Articles

October 23, 2014

Tennis legend Roger Federer will return to Madison Square Garden to face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the Annual BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Federer, currently ranked second in the world, will make his third appearance in the BNP Paribas Showdown after facing Pete Sampras in 2008 and Andy Roddick in 2012.

October 23, 2014

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic bounced back from her disappointing loss to Agnieszka Radwanska in her opening match in Singapore by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday. The win snapped a five-match losing streak to Sharapova and puts a dent in the Russian’s hopes of reaching the semis.

October 23, 2014

Serena Williams erased a lot of doubts on Thursday as she rolled over young Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 in Singapore. The win comes on the heels of Serena’s worst loss since 1998 after she was routed by Simona Halep 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday.

October 22, 2014

Simona Halep steamrolled past Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Wednesday, handing the world number one her worst loss since she was a teenager in 1998.

October 22, 2014

Ana Ivanovic rebounded from an opening match loss to Serena Williams by cruising past Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-3 in Singapore on Wednesday.

October 21, 2014

You would never have gone cruisin’ in your 1972 Ford Mustang without wearing a pair of statement sunglasses and having the stereo tuned to Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Steely Dan or Stevie Wonder. This summer, sunglass styles from the peace-and-love era will make a comeback in all their retro glory. 

October 21, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki beat Maria Sharapova 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 in the WTA Finals on Tuesday. It is the second straight time that Wozniacki has beaten the Russian, as she did so in the fourth-round of the U.S. Open in August.

October 20, 2014

Andy Murray helped his chances of reaching the ATP Finals by picking up his 30th career title on Sunday. The resurgent scot knocked off fellow ATP Finals hopeful David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to win the Erste Bank Open in a thrilling finish.

October 20, 2014

Serena Williams won the opening match of the 2014 WTA Finals on Monday, cruising past Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 for her 16th consecutive victory. The performance was a relief for the American who had withdrawn from her previous two tournaments with injuries.

October 17, 2014

Nikolay Davydenko, who rose as high as number three in the world, has officially announced his retirement from the sport of tennis. The 33-year-old Russian confirmed his retirement as he stood on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

October 16, 2014

Rafael Nadal’s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, has confirmed that the 28-year old Spaniard will not play in the ATP World Tour Finals next month. A report broke yesterday indicating there was a possibility that Nadal could miss the tournament because of his appendicitis, and Toni Nadal confirmed it Thursday.

October 16, 2014

Canadian Milos Raonic was ousted in the second-round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, falling to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. 

October 16, 2014

Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing accusations of corruption following the revelation of Internet conversations that were printed in the Italian media on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014

The National Prize Money One-on-One Doubles® Tournament and Live rockin’ blues concert will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. One-on-One Doubles, considered the Third Game of Tennis, is sanctioned for tournament play with USTA Florida and USTA Eastern. The Tournament will coincide with a live, rockin’ blues concert by recording artists, the F&G Blues band.

October 14, 2014

The new WTA rankings came out on Monday and, as has been the case, Serena Williams remained atop the Women’s Singles chart at number one. This will be the 210th week the American has been number one in the world, surpassing Martina Hingis’ for the fourth-most all time.

October 14, 2014

The USTA Eastern Metro Region Board would like to congratulate our grant recipients for this year. These community organizations and programs support and participate in our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis in the Metro Region.

October 13, 2014

Roger Federer defeated Gilles Simon 7-6(6), 7-6(2) to capture the Shanghai Masters title on Sunday. The tournament in Shanghai was one of the few that Federer had yet to win in his career, and Sunday’s victory marks the 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of his career.

October 13, 2014

Maui Jim has hit the ground running with a line of sunglasses that set the pace for the company’s next level of eyewear for athletic performance. 

October 10, 2014

While the Shanghai Rolex Masters has been a tournament full of upsets with a number of top seeds falling early, it will feature a semifinal match between two of the best players the sport has ever seen. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Roger Federer will face off in the semifinals on Saturday after both men rolled in their respective quarterfinal matches on Friday.

October 10, 2014

A closer look at the area’s top clubs, including: Centercourt Performance Tennis Center; Go! Tennis; Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club; Midtown Tennis Club; New York Tennis Club; Roosevelt Island Racquet Club; Sportime Randall’s Island, home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy; Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park; USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; and West Side Tennis Club.

October 9, 2014

David Ferrer boosted his chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals by defeating fellow contender Andy Murray at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The Spaniard came back to beat the Scot 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to move into the Shanghai quarterfinals, and jump ahead of Murray in the Race to London standings.

October 9, 2014

The USTA has announced the launch of the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. New for this year, the Wild Card Challenge will utilize the USTA Pro Circuit to award wild cards into the 2015 Australian Open.

October 8, 2014

Andy Murray was one of the few big names to move on in Shanghai Wednesday defeating Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 7-5, 6-2 to push into the third-round of the Masters tournament.

October 8, 2014

A day after deciding to take antibiotics and play through a bout of appendicitis rather than opt for surgery, second-ranked Spaniard Rafael Nadal saw his Shangai Masters tournament run come to an end at the hands of his fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez of Spain.