Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American teenager CiCi Bellis notched the biggest win of her young and promising career on Wednesday, defeating fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to reach the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Bellis was playing in her first main draw of 2017 after sitting out some...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic powered his way into the Delray Beach Open second round on Tuesday, blowing past American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-4. “Overall, I have to be happy. I haven’t played much tennis over the last few weeks, and I really put in as much work as I could over the last...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Delray Beach 2011 champion Juan Martin del Potro and 2012 champion Kevin Anderson will square off in the first round of the 2017 Delray Beach Open, giving the tournament a prime-time first-round match-up on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is opening his 2017 season in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Ryan Harrison captured the first ATP World Tour title of his career over the weekend, downing Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-4 to win the Memphis Open title on Sunday. Harrison stormed through the Memphis draw without dropping a set and cruised past Basilashvili in just 76 minutes in Sunday’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit photo to USTA The United States defeated Germany 4-0 in Fed Cup play over the weekend at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui, Hawaii, booking a spot in the semifinals. With two matches wrapped up already, Vandeweghe took on Andrea Petkovic in the third rubber on Sunday. Early on, Petkovic...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Local New Yorkers Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb were on the other side of the world this past week, and both of them are coming home with singles titles at the Launceston International over the weekend. Rubin captured the second ATP Challenger title of his career by downing fellow American Mitchell...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Noah Rubin just wrapped up his first full year as a professional tennis player and, as the Long Island native will admit, it was an up and down season, but he is chomping at the bit to get back onto the court in 2017. “It really opened up my eyes,” Rubin told Long Island Tennis Magazine . “I was...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
For 76 weeks, Andy Murray took a backseat to Novak Djokovic in the ATP Men’s Singles World Tour Rankings. But the Briton ever so slightly trimmed away at the deficit and it all culminated just a couple of months ago, when he finally leapfrogged Djokovic, becoming the 26th player to reach the top...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The U.S. Open Series will no longer be sponsored by Emirates, as the airline is ending its deal with the circuit two years before it is set to expire, according to reports in the Sports Business Journal. The USTA plans to promote a youth initiative which it will be investing in over the next few...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Caroline Wozniacki had one of her toughest years as a professional in 2016, and the Danish star hit a bit of a crossroads in the middle of the season when an ankle injury forced her out of action for months. But her mental fortitude and fighters mentality allowed her to have a resurgent conclusion...Read more