| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the BNP Paribas Open taking place this week out in California, the Sportime World Tour continued its trek through the world’s tournaments, with an Indian Wells-themed event at Sportime Syosset. The stop was the first on the World Tour in 2016 and it did not disappoint. There were tennis courts...Read more
  | By Scoop Malinowski
Paula Badosa Gibert won the French Open girls title earlier this summer, and is currently ranked 229th in the world. Born in New York City, Badosa Gibert resides in Valencia, Spain, and recently sat down with tennis journalist Mark “Scoop” Malinowski to talk about everything from her tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion and US Open girls’ finalist Sofia Kenin (17, Pembroke Pines, Fla.) headlines a talented Girls’ 18s field at next week’s Metropolia Orange Bowl at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. that includes 2015 Grand Slam junior champions Dalma Galfi (US Open; Hungary),...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl will be working with its player development program over the course of about 50 days over the next year. “I enjoy working with younger players. You can form them and help them the most,” Lendl told The Associated Press. “It’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With much of the professional tennis world's attention turned toward Asia, Taylor Fritz, Jennifer Brady and Michael Mmoh swept the singles titles available on home soil this past weekend, continuing young Americans' ascent of the pro ranks. Fritz (17, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.), the world's top-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In the 2015 U.S. Open Girls Singles final, American Sofia Kenin fell to second-seeded Dalma Galfi of Hungary, 7-5, 6-4. Kenin began her fortnight earlier than Galfi, as her win in Kalamazoo, Mich. earned her a main draw wildcard, where she lost to Mariana Duque-Mariño in straight sets. In juniors,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one-ranked junior Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. captured the U.S. Open Boys Singles title on Sunday, defeating fellow countryman and number five seed Tommy Paul, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Fritz joins Paul, who beat Fritz in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Paul and Fritz to Play in All-American Boys’ Final Two American boys will battle it out for a junior Grand Slam singles title for the second time this year at a major, and once again it’s Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul left standing. The pair each won their respective semifinals Saturday at the U.S...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The youngest and brightest stars in tennis played in the Fourth Annual “Little Mo” Internationals at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. This year, approximately 120 players from the United States and 15 other countries participated in the popular “Little Mo” event. “The Maureen...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern held its 2015 Junior Awards Gala at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Indoor Hospitality Pavilion during the first week of the U.S. Open to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Alexa Noel of Summit, N.J. was honored in two divisions, as she is number two in...Read more