| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Michael Pavlides of Massapequa, N.Y. was named Virginia and Chuck Landis High School Coach of the Year at the 2012 USTA Eastern Section Awards Dinner. Pavlides has been coaching boys and girls tennis at Massapequa High School for 15 years, during which time, he has helped his players improve and...Read more
  | By Lonnie Mitchel
For the past year, I have been the head men's and women's tennis coach at SUNY Oneonta and have discovered something. Typically, when a junior tennis player thinks of Division III, they think of strong academics and not-so-strong tennis. The former is definitely true. If you look at the top 75...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number 13-ranked Milos Raonic defeated the fourth-seeded Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 at the SAP Open in San Jose on Sunday, his third consecutive title at what will be the last ever SAP Open in San Jose. Raonic finishes with a 12-0 event record, winning all 24 sets he played during his three-year...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Outgoing world number one Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 to win the 2013 Qatar Open on Sunday. Serena replaced Azarenka on top of the WTA Women's Singles Rankings, but the American's hopes of capping off a memorable week with a 48th singles title were crushed by Azarenka...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spain's Rafael Nadal clinched his 37th clay-court title at the Brazil Open 2013 in Sao Paulo with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Argentina's David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3. It was Nadal's first finals win since last June when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of the 2012 French Open. He was upset at...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sunny Fishkind of Bethpage, N.Y. was been named 2012 Clinician of the Year by the USTA Eastern Section at its Annual Awards Dinner. Fishkind has had a long and outstanding career as a tennis clinician. For more than 25 years, she coached tennis at Bethpage High School, earning recognition as the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Serena Williams defeated Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday at the Qatar Total Open in Doha to recapture the world number one spot atop the WTA Women's Singles Rankings. Serena had defeated Kvitova in straight sets all three times they had previously played. Serena becomes the oldest...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, April 28, Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine will present the First Annual New York Tennis Expo, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The free event will be fun for the whole family, and feature...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After a first round bye, top-seeded Rafael Nadal won his opener at the Brazil Open 2013 on Thursday, defeating Joao Souza 6-3, 6-4. Nadal broke the Brazilian once in each set to take the first-time meeting in 78 minutes. Yesterday, Nadal announced that he was dropping out of the doubles portion of...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
Last issue’s interviewee Jim Thomas and this month’s interviewee, Jeff Salzenstein, played professional tennis for 10-years after graduating from Stanford in 1996 and have some good insight and advice about tennis life as a pro, college and junior player to share. Jeff Salzenstein is the oldest...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal has pulled himself from the doubles draw at the 2013 Brazil Open to rest his sore left knee ahead of his opening singles match at the event. Nadal had won his doubles match with partner David Nalbandian on Tuesday. Nadal is set to open play against Brazilian Joao Souza in singles on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American John Isner, currently ranked 16th in the world, advanced to the SAP Open quarterfinals at the HP Pavilion in San Jose after a 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-3 win over Vasek Pospisil. Isner, the top-ranked American in the Emirates ATP Rankings, broke Pospisil twice in the third set to beat the Canadian in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Fed Cup Team will host Sweden in the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff April 20-21 at a site to be determined. The International Tennis Federation announced the draws for the World Group and World Group II Playoffs on Wednesday. The USTA is finalizing the site...Read more
  | By Emilie Katz
Tweets from the tennis pros ►Caroline Wozniacki ( @carowozniacki ): I’m so excited its snowing!! @mcilroyrory snowball fight coming up!! I would watch my back ;) ► Jesse Levine ( @jesselevine7 ): You know its going to be a rough day in fantasy football when your kicker puts up more points than your...Read more
  | 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