| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sloane Stephens outlasted Polona Hercog to reach the French Open Round of 16 on Friday, notching a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory in two hours and 32 minutes. Last year’s finalist and the seventh seed overcame 43 unforced errors off her racket, but took advantage of 56 from Hercog to book her spot in the...Read more
Amanda Anisimova is the youngest American woman into the French Open third round since Serena Williams in 1998.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After dropping the first set of her opening round match, Serena Williams wasted no time in booking her third round spot at the French Open on Thursday . The 23-time Grand Slam champion rolled past Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2, hitting 36 winners and never facing a break point in the one hour and...Read more
Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem moved into the French Open third round on Thursday, downing Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem moved into the French Open third round on Thursday , downing Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes. “Today was very difficult,” said the fourth-seeded Austrian. “It was a tough match-up for me because there were almost...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Naomi Osaka, winner of the last two Grand Slams, fought back from the brink of defeat in the French Open first round on Tuesday. The top-ranked woman in the world defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 to avoid the opening round upset. “I think this is the most nervous I have ever been...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine Can Nadal win 12th French Open crown? If Rafael Nadal is in the French Open draw, he generally becomes the undisputed favorite to be the final one standing when all is said and done. That has been the case for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced it has reached an agreement with both the ATP and WTA Tours to provide a structure that allows for smooth mobility for professional players. The agreement includes the awarding of ATP and WTA ranking points at $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal got the better of Novak Djokovic in a star-studded Italian Open final on Sunday, capturing the Rome title with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Nadal was competing in his 50 th Masters 1000 final while also looking to hoist his first trophy of the season. “What means most to me is this trophy...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Both Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome on Friday with a leg and hand injury, respectively. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today,” said Federer. “I am not 100 percent physically, and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second-round match against Norwegian Caspar Rudd after an outburst on court during the match’s third set at the Italian Rome in Rome on Thursday . At two-sets-all and 1-1 in the deciding third set, Kyrgios was upset at movement in the crowd during his service...Read more
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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the 2019 French Open, set to begin May 26th, citing lingering effects of a shoulder injury which is still not fully healed. Hampered by the bum shoulder since late last summer after being knocked out of the Round of 16 by Carla Suárez Navarro at the U.S. Open, the...Read more