Top-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals in Paris on Wednesday, coming back to defeat the number 12 seed, Angelique Kerber, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 14 minutes
  | By Eric C. Peck
Top-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals in Paris on Wednesday, coming back to defeat the number 12 seed, Angelique Kerber, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 14 minutes. Halep jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in just 13 minutes, but Kerber stormed back and took the first set 6-7(2). “After...Read more
  | By Barbara Wyatt
As I sit at my local coffee hang-out minding my own business, invariably I hear someone say “Ask Barbara, she wrote the tennis rules app.” Three players then walk over to my table and tell me horror stories about a tennis rule violation. “This happened to me at Sectionals …” “You won’t believe what...Read more
As the women’s side of the draw finished out their respective matches to determine the semifinalists at Roland Garros, both men’s quarterfinals matchups got underway, but were suspended and will resume Thursday due to rain
  | By Eric C. Peck
As the women’s side of the draw finished out their respective matches to determine the semifinalists at Roland Garros , both men’s quarterfinals matchups got underway, but were suspended and will resume Thursday due to rain. Rafael Nadal was down one set to Diego Schwartzman, 4-6, 5-3, when play...Read more
Syosset won the Long Island Championship for a second straight year, beating Commack 7-0 on Monday.
  | By Brian Coleman
Syosset won its second straight Long Island Championship on Monday afternoon, downing Suffolk County Champion Commack 7-0 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, culminating another incredible season for the program. “We’re really excited,” said Syosset head coach Shai Fisher. “I’m super excited for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final, Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys will square off in the French Open semifinals after each won their respective quarterfinal matches on Tuesday. Keys was the first of the two to advance as she beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-6(5), 6-4 in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Oftentimes, the most difficult opponent to face during a tennis match can be yourself. Tennis is one of the most challenging sports from a mental and emotional standpoint as you are often out there on court all by yourself. Long Island Tennis Magazine discussed a number of common scenarios with...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
When Patrick Maloney made the decision to play for Oyster Bay in his senior season, he did so with the goal of winning a Nassau County Championship and then a New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championship. He accomplished the former a couple of weeks ago at...Read more
John McEnroe speaks to the players at last year's Scholarship Tryouts. This year's JMTA Long Island scholarship tryouts are set for June 13.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Long Island satellite location at Sportime Syosset will be hosting an open tryout, giving players an opportunity to earn full and partial scholarships for the 2018-19 year. The tryouts are open to players ages 6-16, and will be held on Sunday, June 17 at...Read more
Three-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open Monday prior to her match with Maria Sharapova, feeling the effects of a pectoral muscle issue
  | By Eric C. Peck
Three-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the French Open Monday prior to her match with Maria Sharapova, feeling the effects of a pectoral muscle issue. “I unfortunately have been having some issues with my pec muscle, and has unfortunately been getting worse to the point where right now I...Read more
Ten-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal continued his quest for an 11th title, advancing at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Maximilian Marterer
  | By Eric C. Peck
Ten-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal continued his quest for an 11th title, advancing at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Maximilian Marterer. With the win, the 900th of his career, Nadal moves into the quarterfinals to face the number 11 seed, Diego Schwartzman, who upset the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic looked sharp once again on Friday, booking his spot in the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-7(8), 7-6(4), 6-2 victory over No. 13 seed Roberto Bautista-Agut. “It was a great fight, almost four hours. Bautista Agut, he’s not going to hand you the win. You have to deserve it,”...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships got underway on Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows as the top singles players and doubles teams from across the state began their run towards a state championship. The...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is perhaps no player in the women’s singles draw of the French Open that has looked better than Caroline Wozniacki, and the No. 2 seed put that on display once again on Friday. Wozniacki won the first 11 games of her third round match against France’s Pauline Parmentier, and despite a late...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With spring here and summer in the not-so-distant future, New York Beach Tennis is excited for the upcoming beach tennis season, and is happy to announce its first tournament will be held on Saturday, July 14 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Please use the form below to register for...Read more
Halep and Sharapova Both Advance in Paris
  | By Eric C. Peck
World number one and two-time French Open champ Simona Halep defeated American Taylor Townsend, a wild card entrant into the draw, on Thursday, 6-3, 6-1, to move into the third round at Roland Garros. It marked Halep’s second consecutive day on the court having had her match against another...Read more