April 26, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova was a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Ana Ivanovic at the 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix to reach the semifinals of the event.
April 26, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal played two matches on Friday to reach the semifinals of the 2013 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. In the semis, Nadal will face Milos Raonic for a shot at the finals and the opportunity to add an eighth Barcelona title to his trophy case.
April 25, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Grand Slam champions Li Na and Petra Kvitova will meet in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix after the second-seeded Li defeated Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-1, 6-2, and Kvitova was a 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 winner over Julia Goerges.
April 25, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the 2013 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Thursday, three matches were completed before the rain set in and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro set a quarterfinal clash with Juan Monaco after he won an all-Spanish contest with Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-4.
April 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal began his quest for an eighth Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell title on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Carlos Berlocq. Nadal is coming off a 2-6, 6-7(1) loss to Novak Djokovic on Sunday in the finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
April 24, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Caroline Wozniacki, the number seven seed at the 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, was upset by Carla Suárez Navarro, 7-6(6), 6-1 in opening round action. Wozniacki led 3-0 in the first set and was two points from taking it with Suárez Navarro serving 4-5, 0-30, but the Spaniard hung tough every time and won the opening set.
April 23, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Wimbledon has announced a 40 percent increase in prize money for this year's tournament and plans to build a retractable roof over Court #1. The All England Club says total prize money will be $34.4 million, an increase of 6.5 percent or $9.9 million over last year's total prize money.
April 22, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded and world number one Novak Djokovic defeated the eight-time defending champion and third seeded Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6(1) in the finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Sunday, breaking Nadal’s 46-match winning streak at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.
April 22, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For as much as Venus Williams has accomplished, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist achieved a first on Sunday when she defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 6-3, 7-5, to clinch the United States’ Fed Cup World Group Playoff victory over Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla.
April 19, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal survived his Friday match at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, defeating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals. An eight-time defending champion at the Monte-Carlo Country Club, Nadal had only lost six sets at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament since winning the title for the first time in 2005. On Friday, however, he was tested by Dimitrov, as he dictated play for large periods of the second and third sets.
April 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stanislas Wawrinka upset world number two Andy Murray 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as Wawrinka won 75 percent of his service points and broke Murray five times to record his fifth win in 13 meetings with Murray.
April 18, 2013
By Scoop Malinowski
Status: Former ATP Tennis Professional. Former French Open doubles champ. Currently serves as head coach of Syracuse University women’s tennis team.
April 18, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States will face Sweden in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff, with play beginning this Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla. The United States brings a strong Fed Cup team to Delray Beach, a squad including Serena Williams ...
April 17, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second-round scare at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, defeating Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Djokovic twisted his ankle a week earlier on Davis Cup duty for Serbia, and is lacking in match practice on clay, having been restricted to one hour a day in the lead-up to protect his ankle.
April 17, 2013
By David Cox
Most news stories on men’s tennis in the past two years have been scraping the thesaurus for new ways to eulogize the current state of the game. And fair enough, it’s undeniable that in Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, we are privileged to be witnessing three of the greatest players of all time doing battle on the biggest stages of all.
April 16, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was a winner over former world number three Nikolay Davydenko 7-6(3), 6-2 in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
April 15, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced that the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge has kicked off with the $100,000 Sarasota (Fla.) Open and the $50,000 Dothan (Ala.) Pro Classic. The challenge will last three weeks and awards a main draw wild card into the French Open to the American man and American woman who earned the most ATP World Tour and WTA tour ranking points in two of the three USTA Pro Circuit clay-court challenger-level events.
April 15, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American John Isner captured the 2013 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston with a 6-3, 7-5 win over top-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. For fifth seeded Isner, the runner-up in Houston last year, the title is his sixth on the ATP Tour but his first on clay and his performance drew the praise of his opponent.
April 12, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Bob Bryan recorded his 800th career win after he and Mike Bryan cruised through their two matches at the 2013 US Men's Clay Court Championship.
April 10, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez has announced that world number one and 15-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will be joined by her sister and world number 22 Venus Williams, world number 16 Sloane Stephens, and world number 27 Varvara Lepchenko in representing the U.S. against Sweden in the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla., April 20-21.
April 9, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Monday night at the 2013 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, serving was the story as France's Gael Monfils defeated American James Blake 7-6(5), 7-5 in opening round action at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
April 8, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat Jelena Jankovic in the finals of the 2013 Family Circle Cup, winning her 49th WTA title and taking a step closer to yet another milestone, as only nine players have ever reached the 50 WTA titles mark.
April 8, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A match that featured early uncertainty for Serbia’s Novak Djokovic finished as another victory for the world’s number one player and his country, as Djokovic shook off an early ankle injury to defeat world number 20 Sam Querrey, the top-ranked American, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-0, in the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal tie, 3-1, on an indoor hard court at Boise State University’s Taco Bell Arena.
April 5, 2013
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Mardy Fish has been awarded a wild card into two USTA Pro Circuit events this month. Fish will compete in two $50,000 Challengers—the Savannah (Ga.) Challenger, held the week of April 22, and the USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in Florida, held the week of April 29.