Ferrer, the highest seeded Spaniard remaining at Wimbledon, beat fellow countryman Roberto Bautista Agut to make it to the third round for the sixth consecutive year.
June 27, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Nick Bollettieri, along with Vic Braden and Steve Wilkinson, will be inducted into the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Hall of Fame on Sept. 27 during the USPTA’s National Awards Luncheon at the World Conference at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.
June 27, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Serena Williams advanced to the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday after defeating 19-year-old Caroline Garcia, 6-3, 6-2.
June 26, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Twenty-seven-year-old Sergiy Stakhovsky shocked defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, marking Federer's earliest Grand Slam exit in 10 years on Wednesday evening at Wimbledon, eliminating Federer 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) in the second round.
June 26, 2013
By Erin Brown
Wednesday was a day riddled with injuries at Wimbledon, as five important players were forced out of the tournament with varying ailments. World number two Victoria Azarenka, Steve Darcis (who upset Rafael Nadal in the opening round), American John Isner, the 10th-seeded Marin Cilic and the six-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga all had to pull out of the year's third Grand Slam with an array of injuries.
June 26, 2013
By Erin Brown
Portugal’s Michelle Larcher de Brito upset number three seed Maria Sharapova in the second round of Wimbledon. Sharapova was the Wimbledon Champion in 2004, and she showed fight today by saving off four match points before finally succumbing.
June 25, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has advanced to the second round of Wimbledon after defeating 34th-ranked Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, on Tuesday.
June 25, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
On Tuesday, American world number one Serena Williams beat Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella, 6-1, 6-3, in her first match of Wimbledon 2013. Serena has won the past 32 matches she’s played.
June 24, 2013
By Erin Brown
Not surprisingly, Roger Federer won his first round match at Wimbledon with a straight sets victory over Victor Hanescu on Centre Court. In a match that lasted just over an hour, Federer had an easy win over Hanescu with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 6-0.
June 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Monica Puig had 38 winners and scored the first big upset of Wimbledon in her win over the fifth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in opening round action.
June 24, 2013
By Erin Brown
Just a few weeks after his win at the French Open, Rafael Nadal, 12-time grand slam champion, has been defeated in the first round of Wimbledon, falling to Steve Darcis 7-6(4), 7-6(8), 6-4.
June 21, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American qualifier Jamie Hampton upset 2009 champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3 to reach the finals of the 2013 Aegon International.
June 21, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In order to defend his Wimbledon crown, Roger Federer could have to face the trio of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, as he was drawn in the same half as Murray and the same quarter as Nadal on Friday at the All England Club.
June 21, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The year's third Grand Slam is upon us, as on Monday, June 24, Wimbledon will begin at the All England Club. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis event in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious. As the tournament approaches, we have compiled some statistics and offered some predictions as to who will or won't be successful at this year's Championships.
June 21, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The world’s focus on the players during the Grand Slam events makes it easy to forget all of the strenuous, behind-the-scenes organization and preparation that takes place months, or even years, in advance of a major tennis event.
June 20, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams has reached out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone magazine article saying ''she shouldn't have put herself in that position.'' Serena spoke to the victim, her mother and a family lawyer for about 30 minutes, the lawyer said.
June 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams has announced that she will not be taking part in Wimbledon this year due to a lower back injury. The tennis superstar has played at the grass court Grand Slam tournament for 16 consecutive years, winning the event five times in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 ...
June 19, 2013
By Kristina Hyland
Rafael Nadal is seeded only number five at Wimbledon, setting up potential quarterfinal matches against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. The All England Club released the seedings Wednesday for Wimbledon, with Djokovic as the top seed, followed by Murray, Federer, Ferrer and Nadal.
June 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Steve Johnson of the U.S. has joined Frenchman Nicolas Mahut as a wild card at Wimbledon. The 100th-ranked Johnson from Orange, Calif., will play in the singles at the grass court Grand Slam tournament for the first time since becoming a full-time professional last summer.
June 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open in The Netherlands, a grass court tournament held the week before Wimbledon.
June 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel has extended the contract of Jim Courier to include analyst's duties at Wimbledon and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. The multiyear agreement expands upon Courier's role as full-time lead men's U.S. Open analyst, begun in 2012, and comes in time for Tennis Channel's sixth year of coverage in London via the nightly Wimbledon Primetime, set for June 24-July 7.
June 17, 2013
By Erin Brown
After 10 months without a title, Roger Federer finally came through with a win in Halle, Germany at the 2013 Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.