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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.

July 14, 2017

Roger Federer moved into the 11thWimbledon final of his career on Friday, dismissing Tomas Berdych 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-4 to set up a final clash with Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

July 13, 2017

I have players from all over the world coming to me to learn the secrets of movement and footwork in the Spanish system. On the pro tour, Spanish players are known for being the best movers … think Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and many others.

July 13, 2017

My understanding of what a progression is, is to use a systematic scheme to accomplish goals. Using progressions as a tool to teach any subject matter is not a new concept.

July 13, 2017

The United States Tennis Association today announced that global superstar Shania Twain will headline the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2017 US Open on Monday evening, August 28, in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  

July 13, 2017

The women’s singles final at Wimbledon was established on Thursday morning as American Venus Williams and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza won their respective semifinal matches in straight sets.

July 13, 2017

The New York Empire presented by Citi, New York City’s only professional tennis team, is proud to announce City Parks Foundation as the team’s selected charity for the Mylan World TeamTennis Aces Program

July 13, 2017

There is no shortage of high-quality tennis coaches on Long Island, and the area has helped grow some of the best players in the country. But few of those coaches carry the type of background and experience brought to the table by Andrea Retolaza. 

July 12, 2017

Roger Federer dismissed last year’s finalist Milos Raonic in dominant fashion on Wednesday, reaching the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time in his career with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(4) over the sixth-seeded Canadian.

July 12, 2017

Sam Querrey became the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2009, shocking world number one and defending champion Andy Murray 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

July 11, 2017

Great Britain’s Johanna Konta knocked off world number two Simona Halep 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 on Tuesday, becoming the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade in 1978.

July 11, 2017

Today, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day powered by Net Generation.

July 11, 2017

Novak Djokovic secured the final spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday, rolling past France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-4 in a match that was postponed from Monday.

July 10, 2017

Manic Monday at Wimbledon produced some highly entertaining and competitive matches as four went the full five-sets, including an epic four hour and 47 minute showdown between fourth-seed Rafael Nadal and 16th seed Gilles Muller.

July 10, 2017

World number one Angelique Kerber will no longer hold that distinction after this week as she fell to former finalist Garbine Muguruza on Monday. Muguruza came back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and book her spot in the final eight.

July 7, 2017

Five-time champion Venus Williams powered her way into the Wimbledon Round of 16 on Friday, moving past Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-6(3), 6-4, becoming the oldest player, at 37 years and 29 days old, to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1994.

July 6, 2017

World number one Angelique Kerber advanced to the Wimbledon third round for the fourth straight year on Thursday, defeating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-5, 7-5.

July 6, 2017

Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday, defeating Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in just one hour and 34 minutes.

July 5, 2017

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka continued her return back to the tour in impressive style on Wednesday, upending 15th seed Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon third round.

July 5, 2017

World number one and defending champion Andy Murray rolled into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday, moving past Germany’s Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

June 30, 2017

It seems strange to start an article about warm-ups with a note about cooling down (many teaching plans include a period for warming up and cooling down during a lesson). 

June 30, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki hung on to defeat Heather Watson on Friday, beating the Briton 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Aegon International final in Eastbourne, England.

June 30, 2017

Venus Williams was found to be at fault for a fatal car crash that caused the death of a 78-year old man back on June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, according to TMZ who obtained a copy of the police report. 

June 29, 2017

For 10 years, Chris Lewit spent a month each summer living in Barcelona, traveling around Spain to learn from the country’s legendary tennis coaches.