Lisa Dodson
In the last issue, we started discussing the major differences between the serve and the overhead. Hopefully you have started cleaning up your overhead technique by improving your movement, balance and preparation for this important shot. If you have, you may now be looking forward to hitting your...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Andrea Petkovic defeated world number two Victoria Azarenka in the first round of the China Open on Monday, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. In 2011, Petkovic advanced to the finals of the China Open, but could only secure the runner-up spot, falling to eventual winner Agnieszka Radwanska. Next up for Petkovic in...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 on Sunday for her second WTA title of the year at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan. With the win, Kvitova rises in the WTA Women's Singles Rankings, from 11th to number seven. Kvitova now has 11 WTA titles in her career and is now 11-4...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Canada's Milos Raonic defeated the top-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6(4), 6-3 at the Thailand Open on Sunday. Raonic hit 18 aces to beat Berdych in the finals en route to his fifth career title. Raonic upped his lifetime record over Berdych to 2-0 after also beating him in the Cincinnati Masters last...Read more
Deborah-Rose Andrews
The Queens season was once again plagued by rain. We had 44 matches rained out and several were interrupted mid-match by rain. The weather issues continued into District playoffs. The 4.0 Queens men playoffs were interrupted mid-match. Several Manhattan matches were also impacted by rain. Regionals...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Israel Tennis Centers’ (ITC) Vice President of Development Jacqueline Glodstein has announced that Dvorah Marsha, coach at the Israel Tennis Centers in Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon, Israel, would be moving to New York to take over the role of development manager in the ITC Foundation’s NYC office. “...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Angelique Kerber and Petra Kvitova will meet in the finals of the 2013 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, after Kvitova defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2) and Kerber was a 6-4, 7-6(5) winner over the fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki. The number seven-seeded Kvitova ended a nice run by Venus, as...Read more
Brent Shearer
Look out tennis parents and kids. There is a new contender for U.S. Open honors. He is the star of two picture books by Maura Moynihan, a Florida-based tennis instructor. And talk about growing the game … he is a bear with a parrot pal. In Murphy Bear's Tennis Lesson , the title character discovers...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams reached the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday after her 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 win in three-plus hours over Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Venus and Bouchard had comparable unforced errors in the match, 35 for Williams and 34 for Bouchard, but their winners...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Centercourt Performance Tennis Center 65 Columbia Road ♦ Morristown, N.J. www.centercourtclub.com The Centercourt Performance Tennis Center (CPTC) is located in Morristown, N.J., a one-of-a-kind facility fully-dedicated to the development and performance of tennis players. The Performance Center...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
ATP Men's Singles number one Novak Djokovic announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Wednesday via Facebook. Djokovic posted, "Getting used to introducing Jelena as my fiancé and future wife :) So happy!” along with a photo of Ristic kissing him on the cheek. He then took...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Eugenie Bouchard continued her run at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, defeating Jelena Jankovic to reach the quarterfinals 7-5, 6-2. In opening round action, Bouchard came back from 7-5, 5-3 down to beat the ninth-seeded American Sloane Stephens in the second round...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Serena and Murray entertain idea of battle of the sexes match Serena Williams would be happy to take on Andy Murray on a tennis court after the Olympic champion said he would fancy a match against the 16-time Grand Slam winner … but just for fun. After being challenged by a fan on Twitter to take...Read more
Eric Rebhuhn
1. Binghamton University Under the leadership of Adam Cohen, the Binghamton University Bearcats program has been as consistent over the last five years as any mid major in the country. 2. Boston College In the ACC playing against the reigning NCAA National Champions, the Virginia Cavaliers, Boston...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Venus Williams was an upset winner over the top-seeded Victoria Azarenka in her opening match at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday, 6-2, 6-4. Venus had won two of the pair's previous meetings, those were both before her illness and injury struggles of the last few years. On Tuesday, Venus won...Read more