| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
New York area tennis fans are in for another great night of tennis with some of the world’s top players scheduled to appear at the Sixth Annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 4. Current world number two-ranked Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 Australian Open champion and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang scored a shocking upset of world number 10 Caroline Wozniacki at the 2013 BMW Malaysian Open for her first WTA main draw victory. Up 6-2, 3-1, the top-seeded Wozniacki appeared on the way to a routine win, but Wang reeled off four straight games, eventually fought off a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in the history of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the top four seeds have reached the semifinals of the event as top-seeded Novak Djokovic will meet the fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, and Roger Federer will meet Tomas Berdych. Djokovic defeated the seventh seed,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Melanie Rubin was named Long Island Regional Volunteer of the Year at the recent Annual USTA Eastern Section 2012 Awards Dinner in White Plains, N.Y. Rubin is the community outreach coordinator for the Long Island Regional Board, bringing 10 & Under Tennis to street fairs and community events...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Before four of the biggest names in tennis take the court at Madison Square Garden, MSG Networks will present “The World of Tennis: BNP Paribas Showdown Preview” show on Friday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. on MSG+ with an encore presentation at 11:30 p.m. on MSG. The sixth annual BNP Paribas Showdown will...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer neared his sixth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the event with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers. Federer is chasing his first ATP World Tour title since August, when he won his 76th tour-level crown at the Western &...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will launch Tennis Festivals throughout the month of March, designed to get kids active and excited about tennis. The kick-off to these Tennis Festivals coincides with the annual “Tennis Night in America” celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 4,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla. has been selected as the site for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the U.S. and Sweden, April 20-21. The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA. Local sponsors include the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Lori D’Antonio has been named Special Service Award winner at the Annual USTA Eastern Section 2012 Awards Dinner in White Plains, N.Y. Lori works behind the scenes to promote tennis on Long Island. Over the years, she has designed numerous flyers and posters, helping market events for the Long...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked Novak Djokovic returned to action at the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, reaching the second round of the event after a 6-1, 6-4 victory over fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki. Djokovic was playing his first match since appearing alongside Troicki in Davis Cup action...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, has announced the results of the USTA Serves Special Report, "More Than a Sport: Tennis, Education and Health." The study, conducted among high school students, is the first nationwide study to analyze the educational, behavioral and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before overcoming top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the finals of the Open 13. The third-seeded Tsonga won his first title of the season and 10th of his career. Tsonga had to wait until the third game of the last set before...Read more
  | By Gary Simeone
Long Beach Tennis Center had their official grand opening on Sunday afternoon after being closed for three and a half months due damage from Hurricane Sandy. It was a special day with free tennis lessons for people of all ages, a host of vendors, and a carnival with prizes. "We were basically wiped...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova won her 10th singles title on Saturday after defeating Sara Errani 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in the finals of the Dubai Championships. Kvitova was the favorite after winning her previous three meetings with Errani. Kvitova, who did not drop a set in beating 2012 champion Agnieszka Radwanska and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Stony Brook University Seawolves Tennis Team will hold a Family FunFest on Saturday, March 23 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. to raise money to support the team and its activities. The event will take place at Eastern Athletic Blue Point and pre-registration is required. The FunFest includes a tennis...Read more