David Drucker
It feels weird to be talking about Serena Williams cracking the top 100 in the rankings. That is, however, one of the big stories in the tennis world. This past weekend, Serena claimed her first ever Bank of the West Classic title in Stanford, Calif. which was also her first title since the 2010...Read more
David Drucker
When looking at the draw for the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., I looked for the possible showdowns that had potential to have a high level of shot-making and intensity. For example, a possible second round clash between James Blake and the 2010 champion David Nalbandian of Argentina...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
After falling to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in three sets in the finals of the Farmers Classic on Sunday, American Mardy Fish decided to withdraw from the Legg Mason Classic this week in Washington, D.C. citing a bruised right heel that flared up during his match with Gulbis. Fish becomes the second...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced the field for the 2011 U.S. Open Wheelchair Competition. The event, in its sixth year, will be held Sept. 8-11, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The competition will feature 20 of the top wheelchair tennis athletes from around the globe...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The world’s top tennis players and chefs will serve-up a kickoff to the U.S. Open on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the W New York in midtown Manhattan at the 12th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis event, to benefit the New York Junior Tennis League. One of summer’s most...Read more
David Drucker
It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of Latvian Ernests Gulbis before. He isn’t a big name in tennis; he hasn’t won anything major in his career, his lone ATP title in his seven-year career came last year in Delray Beach, Florida. However, Ernests Gulbis did something you don’t usually see in...Read more
David Drucker
If you watched this week’s Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., you would have never guessed that Serena Williams had been out of the game for nearly one full year. Yesterday, Serena took care of business in decisive fashion against France’s Marion Bartoli 7-5, 6-1 to earn her first title...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
This summer, Long Island Tennis Magazine is sponsoring a series of Beach Tennis USA tournaments, the Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge, in Long Beach, N.Y. at the Allegria Hotel. With three highly successful challenges already having taken place, this weekend's fourth leg is set for Aug. 6-7...Read more
Monica Gorny
On the evening of June 9, the staff at John McEnroe Tennis Academy hosted their first annual end-of-season tennis party at the Sportime Randall’s Island. Amidst some fun-filled tennis activities and pizza eating, players were treated to a Q&A session with John McEnroe, followed by a special...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The New York Sportimes completed another successful season of World TeamTennis (WTT) action this summer. Home matches were played at both Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island (five matches) and the SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y. (two matches). Attendance was up this year, as fans have started to...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
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that Robert Kendrick has been found to have committed a doping violation under Article C.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program (presence of a prohibited substance in player’s sample) and has been suspended from participation for one year...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Junior tennis players from across USTA Eastern got a chance to improve their games and learn about careers in professional tennis this week, as they received coaching from four former professional tennis players–Katrina Adams, Leslie Allen, Rodney Harmon and Ann Koger–at the section’s 13th Annual...Read more
David Drucker
American Andy Roddick has announced his withdrawal from the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., set for July 30-Aug. 7 at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, due to a partially-torn abdominal muscle on his right side. Roddick had mentioned the injury most likely occurred...Read more
David Drucker
In Thursday action at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., American Serena Williams was able to knock off Maria Kirilenko of Russia in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. With this victory, it now sets up the match of the tournament with Serena going toe-to-toe now with Russian Maria Sharapova...Read more