Professional Tennis

  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Timea Bacsinszky has moved on to the semifinals of the 2017 French Open, getting past Kristina Mladenovic Tuesday in stormy Paris. Steady rains stopped the match on two occasions, as Bacsinszky, the number 30 seed from Switzerland, was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over the hometown favorite Mladenovic, the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Three-time champion Petra Kvitova will return to the Connecticut Open , presented by United Technologies, Aug. 18-26 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, as she continues her remarkable comeback to tennis after a career-threatening injury. The two-time Wimbledon champion is officially back in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one Andy Murray powered his way into the French Open quarterfinals on Monday, moving past Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final eight. “I think today was probably the best I have played overall,” said Murray. “It was difficult conditions. It was pretty windy out...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal rolled into the French Open Round of 16 on Friday, blowing past Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 for his third consecutive straight sets victory at Roland Garros. “I think I played great. I think at the beginning of the match, I thought my opponent was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It hasn’t been the best start to the 2017 French Open for Americans, but John Isner and Madison Keys both advanced to the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Isner moved past Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 in two hours and 37 minutes. Isner fired 53 winners and converted on...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Last year, 22-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza became a household name by defeating Serena Williams to win the French Open title, becoming the first woman from Spain to win a major title since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the last of her four Grand Slam titles on the same Roland Garros clay. “For...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
It has been three years since Rafael Nadal hoisted the winning trophy on the clay courts of Roland Garros, but the 2017 version of the King of Clay is out to snap that streak and reclaim his throne. The nine-time French Open champion has shown positive signs in the early months of the year, which...Read more
  | By Troy Haas
1. Rafael Nadal. Following right behind the early success of his old foe Roger, Rafa Nadal seems to be playing his best tennis in years. Nadal ripped through the draw in Melbourne before meeting Federer in the finals where he lost a five-set epic match. Rafa would again play Federer at Indian Wells...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova will return to professional tennis at the French open, she announced in a press conference in Paris on Friday. “I knew this day would come. I’m really happy that really here, the dream comes true,” Kvitova said. “I’m here in the draw and I’m playing tennis again, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Federation Francaise Tennis (FFT) announced the wild cards for the 2017 French Open live on Facebook on Tuesday, and one big name was left off of that list. Two-time champion Maria Sharapova was not granted a wild card by the FFT. Sharapova is making her way back to the tour after serving a...Read more