| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Second-seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki survived a scare from the 119 th ranked player in the world in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, managing to climb out of a deep hole to push through and advance. “I’m very proud of the way I came back,” said Wozniacki. “It was definitely very...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
A dark horse candidate in Melbourne, Grigor Dimitrov got past a major test in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday, edging former NCAA Singles champion Mackenzie McDonald 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6. A semifinalist here last year, Dimitrov used his experience to power through in the match’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a routine start to the 2018 Australian Open for former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who both won their respective first-round matches in straight sets on Tuesday. Federer, the defending champion, took out Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in just under 100 minutes to book his spot in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
World number one and top-seed Simona Halep advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, moving past teenager Destanee Aiava 7-6(5), 6-1. “The matches I played this year, I feel pretty confident. I feel that I never give up now. I improved in this way,” said Halep. “I feel pretty...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The resurgence of Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic continued on the opening day of the Australian Open, as she defeated last year’s runner-up Venus Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the tournament’s first round. Bencic is currently ranked 78 th in the world after injuries really slowed down the former top 10 player...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a rough start to the Australian Open for many Americans in both men’s and women’s singles, with the defeats of John Isner and Jack Sock highlighting the men’s struggles on Monday. Yuichi Sugita of Japan knocked off Sock 6-1, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-3 to secure his spot in the second round. Sugita...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tie Break Tens, the new fast-paced short-form tennis format, revealed today that tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams will compete in the fifth tournament of the Tie Break Tens series, which will be held at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 5, 2018. The all-women...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Long Island’s Noah Rubin got his 2018 season off to the right start by claiming his third ATP Challenger Tour title this past weekend. Rubin took out fellow American Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 to win the Internationaux BNP Paribas Challenger in Noumea, New Caledonia. Rubin, whose 2017 season was...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Playing in his home country, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios captured the Brisbane International title on Sunday, defeating American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-2 to win the fourth title of his career. “I felt good all week. I felt right at home,” said Kyrgios. “Every time I stepped out here you have me such...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The player field for the inaugural New York Open has been announced as top players Kevin Anderson and Steve Johnson have been added to the field that already included the likes of Sam Querrey, John Isner and Kei Nishikori. Kevin Anderson, South Africa’s top ranked player and No. 14 in the world,...Read more