| By Brian Coleman
Petra Kvitova wasted no time securing her spot in the second round of the 2019 US Open on Tuesday as the eighth-seeded Czech defeated her compatriot, qualifier Denisa Allertova, 6-2, 6-4 on Court 17 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. “Obviously not easy playing a Czech opponent in...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The second half of the 2019 US Open’s first round is set for Tuesday on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with a number of intriguing matches scheduled. Last year’s champion Naomi Osaka begins her title defense on Arthur Ashe Stadium when she takes on Russian Anna...Read more
France’s Kristina Mladenovic knocked out 14th seed and former champion Angelique Kerber at the US Open on Monday
  | By Brian Coleman
France’s Kristina Mladenovic knocked out 14th seed and former champion Angelique Kerber at the US Open on Monday, downing the German 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 to secure her spot in the second round. Mladenovic, who reached the quarterfinals here back in 2015, fired 48 winners and got the decisive break for a 5...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Reilly Opelka is clearly comfortable in New York and the 6’11’ West Palm Beach, Fla. native has found a second home here in the Big Apple. Earlier this year, Opelka lifted the first ATP trophy of his career at the New York Open on Long Island, and on Monday, he ousted 11th seeded Italian Fabio...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2019 US Open officially gets underway on Monday as the main draw of the final Grand Slam of the year begins on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The most anticipated opening round clash will be the first one under the lights of Arthur Ashe...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
This story first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine Fans all around the world were able to witness one of the truly great performances in all of sports earlier this summer, when two of tennis’ all-time greats—Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer— squared off in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
What to Watch For By Stefen Rosner Domination Novak Djokovic has been on a tear over a long stretch that dates back to the summer of 2018. He has added some nice hardware to his collection this season, having taken down Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in straight sets, as well as outlasting...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Men’s and Women’s Singles draws for the 2019 US Open were revealed on Thursday as the main draw’s opening matches get underway in just a couple of days on Monday, August 26. Highlighting the reveal was a number of intriguing first-round matchups, most notably eighth-seeded Serena Williams...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
American Taylor Townsend came back from a set down to reach the third and final round of US Open qualifying on Wednesday, defeating Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Townsend converted on four of eight break point chances over the course of the final two sets to complete the comeback...Read more
  | By Robbie Werdiger
Watch out for Daniil Medvedev. The 6’6” twenty-three-year-old Russian sensation has dominated the summer hard court series and is heading into the US Open in as good of form as anyone on tour. After coming just short of the title in Washington, D.C. and Montreal , Medvedev played lights out tennis...Read more