Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The United States Davis Cup team routed a star-less Switzerland team over the weekend, winning all five flights to notch a 5-0 win over the Swiss in the World Group first round at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The Americans move on to face Australia in the quarterfinals in April. “My...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit photo to Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova captured their fourth Grand Slam title as a duo, coming back from a set down to defeat Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 and win the Australian Open women’s doubles...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal outlasted Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4 in an epic Australian Open semifinal that spanned nearly five hours, setting up a dream matchup against Roger Federer in the year’s first Grand Slam final. “For me it’s a privilege and I think it’s a very special thing for both of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer advanced to the sixth Australian open final of his career on Thursday, holding off a late surge from fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka for the 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 victory. Both players were dominant on serve in the opening set until 6-5, when Federer recorded the only break of the set...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
At the Australian Open in 1998, Serena and Venus Williams played against one another for the first time. Both were teenagers at the time and it was the elder Venus who won the match in straight sets. Now, 19 years later, the two will meet in the Australian Open final, the first all-Williams title...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit photo to Sidney Beal III Rafael Nadal defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(7) 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Australian Open semifinals, his first major semifinal since the 2014 French Open. “It is good news—especially beating difficult players: Monfils, Zverev and now Raonic. I think all of them...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Six-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams powered her way back into the semifinals on Wednesday, moving past ninth-seed Johanna Konta 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 15 minutes. Meeting for the first time, Serena came out of the gate firing and quickly established her hold on the match. She broke...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will play for the 22nd time when they meet in the Australian Open semifinals. The first men’s singles semifinal at the Australian Open will pit two Swiss men against one another after Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each won their respective quarterfinal matchups on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The surprise run of American Coco Vandeweghe continued on Tuesday as the 35 th ranked New York City-born Vandeweghe dismantled seventh-seed Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Australian Open semifinals. “It’s amazing to be in a semifinal,” said Vandweghe. “But, you know, not satisfying. I want...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Great Britain’s Johanna Konta won her fourth consecutive match in straight-sets on Monday, dispatching Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-4 to return to the Australian Open quarterfinals, and setting up a showdown with world number two Serena Williams. “I was really happy with the level I was able...Read more