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July 28, 2017

The New York Empire dropped to 5-5 on Thursday night, as the Orange County Breakers held on for a 22-16 win on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

July 27, 2017

As we roll into the heat of the summer of 2017, I thought I would address what separates all of us on the court: How we deal with the heat of pressure. From the first time we compete in any way, shape or form, even as children, it's the first time we realize we could "LOSE.”

July 27, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi earned a hard-fought win in an exhilarating matchup against the Washington Kastles, 20-19, at Kastles Stadium in the nation’s capital. The win improves the New York Empire’s record to 5-4 on the season and moves the team into second place in the overall Mylan World TeamTennis standings.

July 26, 2017

World number four Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the 2017 season with a right elbow injury, he announced in a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday.

July 26, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi took control early and never looked back as the team spoiled Andy Roddick’s debut in Philadelphia, beating the Freedoms, 25-18, at Michael J. Hagan Arena on Saint Joseph's University’s campus tonight.

July 25, 2017

One of the most exciting tournaments to come to New York each year is the “Little Mo” Internationals at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, where the best juniors in the world come together for top-level tennis done the right way with fairness, sportsmanship and integrity.

July 25, 2017

The fast changes of direction, pivots, side-steps and jumps of tennis mean that ankle injuries are very common. Most ankle injuries in tennis are sprains—an injury to the ligaments that hold the complicated bones of the ankle together.

July 24, 2017

In Israel in the 1970s, tennis was a sport reserved for the elite and was hardly accessible to the majority of the population. That all changed in 1976, when the Israeli Tennis Centers first opened, giving kids, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, a chance to play tennis.

July 24, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi fell to the San Diego Aviators tonight, 21-16, at Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

July 21, 2017

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Seuss wrote a book called Hop on Pop. It’s 2017, and a lot of tennis players are listening to dear old Dr. Seuss. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to “Hop Into Pop” … POP Tennis, that is.

July 21, 2017

Some of the best in the area at keeping you in shape and on the court, including: Dr. Robert G. Silverman, Dr. Reuben S. Ingber, Dr. Tom Ferraro, Nutrition Solutions PC, Orin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, and Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

July 21, 2017

Before Margaret Court’s comments on same-sex marriage became the hot topic of discussion amongst tennis players and the subject of many reporter questions at press conferences, the debate over Maria Sharapova’s return to the pro tour ruled the conversation.

July 21, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi held a 19-14 lead over the Orange County (CA) Breakers heading into the men’s singles and final set but a furious comeback by the Breakers forced tonight’s match into extended play before the Empire squeaked out a 23-21 win.

July 20, 2017

Right around her fifth birthday, Vitalina Golod’s father began playing tennis and brought his daughter along with him. “He wanted to play for fun and decided that I should try it as well,” recalls Golod. “I can’t say that I had a natural talent for tennis. My progress has taken a lot of work, patience and a lot of time.”

July 20, 2017

The New York Empire (2-2) presented by Citi suffered its second straight defeat on Wednesday night, as the Philadelphia Freedoms (1-2) pulled away late to beat the Empire 25-13 on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

July 19, 2017

The U.S. Open announced on Tuesday that the total prize money for the 2017 tournament will be $50.4 million, which makes it the largest purse in tennis history, up about $4 million, or nine percent, from last year’s winnings.

July 19, 2017

Mardy Fish of the New York Empire (2-1) pushed the Washington Kastles’ (1-1) Frances Tiafoe as close to the edge as he could, but Tiafoe’s youth proved to be too much as the Kastles outlasted the Empire through extended play and a supertiebreaker, 24-23.

July 18, 2017

Masaharu Morimoto –the Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, and Citigold Lounge Host – will lead the roster of world class culinary masterminds for Citi Taste of Tennis’ 18th year. 

July 18, 2017

Kirsten Flipkens and Mardy Fish rallied the New York Empire presented by Citi to a 21-20 win against the Philadelphia Freedoms to improve to 2-0 in the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season.

July 17, 2017

Trying to figure out a way to maintain your tennis training momentum throughout the offseason? Indoor tennis is a lot more viable than you might think. 

July 17, 2017

Roger Federer begins the week at number three in the ATP Men’s Singles Rankings, rising two spots from number five after his Sunday afternoon victory over Marin Cilic at Wimbledon, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. With the win, Federer captured his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title, his fifth ATP title of 2017 and his 19th Grand Slam title.

July 17, 2017

Dominika Cibulkova will join defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and a number of WTA stars in the player field at the 2017 Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies, set for Aug. 18-26 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.

July 17, 2017

Facing a 16-15 deficit entering the final set on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the New York Empire’s John Isner stood on the baseline knowing he needed to win the men’s singles set by two or more games to claim a team victory over the Philadelphia Freedoms.

July 14, 2017

The New York Empire return this summer, bringing World TeamTennis action back to the New York area for a second consecutive year. Leading the charge for the NY Empire will be American Mardy Fish, who will be competing in Mylan World TeamTennis for the seventh time.