Frances Tiafoe powered his way to a straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Open on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first major of the 2019 season kicked off on Sunday night on the east coast of the United States as the Australian Open got underway from Melbourne, Australia. It was a good start to the tournament for many young Americans both on the men’s and women’s side. Highlighting the action was the tall...Read more
Sloane Stephens notched her first win at the Australian Open since 2014 by beating fellow American Taylor Townsend on Monday.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Sloane Stephens won her first match in Melbourne since 2014 as she defeated fellow American Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2 in the Australian Open first round on Monday. “I thought I played well, solid. It’s not ever easy playing someone from your own country, so I was happy to be through,” said...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In a shocking and emotional press conference on Friday, Andy Murray announced that he plans to retire after Wimbledon this year at the latest. “I spoke to my team and I told them I can’t keep doing this and that I need to have an end point, because I was just playing with no idea when the pain was...Read more
Mardy Fish, who has played for the New York Empire in World TeamTennis play the last two seasons, was named the new captain of the United States Davis Cup team.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On a media conference call on Wednesday, USTA leadership officially announced Mardy Fish as the new United States Davis Cup captain. “To be the next Davis Cup captain, I’m incredibly humbled,” said Fish. “I can’t even express how excited I am, how excited I am that the players have the supported...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Spanish police announced on Thursday the break-up of an alleged match-fixing ring, and the arrest of 15 people on Wednesday. In all, 83 people were implicated in the match-fixing ring, 28 of whom are professional players in the ITF Futures and Challenger ranks. “Fifteen people have been arrested,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Many of the country’s current, former and future college players will gather at Sportime Randall’s Island this weekend for a chance to earn a berth into the New York Open qualifying tournament, which runs from Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13. The facility will play host to a loaded 64-...Read more
On Wednesday, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com announced that No. 5 ATP Tour ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has committed to playing and making his 2019 season debut in Delray Beach.
  | By Press Release
On Wednesday, the Delray Beach Open announced that No. 5 ATP Tour ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has committed to playing and making his 2019 season debut in Delray Beach. Making his fifth appearance and starting his season for the third consecutive year in Delray Beach this year, del...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
It has been quite the week in Auckland, New Zealand for Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. The 18-year old took out former No. 1 and top-seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, and followed that up with a 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-3 win over another former No. 1 in Venus Williams to reach the semifinals...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
With the New Year now here, it’s time for a fresh season of tennis. The 2019 seasons on both the ATP and WTA tours commenced this week, with tournaments taking place in Shenzhen, China, Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. In Brisbane on Wednesday, Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich pulled...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams defeated younger sister, Serena, in a exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, coming back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. “This is our first match back, so what we wanted was to give it our all,” said Venus. The match was the headliner on Thursday during the...Read more