| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic looked sharp once again on Friday, booking his spot in the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-7(8), 7-6(4), 6-2 victory over No. 13 seed Roberto Bautista-Agut. “It was a great fight, almost four hours. Bautista Agut, he’s not going to hand you the win. You have to deserve it,”...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
There is perhaps no player in the women’s singles draw of the French Open that has looked better than Caroline Wozniacki, and the No. 2 seed put that on display once again on Friday. Wozniacki won the first 11 games of her third round match against France’s Pauline Parmentier, and despite a late...Read more
Halep and Sharapova Both Advance in Paris
  | By Eric C. Peck
World number one and two-time French Open champ Simona Halep defeated American Taylor Townsend, a wild card entrant into the draw, on Thursday, 6-3, 6-1, to move into the third round at Roland Garros. It marked Halep’s second consecutive day on the court having had her match against another...Read more
Rafael Nadal advanced into the Round of 32 at the French Open Thursday afternoon, a straight-sets winner over Argentina’s Guido Pella, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
  | By Eric C. Peck
Rafael Nadal advanced into the Round of 32 at the French Open Thursday afternoon, a straight-sets winner over Argentina’s Guido Pella, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1. With the win, Nadal extends his record to 81-2 on the clay courts of Roland Garros, needing just over two hours to dispatch Pella. Nadal advances to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After waiting another full day before her French Open first round matchup, World No. 1 and last year’s runner-up Simona Halep finally pushed through into the Roland-Garros second round, coming back from a set down to beat American Alison Riske 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday. “I had a slow start because...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alex Zverev needed to dig deep in order to reach the French Open third round on Wednesday, climbing back from a big deficit to defeat Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in Paris. “This is important because I’m still in the tournament—so I have a chance to still play here,” said Zverev. “...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In an all-American showdown, John Isner defeated Long Island native Noah Rubin 6-3, 7-6(7), 7-6(7) in a match that was resumed on Tuesday after a rain delay Monday night. Rubin, who was making his debut in the main draw of the French Open, had his opportunities in the tiebreakers, but came up just...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Playing in her first Grand Slam match since winning the 2017 Australian Open final, American Serena Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6(4), 6-4 to book her spot in the French Open second round on Tuesday. “I think the match went well. It wasn’t an easy match, because the beginning there were so...Read more
LI native Noah Rubin will take on fellow American in the opening round of the 2018 French Open.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The draw for the 2018 French Open was revealed on Thursday, and one of the more intriguing first-round matchups on the men’s singles side was the all-American matchup between John Isner and Long Island’s Noah Rubin. “I’m truly excited going into this tournament,” Rubin told Long Island Tennis...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was ousted on the tournament’s opening day as Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlova shocked the No. 5 seed from Latvia 7-5, 6-3 in the first round at Roland Garros on Sunday. “Obviously, it feels great,” said Kozlova. “I didn’t expect anything from the match. I...Read more