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September 22, 2014

Athletes generally perform at their best when they are playing with confidence. Tennis is no exception. Players with confidence believe they will succeed, while those lacking confidence don't, causing their shots, decision-making and overall game to suffer.

September 22, 2014

Ana Ivanovic defeated second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-(2) to win the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The third-seeded Serbian captured her fourth WTA title of the year, using a dominant first set to upend the U.S. Open finalist from Denmark.

September 22, 2014

Maria Sharapova notched another three-set win on Monday, defeating fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second-round of the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

September 19, 2014

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was defeated at the Kia Korea Open on Friday, falling to American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(4), 2-6, 2-6. The fifth-seed fought off a loss in the first set tiebreaker to cruise through the final two sets and beat Radwanska for the second time this year.

September 19, 2014

Ana Ivanovic cruised into the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lucie Safarova on Friday. The win ends a five-match losing streak to Safarova, whom she hadn’t defeated since the 2008 French Open. 

September 19, 2014

In an open letter on social media yesterday, Li Na announced that she will be retiring from tennis due to lingering knee injuries. The 32-year old Australian Open champion hasn’t played in a match since losing in the third-round at this year’s Wimbledon, and retires on the heels of the new tournament in her hometown of Wuhan.

September 19, 2014

The U.S. Davis Cup Team will travel to Great Britain for the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, March 6-8, at a site to be determined. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the draw for the 2015 World Group in Dubai.

September 18, 2014

Following proper nutrition preparation will guarantee an improved tennis match. Packing your lunch box with proper snacks and fluids will help you to avoid fatigue and cramps and will prepare you for any early, late or multiple matches. Here are some easy tips on what super snacks and drinks to have in your lunch box when playing in a tournament.

September 18, 2014

Maria Kirilenko of Russia moved into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open on Thursday, knocking off third-seeded Czech Klara Koukalova 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-0. The win marks the first time she has won back-to-back matches since last September as she continues her comeback from a knee injury that forced her out of the first three months of this season. 

September 18, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki fought back from a set down to defeat Australian qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the Toray Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals in Tokyo.

September 17, 2014

World number one junior CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., who made international headlines with her upset of Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open, and top-15 junior Michael Mmoh of Temple Hills, Md. will lead the United States in the Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals–the premier world team competitions for players age 16 and under, set for Sept. 23-28 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

September 17, 2014

In a matchup of former world number ones, Ana Ivanovic defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014

Agnieszka Radwanska moved one step closer to defending her title at the Kia Korea Open early Wednesday as she pitched a shutout in a 6-0, 6-0 rout of South African Chanelle Scheepers.

September 16, 2014

Simona Halep became the third player to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA announced Monday.

September 16, 2014

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is a joint initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association (MCTA) and the USTA/Eastern Metro Region.

September 15, 2014

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continued her resurgent 2014 season as she cruised past top-seeded Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 in the Coupe Banque Nationale final from Quebec City on Sunday afternoon.

September 15, 2014

In the July/August 2014 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine, I published “The Pink Elephant on the Court.” Since it appeared in the pages of this magazine, I have received an overflow of comments from kids who said “OMG, how did you know what I was thinking? 

September 15, 2014

John Isner and Sam Querrey each won their “dead” singles matches on Sunday against Slovakia in the 2014 World Group Playoff, giving the United States its first 5-0 Davis Cup victory at home since 2004 and a swing of momentum heading into 2015.

September 12, 2014

Out of all the sports out there, tennis has one of the most complicated scoring systems. We have games counted as 1, 2, 3, etc., and we have points counted as 15, 30, 40. Every game can end with a very frequent "deuce" and "advantage" and deuce and advantage and back to deuce again.

September 12, 2014

Venus Williams cruised into the quarterfinals of the Coupe Banque Nationale on Thursday night, knocking off Ukrainian Olga Savchuck 6-1, 6-2 to reach the final eight.

September 11, 2014

In the summer of 1981, Mike Silverman of City Parks Foundation, a Levittown, N.Y. resident, was fresh out of college with an undergraduate degree in political science and plans to take a year off to work before going to law school. When Silverman accepted a six-week summer job teaching free beginner tennis lessons to kids for the New York City Parks Department, all of his plans changed.

September 11, 2014

The order of play for this weekend’s U.S. vs. Slovakia Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff tie was determined at a draw ceremony on Thursday, hosted at The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod drew the names at Thursday’s draw. 

September 10, 2014

Maria Sharapova has qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA announced Tuesday.

September 10, 2014

“Excuse me?” It is safe to say that fans, analysts and anybody else who played witness to the men’s semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open on what will become known as arguably the most surprising day in tennis history were in absolute shock.