Americans Jack Sock and Steve Johnson both won their respective quarterfinal matches at the ASB Classic on Thursday, setting up a matchup between the two Americans in the semifinals in Auckland, New Zealand.
Professional tennis returned to Brooklyn on Saturday night, as John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Jim Courier squared off in the PowerShares Series QQQ Cup at the Barclays Center, the final stop of the season for the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30.
The opening week of the 2017 tennis season wrapped up over the weekend but not before delivering us with some highly entertaining tennis to open up the new year, none more exciting than Novak Djokovic’s three-set victory over world number one Andy Murray to win the ExxonMobil Open title in Doha, Qatar.
The good opening week of the season for American women continued on Friday, as both Lauren Davis and Alison Riske moved into the finals of their respective tournaments. Riske advanced to the Shenzhen Open final, while Davis advanced to the ASB Classic title match.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion.
American Alison Riske advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday, knocking off top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 as a part of multiple upsets across the WTA spectrum on Thursday.
American Madison Brengle notched the biggest win of her career overnight, knocking off world number two and compatriot Serena Williams 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4 in the second-round of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.
The first professional tennis event in Brooklyn since 1935 will take place this weekend, as John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Jim Courier will play at the Barclays Center in the PowerShares QQQ Cup this Saturday, January 7.
St. John’s freshman Jessica Livianu captured the Women’s Open Singles title at the USTA National Indoor Championships over the weekend, defeating Notre Dame commit Caroline Dunleavy 7-5, 7-6(2) in the final.
The following article is a compilation of my favorite quotes taken from conversations with champions at every level, from the juniors to the pros. These conversations have helped shape my own coaching philosophy and I often use these tidbits in my coaching and consulting roles.
Unseeded Alexa Noel of Summit, New Jersey captured the Girls 14s title at Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships on Tuesday in Coral Gables, Florida, holding on to beat third-seed Qinwen Zheng of China 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.