| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This year's Australian Open champ, the top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, breezed into the third round of the Qatar Open in Doha with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Romina Oprandi on Wednesday. The defending champion was joined by fourth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Australian qualifier Anastasia...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Roddick is returning to the tennis courts this summer. The former world number one was the top pick in the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis Marquee Draft. Roddick, who first started with Mylan WTT in 2000, will play for the Springfield Lasers. This will be Roddick's seventh Mylan WTT season and his...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
360Tennis 196-00 Union Turnpike ♦ Fresh Meadows, N.Y. ♦ (718) 740-6800 360Tennis runs sophisticated, cutting-edge programs and private lessons at its site at Cunningham Tennis in Cunningham Park, Queens (and at its small satellite program in Vista, N.Y.). Led by former top 10 player Tim Mayotte and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams can reclaim the top spot atop the WTA Women's Singles Rankings at the Qatar Open, a spot the 15-time major champion has not held since October 2010. The second-ranked Williams will move up if she reaches the semifinals of the tournament, which begins Feb. 18, and features nine of...Read more
  | By Kathy Miller
First and foremost, I hope everyone is recovering from Superstorm Sandy. I know we had many players affected by the storm and my heart goes out to all of you. I am hoping that you are all starting to get some normalcy back in your lives! Tri-Level League The men’s playoffs are complete, with the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Early Hit Training Center at Glen Head Racquet Club 95 Glen Head Road ♦ Glen Head, N.Y. (516) 455-1225 The Early Hit Training Center offers the most comprehensive (and flexible) fitness conditioning program for aspiring junior tennis players. Our group classes are designed to improve mental focus...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis Channel is ushering in 2013 by introducing three fresh faces for Court Report, its nightly news segment highlighting up-to-the-minute tennis content both on and off the court. Court Report will be anchored in turns by the newest members of the network's on-air team: Jo Ankier, Jonathan...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number 73 Horacio Zeballos upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal in his first comeback event, defeating the 11-time Grand Slam champion 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4 to capture his first ATP World Tour trophy at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar. Zeballos notched his first top 10 win in three attempts, and in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Fed Cup team found itself in a fifth and decisive doubles rubber against Italy in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas First Round in Rimini, but came up short and lost to Italy, 3-2. After Varvara Lepchenko won her second consecutive singles match of the tie and Jamie Hampton lost a tough...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States will face Italy in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round action, beginning this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 p.m. local time on an indoor clay court at the 105 Stadium in Rimini, Italy. Opening the tie will be world number 64 Jamie Hampton, who will be making her live Fed...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Beach Tennis Center has announced its Grand Re-Opening and Open House, Sunday, Feb. 24 from noon- 5:00 p.m. The event will feature Invitational Zones, open court time, winter session enrollment, early bird summer camp information, and a Girl Scout event. Light refreshments will be served, so...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA Eastern Long Island Region is pleased to announce that its slate of executive officers, headed by Daniel Burgess, president, has been re-elected to a second two-year term by the members of the Long Island Region. All officers and members of the Regional Board are volunteers. In addition to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal returned to singles action for the first time since Wimbledon on Wednesday at the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, defeating Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round. Nadal, dressed in a purple shirt and grey shorts just above the knee, dropped the first two games against...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Glen Cove, N.Y. native Steven Sun is 12-years-old and is ranked seventh in the country in the USTA 12 and Under Division. After watching his practice session with his tennis coach, Maurice Trail, it's easy to see why Steven has been so successful. Steven's nickname is "The Machine,” a name that...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number five Rafael Nadal made his long-awaited return to the ATP World Tour on Tuesday evening in Vina del Mar as he and Juan Monaco were 6-3, 6-2 winners over the second seeded team of Frantisek Cermak & Lukas Dlouhy in the first round of the VTR Open. Nadal, who has been sidelined for...Read more