| By Brian Coleman
The finals of the USTA Eastern sectional qualifying tournament of the U.S. Open National Playoffs came to a close on Saturday, as local players battled it out for a chance to qualify for the U.S. Open in late August. The sectionals consisted of five divisions, with the winners of each moving on to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams did not play her best tennis over the course of the last two weeks, but it may have been her most impressive. Battling the flu and her own emotions, the world number one American hung on to defeat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday, the 20 th...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Novak Djokovic and world number three Andy Murray needed two days to complete their semifinal match at the French Open, after a storm postponed the contest in the fourth set on Friday night. Upon returning, Murray would take the fourth set to force a deciding fifth, but was unable...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Caroline Garcia beat Ana Ivanovic for the third consecutive time on Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, knocking the Serb out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix first-round with a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory. After falling behind in the opening set, Ivanovic looked as if she would get the better of Garcia. She...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Andy Murray was ousted at the ABD AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands on Friday, falling to eighth-seeded Gilles Simon for the first time since 2007. Simon knocked off Murray rather easily, rolling 6-4, 6-2 over the Scot. He hung tough on his service game, saving four of six break...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis legends Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini will face each other in a 25th anniversary rematch of their famed 1990 five-set WTA Championship final in the 2015 BNP Paribas Showdown, set for Tuesday, March 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Seles leads the career head-to-head 11-3...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic bounced back from her disappointing loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in her opening match in Singapore by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday. The win snapped a five-match losing streak to Sharapova and puts a dent in the Russian’s hopes of reaching the semis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A day after deciding to take antibiotics and play through a bout of appendicitis rather than opt for surgery, second-ranked Spaniard Rafael Nadal saw his Shangai Masters tournament run come to an end at the hands of his fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez of Spain. The two took to the court late...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova was a winner over Elina Svitolina in the second round of the China Open Tuesday in just under 90 minutes, 6-2, 6-2 to move into the third round at the event. "It was great to have a good start to the match. She's [Svitolina] had a lot of success this year and had a good tournament...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that the band Fitz and The Tantrums will perform at the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Following the band’s performance, 3 Winans Brothers, the Grammy-Award-winning brothers Bebe, Marvin and...Read more