American Reilly Opelka won the first ATP World Tour title of his career by winning the 2019 New York Open earlier this year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With two chapters of the New York Open under the community and organizer’s belts, tournament officials at GF Sports tell us that New York Open 3.0 plans to return bigger, better and maintain its moniker as the “Home of The Black Court.” GF Sports has already been busy preparing for the only indoor...Read more
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis.
  | By Brian Coleman
For the past six months, Ally Friedman, a junior at the Ross School in East Hampton, has been running a free program for young girls in the local community, helping to teach them valuable life skills through tennis. “T.H.E. B.A.L.L.,” as it’s called, stands for “Tennis Health Empowerment Building...Read more
John Isner joined the New York Empire on Sunday evening, but the San Diego Aviators still managed to win the season opener by the score of 23-11.
  | By Press Release
John Isner and the New York Empire presented by Citi fell to the visiting San Diego Aviators, 23-11, on the opening night of World TeamTennis action from Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in The Bronx. The Aviators got off to a quick start in the opening set of women’s doubles as San...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Wimbledon fortnight came to a close this past weekend as an exciting two weeks of tennis in London was capped off by a first-time Wimbledon champion, and an all-time match between two of the sport’s greatest players ever. On Saturday, Romania’s Simona Halep captured her second career Grand Slam...Read more
Roger Federer advanced to the Wimbledon final with a 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rafael Nadal on Friday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Outside of a puzzling dip in form in the second set, Roger Federer outplayed Rafael Nadal in the 40 th meeting between the all-time greats on Friday, as the 37-year-old Swiss advanced to the Wimbledon final with a 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory. In the highly-anticipated final , neither player...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York Beach Tennis (NYBT) hosted an International Tennis Federation (ITF) sanctioned tournament at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y., as clear skies and a sold-out draw set the stage for a great day on the sand. The men’s doubles draw featured strong competition with both international...Read more
Kirsten Flipkens returns to the New York Empire this season and is poised to be a key contributor on both the singles and doubles courts.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Luke Jensen to lead NY Empire into 2019 WTT season Long Island Tennis Magazine sat down with the new head coach of the New York Empire, Luke Jensen, to discuss how he approached the roster, his rivalry with his brother, what New York fans can expect this summer at the Empire’s new home venue—The...Read more
Simona Halep reached the first Wimbledon final of her career with a win over Elina Svitolina on Thursday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Ladies’ semifinals at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships took place in London on Thursday, with both Simona Halep and Serena Williams notching convincing straight-sets victories in their respective matches to move into Saturday’s final. The first semifinal of the day pitted the seventh-seeded...Read more
  | By Stefan Ilic
I believe there are three main components that must be present in a tennis players arsenal in order for them to say they are “Mentally Tough.” The first of these components is the toughest to obtain and maintain: Awareness. What I judge awareness to be is the ability of a player, in any moment...Read more
For the first time in her career, Elina Svitolina is into the semifinals of a Grand Slam.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in her career, Elina Svitolina is into the semifinals of a Grand Slam. The 24-year-old Ukrainian had been 0-4 in her previous trips to major quarterfinals but ended that losing streak on Tuesday as she defeated Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4 to reach the...Read more
Serena Williams held off fellow American Alison Riske to reach the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday, notching her 97th victory at the historic tournament with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 triumph.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams held off fellow American Alison Riske to reach the Wimbledon semifinals on Tuesday, notching her 97 th victory at the historic tournament with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 triumph. “I just needed to fight,” said Serena. “Alison, I mean, she played great throughout the whole tournament. She’s...Read more
American Alison Riske advanced to the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career on Monday, upending world number one Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to kick off Manic Monday at the All-England Club in London, England.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Alison Riske advanced to the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career on Monday, upending world number one Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to kick off Manic Monday at the All-England Club in London, England. “I’m so incredibly excited, and the fact that it’s at Wimbledon, my favorite Grand...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer cruised into the Wimbledon quarterfinals as all three won their respective fourth-round matches in straight sets on Monday . Nadal was up first and had no problem dispatching Joao Sousa of Portugal, needing just one hour and 45 minutes to win 6-2, 6-2...Read more
  | By Press Release
The New York Open will return to Long Island in February 2020, and has and has announced early player commitment’s for next year’s field: Kei Nishikori, currently Japan’s no. 1 and the ATP’s no. 7 ranked player; Kevin Anderson, the 2018 New York Open champion and current no. 8 ranked player; and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year’s New York Open champion Reilly Opelka ousted 22 nd seed and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 to reach the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. The young American took advantage of the 21 unforced errors that Wawrinka hit in the fourth and fifth sets,...Read more