New York Tennis Magazine Staff
From June 20-24, HSBC presented Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Plaza. Events included a hitting session with Monica Seles and Jim Courier, the chance to hit on Manhattan’s only grass tennis court, and the chance to play the Nintendo Wii tennis game, Grand Slam Tennis, on a giant screen. Along with...Read more
David Drucker
If there were one player on the pro tour who cannot catch a break in life, that player would be Andy Roddick, no questions asked. In yet another Grand Slam disappointment, Roddick was upset by unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets, 7-6(2), 7-6(2), 6-4. What’s even more embarrassing is...Read more
Monica Gorny
The saying “anything is possible” comes to mind when thinking of the last two days on the SW19 grass courts at Wimbledon. Yesterday, the tennis world was shaken by a hurricane wild card, as Germany’s Sabine Lisicki knocked out 2011 French Open champion and number three seed, Na Li in a grueling...Read more
David Drucker
Even when you mention the game of tennis, the first names that come to mind are automatically Federer and Nadal. Novak Djokovic should now be one of those names that quickly come to mind, considering he is playing the best tennis on tour this year. The Serbian is now 44-1 on the year after...Read more
Monica Gorny
Italy’s Francesca Schiavone celebrated her 31st birthday in style on the grass courts of SW19 today by taking down Czech’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 7-5, 6-3 to move into the third round of Wimbledon 2011. The match was more competitive than the two set score makes it out to be with both players...Read more
Michael Sarro
While the Wimbledon takes place an ocean away in England, New York City has its own Wimbledon tournament that takes place only a river away. On June 21, the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club hosted a fundraising event called Wimbledon on the Water. The friendly doubles tournament was put together by...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Lauren Haukova of Elmsford, N.Y. (Girls 12) and Jessica Golovin from New York, N.Y. (Girls 14s) both won their sectional Nike Junior Tour Tournaments, the +L1 Eastern Sectional held at Mendham Racquet Club in Mendham, N.J. Both Lauren and Jessica have earned trips to compete at the NJT USA National...Read more
David Drucker
If there was one word to describe the weather for the Wimbledon Championships, I think “frustrating” would be appropriate. Before play could even get underway on day three, we had to wait for the rain to pass. In an update from yesterday's matches that took place late in the day, world number two...Read more
Monica Gorny
On day three of Wimbledon 2011, the opening match on Centre Court was one for the books, as six- time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams faced 40- year old, Kimiko Date- Krumm, a former world number four player from Japan. Based solely on statistics, Williams should have won this encounter with...Read more
Monica Gorny
Winning a first round match on the grass courts of SW19 is not an unexpected feat for a high caliber player such as Serena Williams. However, coming off a year filled with life-threatening turmoil, the defending champion could not help but breakdown into sobs on Center Court, after she beat Aravane...Read more
David Drucker
Unfortunately, day one of the 125th Wimbledon Championships was shortened due to rain, forcing half of the scheduled day one matches to day two. The only men’s match that could finish after the rains had come was Andy Murray of Britian and Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain, playing under the roof on...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that it will host its annual open casting call on Tuesday, June 21 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City to select children to perform at the 2011 U.S. Open, Aug. 29–Sept. 11. Winners will perform “America the Beautiful” live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during...Read more
Monica Gorny
Despite Wimbledon 2011 being only the third tournament of the year for American Venus Williams, the six-time Wimbledon champion produced a powerful groundstroke game to beat her opponent, Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan, 6-3, 6-1. It took Venus only an hour to dispatch of the unseeded Uzbek who...Read more
David Drucker
And ... we’re off! The 125th Wimbledon Championships have gotten underway with a great list of matches on court today. Excuse me for being a bit perturbed as I’ve already been let down by American Donald Young and Germany’s Tommy Haas. Both succumbed to defeat today in four sets after I had picked...Read more
Monica Gorny
Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, the number two player in the world, has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon 2011 due to a right foot injury. At the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands, Clijsters stumbled and injured her foot while moving to the net in her match against Romina Oprandi. She did not call for...Read more