| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Rafael Nadal powered his way into the Australian Open final on Friday, dismantling one of the hottest players in the tournament, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in clinical fashion. “I played well, of course,” said Nadal. “I have been playing well during the whole event. Every match,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In remarkable fashion, Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova came back to defeat Serena Williams 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and book her spot in the Australian Open semifinals on Wednesday. Pliskova had captured the opening set, but soon after things took a dramatic turn. Serena rallied to win the second set, and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Entering the Australian Open last week, American Danielle Collins had never won a main draw match at a Grand Slam. Now the 25-year-old finds herself in the final four at a Grand Slam after fighting back to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Tuesday and securing her spot in the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two of the final three Americans remaining in the Australian Open singles draw will compete in their respective quarterfinal matches on Monday night, as Frances Tiafoe and Danielle Collins find themselves in unfamiliar, yet comfortable, territory (the third American remaining, Serena Williams, is...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a showdown between the defending champion and a former champion, Maria Sharapova outlasted Caroline Wozniacki in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, taking out the third-seeded Dane 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. “I was anticipating the match and I wanted that match to happen,” said Sharapova. “...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena Williams made quick work of Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open second-round on Thursday as the 16 th seed needed one hour and 10 minutes to down the Canadian 6-2, 6-2 and advance. “It wasn’t an easy match tonight,” said Serena. “Genie has been to the finals of Wimbledon and the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a tricky second-round match at the Australian Open on Thursday, downing the Frenchman 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 to advance. “It’s always tough playing Jo,” said Djokovic. “He’s struggled with injuries in the last 12 months. His ranking doesn’t do him justice at the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American teenager Amanda Anisimova cruised into the third-round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, ousting 23 rd seed Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-2. “When I got on court, I was focused,” said Anisimova. “I was really relaxed and my game was really on today. I felt like a lot of competitiveness came out...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Defending champion Roger Federer had to overcome a ready Dan Evans on Wednesday at the Australian Open, but still managed to move through in straight-sets 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 to secure his spot in the third-round. “I think I couldn’t pull away early in the match,” said Federer. “Always helps if you...Read more
Borna Gojo, left, defeated Quinnton Vega, right, in the New York Open Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall's Island.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Borna Gojo secured one of the four spots in the New York Open Wild Card Playoff this past weekend as he defeated Brooklyn’s Quinnton Vega 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. Gojo, a White Plains native who plays for Wake Forest, was the draw’s top seed and...Read more