November 2, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic will complete the singles field at the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from Nov. 5-12.
November 1, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Bob & Mike Bryan were upset on Thursday by Paul Hanley & Jonathan Marray in Paris at the 2012 BNP Paribas Masters The Australian/British duo fired 17 aces and converted one of their four break points to edge the Bryans 6-4, 6-7(2), 10-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.
November 1, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Olympic Gold medalist and 2012 U.S. Open winner Andy Murray defeated wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Wednesday.
October 31, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sam Querrey recorded the biggest match win of his career on Wednesday when he defeated world number two-ranked Novak Djokovic 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Masters.
October 31, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Janko Tipsarevic kept alive his bid to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday when he advanced to the BNP Paribas Masters third round. Eighth seed Tipsarevic defeated Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 6-4, 7-6(0) for his 30th hard-court match win of the season (56-24 overall record).
October 31, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the semifinals of the Qatar Airways Tournaments of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria after her 6-3, 6-1 win over Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Quatar Airways Tournament of Champions.
October 26, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Juan Martin del Potro defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors Basel. del Potro's trip to the semis comes just one day after qualifying for the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London in November.
October 26, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Friday, both Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska survived tough matches in Istanbul to both remain alive at the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
October 25, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London due to his lingering left knee injury. Nadal has not played since June 28th at Wimbledon when he was upset by Czech Lukas Rosol 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round.
October 25, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams scored a straight-sets victory over Victoria Azarenka, 6-4, 6-4 at the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Coming into the match against the world number one-ranked Azarenka, Serena had 15 straight wins against top five players, 10 straight wins against top players and five straight wins against world number one-ranked players.
October 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Roger Federer advanced to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Wednesday, with a 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5 win over Thomaz Bellucci. Federer won 77 percent of his service points and converted a late break in the deciding set for the win in just over two hours.
October 24, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams defeated China's Li Na on Wednesday at the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-3. With two wins from her opening two matches so far in Istanbul, it would now take an unlikely passage of events to deny Serena a place in the final four.
October 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero retired from professional tennis on Tuesday at the Valencia Open 500, after a 7-5, 6-3 loss to fellow Spaniard and close friend Nicolas Almagro in the first round. The 32-year-old Ferrero won 16 tour-level titles, including 2003 Roland Garros.
October 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Agnieszka Radwanska defeated defending Istanbul champion Petra Kvitova on Tuesday, 6-3, 6-2 to kick off action at the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships. The previous three meetings between the two had all gone Kvitova's way.
October 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams was a 6-4, 6-1 straight sets winner on Tuesday over Angelique Kerber at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. In her last appearance at the tournament three years ago, Serena played two sets of near-flawless tennis to defeat her sister, Venus Williams.
October 23, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Russian Maria Sharapova defeated Italy's Sara Errani in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in opening round action at the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
October 22, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Monica Niculescu of Romania to win the 2012 Luxembourg Open title on Sunday. Unseeded at the event, Venus had to defeat ninth-seeded Mona Barthel in the second round and top-seeded Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals, both in straight sets ...
October 22, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number 11 Caroline Wozniacki defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the finals of the 2012 Kremlin Cup to win her 20th career WTA title. Wozniacki dominated early against Stosur, but then looked to be in trouble after Stosur leveled the match and then broke to love in the first game of the third set.
October 19, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
U.S. Open champion and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray will face the recently-retired American Andy Roddick on a white court at the 2012 Miami Cup. The event is the first of its kind to launch in the U.S. and will feature six of the top-ranked ATP professionals, including Murray, Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Nicolás Almagro, Alejandro Falla and top-ranked American, John Isner. All matches played throughout the three-day tournament will take place on the stadium court at Crandon Park and will be broadcast live by ESPN3.
October 19, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Germany's Tommy Haas has become the fourth active tennis player to win 500 matches on the ATP Tour, joining Roger Federer with 871 wins, Rafael Nadal with 583 and Lleyton Hewitt with 566.
October 18, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals hopeful Tomas Berdych defeated Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp 6-1, 6-4 in opening round action at the 2012 If Stockholm Open. The second-seeded Czech, who also recorded a straight-sets win over Zopp in the second round of the U.S. Open, broke serve three times en route to win over Zopp.
October 18, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel will be in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 23-28 as the world of women's tennis gathers to crown its annual season-ending singles and doubles champions at the 2012 Annual TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships. Nearly 40 hours of live coverage is planned as Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympic Gold Medal winner Serena Williams; French Open champion Maria Sharapova and six other top points earners of the year battle for the 2012 singles title.
October 17, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At its recent meetings in New York, the ATP Board of Directors approved a rule change and a trial for the 2013 season, both proposed by the new ATP Competition Committee. From 2013, on both the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour, a time violation between points (25 seconds) will be penalized in the first instance with a warning.
October 16, 2012
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams returned to action in the first round of the 2012 BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, defeating Belinda Bencic, 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour, Venus' first match since the 2012 U.S. Open. Venus was broken once, but apart from that was barely challenged on her serve ...