| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki defeated Venus Williams for the first time in her career to win her first WTA Finals trophy, beating the American 6-4, 6-4 in Singapore on Sunday. Wozniacki had to hold off a surge from Venus, who rallied from 0-5 down in the second set, but managed to hang on to beat...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With no chance of advancing and only the role of spoiler left to play for, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina did just that on Friday, defeating world number one Simona Halep 6-3, 6-4 to eliminate the Romanian from the WTA Finals in Singapore and thus send France’s Caroline Garcia into the final four...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Tennis Hall of Famer and New York’s own John McEnroe has been named as the honorary ambassador of the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event to be held at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from February 11-18. McEnroe, a Douglaston, New...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In just the latest chapter of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry, the Swiss Maestro once again came out on top, downing Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title on Sunday. The title is the sixth of the season for Federer and the 94 th of his career, evening him with Ivan Lendl for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Australian Open held a news conference on Tuesday to announce an increase in prize money for next year’s tournament, tournament director Craig Tiley indicated that defending women’s singles champion Serena Williams expects to be there. “Serena will be back,” said Tiley. “We look forward to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova played nearly flawless tennis at the China Open on Thursday, breezing past Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 6-4 to book her spot in the quarterfinals in just one hour and 13 minutes. “I think it was a pretty good match from my side,” said Kvitova. “I didn’t really make any east mistakes or...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal advanced to the final eight at the China Open in Beijing on Thursday, defeating Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-3, 6-3. The world number one is in search of his second career China Open title, with the last one coming back in 2005. He saved all six break points he faced on Thursday to beat...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Four top 20 ATP World Tour tennis players, John Isner (No. 17), Kei Nishikori (No. 14), and Bob and Mike Bryan (No. 6 doubles), are the first commitments in the player field for the inaugural New York Open at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which takes place February 11-18...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion and third-seed Caroline Wozniacki rallied back from a third-set deficit to beat American Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan. Wozniacki trailed 0-3 in the final set, but rallied to win 30 of the last 37 points and...Read more
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Below are some fun facts from the 2017 U.S. Open, per USTA: American Players ►Four American women reached the singles semifinals at the US Open for the first time since 1981. First-time US Open champion Sloane Stephens, first-time US Open finalist Madison Keys and first-time US Open semifinalist...Read more