| By Barbara Wyatt
Have you noticed the special national USTA poster on a wall at your club or tennis recreational center? Two smiling tennis players locked in a bear hug. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve glanced at a PDF version on my computer more than once … more than twice. The poster is of Frank, my tennis partner...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
In a stark contrast from her second-round three-setter, defending champion Sloane Stephens played her best tennis from the very start of her match on Friday against Victoria Azarenka. The third-seeded American moved through to the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory. “Very happy to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
While the new Louis Armstrong Stadium has garnered most of the attention thus far throughout the first week of the 2018 U.S. Open, Arthur Ashe Stadium features a blockbuster slate of matches on Friday, including a day session where both defending singles champions will be in action. Opening up play...Read more
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
As the new school year approaches, USTA Long Island has already begun its Net Generation School Training for the 2018-2019 year. The program began this week in the Bayport-Blue Point School District. As part of the district’s Professional Development Day, 15 teachers came out for the three-hour...Read more
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios fought back from a set down to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-0 in the U.S. Open second round on Thursday
  | By Brian Coleman
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios fought back from a set down to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-0 in the U.S. Open second round on Thursday, but it was the pep talk he received from chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani midway through the second set that is garnering all the attention. Down...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It took nearly two hours, but sixth-seed Caroline Garcia of France pushed her way into the U.S. Open third round on Thursday, outlasting Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 on Grandstand. Garcia ripped 27 winners and secured the lone break point of the third and deciding set to advance. She...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova notched a 7-5, 6-3 victory over China’s Yafan Wang to book her spot in the U.S. Open third round on Thursday, marking the seventh straight year the Czech has reached the Round of 32 in Flushing Meadows. The sixth-seeded Kvitova fired 27 winners and broke on five of seven chances to...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Many of us reading this article witnessed Rafael Nadal defeat Dominic Thiem to win his 17th Grand Slam in the 2018 French Open finals. He further established his dominance as the greatest clay court player ever with 11 French Open titles. The real question is: What is the story behind the score?...Read more
Har-Tru LLC is excited to share that the company is celebrating 10 years of ClayTech in 2018 by hosting play events around the country
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Har-Tru LLC is excited to share that the company is celebrating 10 years of ClayTech in 2018 by hosting play events around the country. ClayTech is a hybrid clay court that offers all the benefits and playability of clay without all the maintenance. The surface was developed and sold in Europe...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second round of singles play comes to a close on Thursday at the US Open, as Day Four at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center presents a number of intriguing matchups. Opening up play inside Arthur Ashe Stadium will be 2016 champion Angelique Kerber as she takes on Sweden’s Johanna...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Defending champion and third-seeded Sloane Stephens survived a tough challenge from Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina to secure her place in the U.S. Open third round with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win on Wednesday. On a miserably hot day in Flushing Meadows, both players battled through the conditions...Read more
Stan Wawrinka got a stiff test from French qualifier and ATP Next Gen player Ugo Humbert in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, but pulled through 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to round three
  | By Brian Coleman
Stan Wawrinka got a stiff test from French qualifier and ATP Next Gen player Ugo Humbert in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, but pulled through 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to round three. “I knew it was going to be a difficult match. He was a younger player who qualified,” said...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
In the finals of the 2018 French Open, Austria’s Dominic Thiem was handed a nearly impossible task: To go out and defeat Rafael Nadal. In Nadal’s previous 10 tries, he was 10-0. In fact, he entered the final having only lost twice in his career at Roland Garros. Nadal would improve his record to 11...Read more
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina powered past the daunting 100-plus degree heat and an in-form Tatjana Maria to reach the U.S. Open third round on Wednesday, winning 6-2, 6-3
  | By Brian Coleman
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina powered past the daunting 100-plus degree heat and an in-form Tatjana Maria to reach the U.S. Open third round on Wednesday, winning 6-2, 6-3 in less than 60 minutes in Louis Armstrong Stadium. “I am very happy with the way I played,” said Svitolina. “Conditioning is key,...Read more
  | By Juliana Hughes
For tennis fans in America, the best way to catch the sport is by attending the U.S. Open. You get the opportunity to see your favorite tennis stars, build lasting memories and possibly even get their autograph! You’ll be able to delight in the dramatic twists and turns that comprise of such a...Read more