| By Brian Coleman
They’ve played 30 times against one another over the course of 20 years, and yet on Friday night, Venus Williams said her younger sister Serena played the “best match she’s ever played against me”. It was a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing on the biggest tennis stage in the world that propelled Serena into the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal and Karen Khachanov battled for more than four hours in a U.S. Open third-round clash on Friday, with the defending champion and top-seeded Spaniard prevailing 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7), 7-6(3) inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. “It was a physical, demanding match,” Nadal said afterwards. “It was a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
While the new Louis Armstrong Stadium has garnered most of the attention thus far throughout the first week of the 2018 U.S. Open, Arthur Ashe Stadium features a blockbuster slate of matches on Friday, including a day session where both defending singles champions will be in action. Opening up play...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It took nearly two hours, but sixth-seed Caroline Garcia of France pushed her way into the U.S. Open third round on Thursday, outlasting Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 on Grandstand. Garcia ripped 27 winners and secured the lone break point of the third and deciding set to advance. She...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova notched a 7-5, 6-3 victory over China’s Yafan Wang to book her spot in the U.S. Open third round on Thursday, marking the seventh straight year the Czech has reached the Round of 32 in Flushing Meadows. The sixth-seeded Kvitova fired 27 winners and broke on five of seven chances to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second round of singles play comes to a close on Thursday at the US Open, as Day Four at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center presents a number of intriguing matchups. Opening up play inside Arthur Ashe Stadium will be 2016 champion Angelique Kerber as she takes on Sweden’s Johanna...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
In the finals of the 2018 French Open, Austria’s Dominic Thiem was handed a nearly impossible task: To go out and defeat Rafael Nadal. In Nadal’s previous 10 tries, he was 10-0. In fact, he entered the final having only lost twice in his career at Roland Garros. Nadal would improve his record to 11...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Frances Tiafoe notched his first ever win in the US Open main draw as he hung on to upset No. 29 seed Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 as the afternoon turned to evening at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday. “Unbelievable. I’ve had a ton of heartbreakers here...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second day of the 2018 US Open will bring the first round of singles action to a close with a number of compelling matchups that feature six players who have hoisted the major’s trophy before. On the men’s side, five-time champion Roger Federer opens up the night session on Arthur Ashe against...Read more
It didn't even take until 12:30 p.m. on the opening day of the 2018 U.S. Open before we saw the tournament's first major upset, as world number one and top-seed Simona Halep was sent packing by world number 44, Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi
  | By Brian Coleman
It didn't even take until 12:30 p.m. on the opening day of the 2018 U.S. Open before we saw the tournament's first major upset, as world number one and top-seed Simona Halep was sent packing by world number 44, Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi. In the first main draw match played inside the new Louis...Read more