| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It was a thrilling fortnight of tennis in central Spain as some of the best tennis players in the world competed in the Mutua Madrid Open, and in the end, Novak Djokovic and Kiki Bertens won the men’s singles and women’s singles titles , respectively. Djokovic outplayed young Greek star Stefanos...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The decorated career of Spaniard David Ferrer came to a close this week as he competed in his final tournament at the Mutua Madrid Open. Ferrer had announced earlier this year that Madrid would be the last tournament of his career, and it ended at the hands of third-seeded German Alexander Zverev,...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine. Click Here to read the full digital edition. In mid-March, Petra Kvitova made her way to the podium inside Hard Rock Stadium, the new home of the Miami Open. She sat in front of the press following a hard-fought,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In an interview with Christopher Clarey of the New York Times on Wednesday, Justin Gimelstob said he will be resigning from his position on the ATP Board of Directors rather than seeking another term. The election was set for May 14 in Rome. “I’m stepping down because my job is to work on the sport...Read more
Dominic Thiem captured the title at the Barcelona Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Dominic Thiem captured the title at the Barcelona Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday. Thiem fell behind an early break in the first set but rallied to win 12 of the final 13 games to complete the straight-set victory. “Winning this means a lot to me because it’s such a...Read more
Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova became the first player to win multiple titles this season as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-6(2) in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals on Sunday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
For the first time in 2019, we have a two-time champion on the WTA Tour. Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova became the first player to win multiple titles this season as she defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-6(2) in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix finals on Sunday. “I’m so glad that I reached...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The qualifying tournament of the 2019 U.S. Open will be expanded from four days to five later this summer, beginning on Monday, August 19 and running through Friday, August 23 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The move allows more flexibility in scheduling as well as more windows...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal won his 60 th career match on the clay courts of Barcelona as he defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals. “This match was important for me,” said Nadal. “Yesterday I had a tough match. I took a setp forward and was able to play with more...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sofia Kenin notched one of the biggest victories of her young career as the American pushed the United States into the 2020 World Group Draw of the Fed Cup at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday. Kenin defeated Timea Bacskinsky 6-3, 7-6(4) in the fourth rubber of the World Group...Read more
The Fed Cup World Group Playoffs will be played from Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, and on Wednesday, the United States announced its roster.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Fed Cup World Group Playoffs will be played from Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, and on Wednesday, the United States announced its roster. The United States will take on Switzerland in a couple of weeks in San Antonio, Texas, and will be led by Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens at the...Read more